There over one million train-cars in the United States. According to the Federal Railroad Administration (“FRA”), There are approximately 3,000 train accidents annually and nearly 1,000 of them result in fatalities. Other sources suggest that the actual number of train accidents and incidents may be much higher. Surprisingly, trains have historically been thought of as the safer transportation alternative to flying and other methods of transportation.
Train accidents are unique from other types of accidents due to the tight regulation of trains and railroads. When a train collision occurs, numerous government agencies will investigate the train accident. To successfully prosecute your claim for injuries as a result of a train accident, an attorney must be well-versed in federal and state train and railroad regulations and to be prepared to coordinate with all the sources of information. It is important that you promptly contact a skilled California train accident attorney in order to effectively process your injury claim.
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California is no stranger to a catastrophic train and Metrolink accidents, the deadliest of which is the 2008 Chatsworth Metrolink-Train Crash where a Metrolink Train collided head-on with a freight train, causing 25 fatalities. The second deadliest crash happened only a few years earlier in 2005 in Glendale when a Metrolink Train collided with a Jeep Cherokee that was left on the tracks in an alleged suicide attempt. Eleven people were killed in that accident. However, train and Metrolink accidents happen almost regularly in California, and unfortunately, news stories of pedestrians struck and killed by trains have become regular events. Just recently, there was a train verse car accident when a Metro Rail train collided with an automobile during testing of the new on the Expo Line.
Metrolink Accident Cases Are Complex. We Know the Law.
Metrolink accidents can have a devastating effect on their victims. Collisions involving trains present unique challenges for the prosecution of your personal injury claim. The public entities will try to demonize the injured claimants and aggressively deny their claims. Routinely, public entities try to settle train accident claims for next to nothing or deny the claims outright forcing the injured parties to go to court for resolution of their claims. Our firm has successfully gone up against public entities in the past and is prepared to aggressively pursue your claim too. We are prepared to litigate each train accident case like it may be the next “million dollar case,” even when it isn’t, and public entities know that they cannot bully us around.
Public entities employ armies of investigators, experts, and other professionals to protect their bottom line. You need an advocate on your side that is a skilled negotiator, to ensure you get the maximum recovery for your case. An experienced California train accident lawyer at the B&D Law Group will fight to make sure you are adequately compensated for your injuries.
Working with the Injured & Their Loved Ones
The experienced California personal injury lawyers at the B&D Law Group realize that train accidents can result in adverse impacts to their victims and we are here to help you through these difficult times. We intimately understand Federal and California laws relating to the accidents involving trains. We are familiar with the mechanics of an accident and the aftermath of resulting injuries and will help you get the compensation you deserve for your injuries or the wrongful death of your loved one.
Contact B&D Law Group online or call us at (888) 563-4092 to schedule a free initial case consultation today.