The number of accidents and injuries associated with railroads in the United States is surprisingly high. The national media tends to report on only the more sensational train wrecks, accidents that result in multiple casualties and a long list of injured passengers.
The stark, disturbing reality is that about every three hours in the United States, a pedestrian or automobile is hit by a train, according to the Federal Railroad Administration. While some of these incidents occur because of a pedestrian or car driver’s negligence, a considerable percentage of these accidents are the result of some type of negligence on the part of the train operator, company, or other responsible third party.
In addition to major accidents and collisions, thousands of railroad passengers sustain other types of injuries while on trains each and every year. These include everything from injuries sustained in slip and fall accidents to those caused by inappropriately abrupt stops of a moving train.
Compensation in a California Train Accident Personal Injury Case
If you have been injured in a California train accident case, your life literally may feel as if it has been turned completely upside down. You likely are facing significant pain and suffering. You may be involved in ongoing medical care, treatment, and therapy, with no definite end in sight. You may not have been able to return to work.
A key strategy to ensure that you obtain justice in your case is to be proactive in retaining the professional services of an experienced, committed, compassionate Los Angeles train and accident lawyer. The legal team at The Doan Law Firm includes attorneys with experience in representing people injured in train accidents throughout the state of California. An attorney at our firm can be reached by calling our 24-hour hotline at (424) 334-0000.
The types of financial recovery available in a train accident case depends on the specific facts and circumstances surrounding the accident and your injuries. Common types of compensable losses include:
medical bills and expenses
pain and suffering
A skilled train accident attorney will fight to ensure that you obtain compensation not only for your existing or current losses, but those you reasonably can expect to incur into the future. In addition, if your case ends up in a lawsuit, a railroad accident lawyer may be able to pursue what are known as punitive damages on your behalf. Punitive damages represent additional compensation when the party that caused the accident was particularly reckless.
Compensation in a California Train Accident Wrongful Death Case
The compensation potentially available to you in a California train accident wrongful death case depends not only on the facts and circumstances at hand, but also your specific relationship with the deceased loved one. With that noted, there are some general types of compensation commonly awarded in a settlement or judgment in a train accident wrongful death case.
loss of companionship
loss of consortium
mental grief and anguish
lost support and income
last medical bills and expenses
funeral and burial costs
In order to ensure that you receive justice and appropriate compensation in a California train accident wrongful death case, you need to be proactive in retaining the services of a skilled, dedicated railroad accident attorney from The Doan Law Firm at (424) 334-0000.
Retain a Tenacious Railroad and Train Accident Lawyer
If you have been injured in a train accident, you need to fully protect your legal rights and interests. You need a skilled, experienced railroad accident lawyer in your corner, like a member of the legal team at The Doan Law Firm.
A train accident attorney from our firm will schedule an initial consultation with you at a place and time that is convenient for you. You can schedule an appointment with a personal injury lawyer from our firm by calling (424) 334-0000. Our train accident hotline is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 52 weeks a year, including all major holidays.
During an initial consultation, a railroad accident lawyer will provide you an evaluation of your case. An attorney from The Doan Law Firm will also answer any questions that you may have about your train accident case, the insurance claims settlement process, and lawsuit procedures.
The Doan Law Firm does not charge a fee in a railroad accident case unless and until we obtain compensation for you.