Fontana train accidents attorneys know that injuries and damages resulting from train derailments and other types of accidents are often devastating. Even when injuries are not fatal, they can be permanently debilitating and temporary, less severe injuries can be incredibly burdensome on the injury victim and his or her family as well. The train and railroad industry is heavily regulated and strict compliance with those rules and regulations is required. Unfortunately, sometimes train companies, track owners, and other responsible parties fail to comply with rules and regulations and innocent parties are put at risk.
Rules and regulations governing trains are put in place to make sure that trains and tracks are well maintained, operators are well trained and free from drugs or alcohol, and proper safety controls are in place. After a train accident, attorneys will investigate the cause of the accident and any rule or regulation violations. Determining fault in a train accident is critical in order to recover for injuries and damages and that is what makes the investigation into the cause of the accident critical as well. For this reason, only personal injury attorneys who are experienced in train accidents should handle these cases.
Experienced train accident attorneys understand train and railroad law and will be able to efficiently investigate the accident in order to determine which party or parties are liable for the accident. They will hire necessary experts including medical experts to evaluate personal injuries in order to help determine injury value for the claim. Attorneys will help determine claim value for a full and fair recovery which may include medical bills, future medical care related to accident injuries, lost wages, loss of earning capacity, disability, and pain and suffering. They will also negotiate with insurance companies and go to trial when necessary.
There are many types of train accidents such as a derailment, collisions with a car or other obstruction on the tracks, or even a trip and fall when getting on or off the train. Depending on the type and severity of the accident, injuries can range from serious to devastating and even fatal. Common train accident injuries include cuts and lacerations, broken bones, lost limbs, traumatic brain injury, spinal cord injury, and internal bleeding.
When a train accident leads to fatal injuries, family members of the deceased may have a wrongful death claim. Wrongful death claims are intended to compensate certain close family members for the losses they suffered as a result of their loved one’s death. Recovery for losses may include, but is not limited to the following:
If you or a loved one sustained injuries in a train accident, contact a Fontana train accidents attorney at The Hayes Law Firm, APC to schedule a free consultation. You deserve to be compensated for your injuries and damages caused by someone else’s fault. Don’t hesitate to call us at 323-477-1415.
At The Hayes Law Firm, APC, we serve all of Los Angeles and the Inland Empire, so whether you need a personal injury attorney in Montebello or a premises liability attorney in San Bernardino, we are here to serve you. Unlike other attorneys who view clients as cases, we understand that your experience has a human story behind it, and when you are in our offices, you are like a member of the family. We are ethical and compassionate, and we will take the time to find the best solution for your unique case and will work together with you every step along the way. Contact us today for a free consultation.