Train Accident Lawyer in Los Angeles
Have you been injured in a train-related accident in Los Angeles? Do you know anyone who has been hit by a train? Larger cities like New York, San Diego, and Los Angeles have more forms of public transportation to decrease traffic congestion. While public transit does help with the traffic on the roads, it does increase the risk of injury to pedestrians, and vehicles. Train-related accidents may not be as familiar as auto accidents; however, they cause more severe, catastrophic injuries to those involved. If you are or a loved one has suffered an injury from a train-related crash, contact our Los Angeles train accident lawyers at Harris Personal Injury Lawyers today for a free case consultation.
“Trains don’t crash.”
As much as we’d like this statement to be true, it is very false. Trains are large entities that often derail, crash into one another, and or crash into vehicles near their tracks. Many times, the accidents are caused by negligent driving, an engine malfunction or improper maintenance. Trains do collide with pedestrians and cars frequently, and if you have ever been in this type of incident, it is essential to know that Harris Personal Injury Lawyers is well-equipped and has the experience to handle any train accident claim.
Train Accident Law
Seeking legal representation will be beneficial to the value of your injury claim. Due to the complex laws regarding trains and train accidents, you will need an experienced lawyer to fight for you. Once hired, Harris Personal Lawyers will investigate all avenues of the accident before filing a claim on behalf of the liable party. It is important to get contact information and do not speak of your injuries to insurance companies until you have searched for legal representation. Due to the complexity of train litigation, hiring an experienced attorney will benefit the evaluation of your injury claim. It is common for insurance companies to deny fault and place blame on other parties after the accident. Let us fight for your rights and help you get compensated fairly.
Train vs. Car
Have you ever crossed a train track near a traffic signal and prayed the light doesn’t turn red? Cars and vehicles for that matter are often hit by trains in intersections or railroad crossings. Sometimes vehicles get stuck on the railroad track and do not have anywhere to move before the train comes. It takes a train much longer to slow down or break before hitting a vehicle. However, sometimes the markings on the roads are inadequately marked. Once hired, our Los Angeles train accident lawyers will investigate all avenues of your accident before filing a claim.
Train v. Pedestrian
People are hit by trains all the time. Many of the times, pedestrians did not hear a train approaching and the train did not have time to stop. Trains take much longer to slow than a car would, due to their size and weight. Even if you are partially liable for getting hit by a train, contact our Los Angeles train accident attorneys to see if you have a viable case.
What to do after a Train Accident:
- Seek proper medical treatment as soon as possible
- Retain a police report: document the facts of the accident
- Do not leave the accident scene without the appropriate contact information
- Do not discuss your injuries with anyone but your doctor or the police to preserve the evidence
- Call or contact a train accident lawyer at Harris Personal Injury Lawyers
Harris Personal Injury Lawyers Will Fight for Your Injury Claim
At Harris, we firmly believe that no injury is worth suffering without compensation. Our team of experienced trial lawyers will take on your accident claim as if you were part of their families. We do not look at each case as a paycheck, in fact, we will fight until the end. We only work on a contingency fee, which means if we do not settle or win your case, we do not get paid. Hiring one of our train accident lawyers is virtually free. Contact our Los Angeles train accident law firm today to schedule your free case consultation. If you cannot make it into our office, we can come to you!