Fullerton Personal Injury Attorneys | Accident Lawyers
Fullerton Train Accident Lawyers
When a train accident causes you harm or your loved one’s death, you may be entitled to compensation on the grounds of negligence, strict liability, or product liability. To learn more about your potential legal claim, you need to speak with a Fullerton train accident lawyer. Trying to pursue compensation without adequate legal advice can be a waste of your time and energy. By working with an experienced attorney from Harris Personal Injury Lawyers, you can appropriately focus on your claim and improve your chances of receiving full and fair compensation.
At Harris Personal Injury Lawyers, our attorneys have decades of experience obtaining compensation through personal injury and wrongful death claims. We deal with insurers daily. We also are no strangers to California courtrooms. When necessary, we will fight for your recovery before a judge.
Our efforts have helped more than 5,000 clients obtain over $300 million in settlements and court rulings. Let us get to work for you.
To schedule your free consultation, call 1-800-GO-HARRIS. If you cannot meet us at one of our many locations, we will meet at a time and place most convenient for you.
Our Fullerton, CA Train Accident Lawyers Handle All Types of Claims
Train accidents are merely one type of personal injury claim. At Harris Personal Injury Lawyers, we have years of experience handling a wide range of personal injury cases, including various types of train accidents. We have the firsthand knowledge and experience you need to effectively pursue compensation after a train accident. We are well versed in the law governing train accidents as well as the procedures you must follow, whether your claim is against an individual, business, or government agency.
Our train accident lawyers in Fullerton routine represent individuals injured in:
- Collisions between trains and passenger vehicles
- Collisions between trains and pedestrians
- Multi-train accidents
- Accidents caused by equipment defects
- Fatal train accidents
Whatever your or your loved one’s experience, we are here to help. Call us right away and schedule a time to meet. We want to hear your story. Once we know what happened, we can advise you regarding best next steps.
Who Might Be Liable for Train Accident Damages?
One of the most important questions after a train accident causes you or a relative harm is who is liable for your injuries? The success of your legal claim hinges on pursuing compensation from the right party and the strength of your evidence against that party.
To ensure you go after the right party, you need a Fullerton train accident attorney to investigate the case. We will immediately conduct a thorough and independent investigation into the train accident. We will gather any accident reports, photos, and video of the crash and aftermath, and eyewitness reports. We also will pay close attention to the findings of a state agency or National Transportation Safety Board investigation.
After our initial investigation, we should have a good idea of who is at fault for the accident and liable for compensating you for your damages.
Potentially liable parties for a train accident include:
- The company that owns and operates the train.
- A government agency.
- The company that owns and operates the track.
- The manufacturer of the train or a specific part.
- The company hired to maintain or repair the train.
- The driver of a passenger vehicle.
- A pedestrian or trespasser.
Proving Your Train Accident and Injury Claim
To prove the claim against the liable party, we will need evidence of that party’s wrongdoing. We will obtain that evidence through our investigation, the findings of a federal or state investigation, and through the discovery process. Once we file a lawsuit, we will participate in discovery, which is the process of exchanging information with the other parties. We can demand the liable party give us additional information, such as inspection, maintenance, and employee records.
We also must gather evidence of your injuries to prove your damages, including:
- Medical records
- Photos of your injuries
- Daily journal entries regarding your injuries and experience
- Pay stubs, tax returns, and other financial records
- Receipts and invoices for injury-related expenses
- Your testimony
- Friends and relatives’ testimony
- Expert testimony regarding your injuries, financial losses, and future job opportunities and income
Personal Injury Compensation
After suffering injuries in a train accident that is another party’s fault, you may be entitled to compensation for your:
- Past and future medical expenses
- Lost wages and employment benefits
- Property damage
- Other injury-related expenses
- Pain and suffering
- Emotional distress and mental anguish
- Reduced earning potential
- Reduced quality of life
- Loss of consortium (spousal relationship)
The potential value of your train accident claims depends on several factors. It is important to talk with a Fullerton train accident attorney about your injuries and the circumstances that led to those injuries. After speaking with you, we can advise you on the potential value of your claim and the factors that may increase or decrease a settlement or court award.