Legal Help from California Train Accident Lawyers
Last Updated: 02-01-2017
Train accidents are rare, yet potentially deadly. The sheer size, weight, and speed of a train means a lot of damage will occur in almost any accident. In any car/train collision, the car will most likely be destroyed. Obviously, this means there is a significant potential for serious injuries to anyone involved in a train accident. If you or a family member is injured in a train, the personal injury attorneys at Wilshire Law Firm can advise you of any legal options you have for securing compensation for the medical expenses, property damage, and suffering you incur.
Common Causes of Train Accidents
Although many train accidents are the fault of impatient motorists crossing tracks at the wrong time, other accidents result from the negligence of train operators or poor maintenance of the train tracks. As a central connecting point for many train tracks and with hundreds of railroad crossings in the city, Los Angeles is a frequent scene of train accidents. Negligence that can cause a train accident resulting in injury includes:
- Malfunctioning or nonexistent warning signs
- Negligent train conductors
- Trains operating at unsafe speeds
- Trains with faulty equipment making a collision inevitable
Recovering Damages After a Train Accident
In the event of a serious injury, train accident victims can require extensive medical treatment and extended nursing care. The costs can be enormous depending on the severity of the injury and necessary treatment. Expenses begin to accumulate as soon as EMTs arrive on the scene of an accident to provide emergency treatment and continue through completion of any rehabilitation program. Immediate contact with a Wilshire Law Firm personal injury attorney can secure the protection of your rights and restoration of your health during the difficult times following a train accident.
The first crisis can occur at the hospital, if the victim lacks medical insurance. By quickly engaging Wilshire Law Firm arrangements will be made to fund your medical care, regardless of expense and the length of the treatment plan. All required medical services are administered by qualified medical professionals and require no upfront payment by the client victim.
The expenses attributed to a train accident injury can be assigned to any negligent parties that caused or were found liable for the accident. Our firm employs experienced train accident injury attorneys, who will pursue your full compensation by the liable parties for all costs incurred. Expenses from medical bills, treatment plans, legal services, lost income, and pain and suffering, are all examples of expenses that can be reimbursed through a compensation settlement. Negotiations with the liable party and their insurance provider are used to arrive at a fair and equitable settlement agreement. Compensation can be awarded for victims of train accidents who suffer any personal injuries including:
- Crushed or broken bones
- Torn ligaments
- Internal bleeding
- Damage to the spinal cord
- Head injury
- Brain trauma
All negotiations and court proceedings, if required, are managed by Wilshire Law Firm so that you can remain focused on your recovery program. You recuperate without stress, assured that our attorneys represent your best interests in all proceedings. Long-term medical attention or rehabilitative services are demanding enough without the stress of coordinating a complex legal compensation claim. Our representation of your claim is conducted under a contingent fee arrangement that requires no upfront payments by you. We earn no compensation until an acceptable settlement has been negotiated.
While negotiations are the preferred route to compensation, if a suitable agreement cannot be reached, Wilshire Law Firm accident attorneys are prepared to pursue every legal course of action against the liable party to ensure a favorable compensation is awarded to you. Investigative services are available to collect evidence that supports your allegations of negligence. Witness testimonials are obtained and used to substantiate your version of events and better explain the details of the accident. Testimonies from medical professionals are also used to provide evidence of the extent and possible duration of required medical treatment to better ensure a proper compensation of all medical expenses.
Client-Focused Personal Injury Firm
The attorneys at Wilshire Law Firm remain client-focused during settlement negotiations and legal proceedings so that a favorable compensation can be attained for every client. The firm has earned a reputation over the years for providing fair and ethical representation for our clients.
If you or someone you know was a victim of a train accident, please contact Wilshire Law Firm at (800) 522-7274.