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Modesto Train Accident Attorneys

Modesto Train Accident Attorneys

While train accidents may not be as widespread as car crashes, when they do happen, they are often catastrophic or even fatal. Our Modesto train accident attorneys know how devastating these accidents can be and have a long history of helping victims fight for the compensation they deserve. Many different parties may be liable for a train crash. Our legal team will conduct a thorough investigation to identify any and all liable parties and to gather the evidence necessary to pursue a settlement in your favor. Throughout the years, we have won more than $300 million in personal injury and wrongful death cases, a large portion of which has been in train accident cases. To speak to a member of our team, get started by giving us a call at 1-800-GO-HARRIS.

Types of Cases our Modesto Train Accident Attorney Handle

Our personal injury lawyers have decades of combined experience representing victims of train accidents throughout California. We are poised to handle a variety of train accident claims, including, among others:

  • Train accidents involving passenger vehicles;
  • Accidents caused by train derailments;
  • Train accidents involving pedestrians;
  • Train accidents caused by equipment malfunctions;
  • Collisions involving multiple trains; and
  • Train accidents resulting in catastrophic personal injuries and wrongful death.

Who is Liable for a Train Accident in California?

Generally, a train accident indicates that something went wrong: A vehicle and a train collided at a railroad crossing, a train ran off its rails, the engine malfunctioned, or something else went seriously awry. When these things happen, their magnitude can result in serious or even fatal injuries. Identifying a liable party in a train accident depends on the circumstances. For instance, a switch failure may be attributable to the party who installed it, while a collision at a crossroads may be the result of the conductor’s reckless, impaired, or distracted driving. Some examples of liable parties in a train wreck include:

  • The business that owns and operates the train
  • The business that owns and operates the tracks
  • The business responsible for the maintenance of the train or tracks
  • The business that manufactured, distributed, or sold any defective train or track parts
  • Motorists or individuals trespassing on the tracks or railroad property
  • Train passengers
  • The conductor or operator

No matter the circumstances, our Modesto train accident attorneys will work to surface critical evidence showing who – or what – caused the wreck. By identifying the liable party or parties, we can work more efficiently toward helping you recover for your losses.

Recovering Compensation for a Modesto Train Accident Injury

By collecting evidence in support of your claim, you can show a judge or jury that you are entitled to be made whole. It is extremely difficult to prove your case on your own. However, by working with a Modesto train accident attorney, you will gain a partner and advocate who can gather, analyze, and present the evidence in support of your case. At Harris Personal Injury Lawyers, we will collect evidence in some combination of the following:

  • Your medical records, from doctors’ visit notes to diagnostic imaging
  • Photographs of your injuries and the accident scene
  • Your financial records, from pay stubs to tax returns
  • Receipts from any medical expenses you incurred, including travel expenses for your medical care, vehicle modifications made necessary by your injuries, and any home renovations that made your home more accessible post-injury
  • Expert testimony, from accident reconstructionists to medical, vocational, or financial experts
  • Your own personal notes about how the accident and your injuries have impacted your life

Discuss Your Case with a Modesto Train Accident Attorney

At Harris Personal Injury Lawyers, our legal team will answer your questions, ensure you understand your rights, and devise a strategy to approach the claims process. We can handle each step of your train accident case, from gathering evidence to negotiating with an insurance carrier on your behalf. Call our 24-hour phone line at 1-800-GO-HARRIS or send us a message to schedule a complimentary case review.