Orange County Train Accident Lawyers

Orange County Train Accident Lawyers

If you were injured in a train accident, we recommend contacting Harris Personal Injury Lawyers to talk with an experienced Orange County train accident attorney. Train accidents do not happen every day. However, when they do happen, they often lead to serious injuries and fatalities. When you are affected, you need to work with a lawyer who has specific experience handling these types of cases—something not all personal injury lawyers have. At Harris Personal Injury Lawyers, we have addressed train accident claims throughout California. We have the knowledge, resources, and skills you need to progress efficiently through your claim and seek full and fair compensation for your injuries. Our team is proud of our track record of success. We have helped more than 5,000 clients throughout the state wine more than $300 million in settlements and court awards. Whether you were injured in a derailment or other train accident, or you received a traumatic phone call saying you had lost a spouse, parent, or child, we are here to help. Contact us online or call 1-800-GO-HARRIS to schedule your free consultation. We handle personal injury claims on a contingency fee basis. There are no upfront fees and you do not owe us anything until we win you compensation.

Our Orange County Train Accident Lawyers Handle All Types of Claims

Over the years, our team at Harris Personal Injury Lawyers has worked on all sorts of train accident cases, from injuries sustained on board a train to collisions and when trains leave their tracks. Do not hesitate to call us after a:

  • Derailment
  • Train-vehicle collision
  • Train-pedestrian collision
  • Train collision with an object on the tracks

We are prepared to thoroughly investigate any train accident to determine the negligent cause of the incident and your injuries or loss. Common causes of train accidents include:

  • Negligently maintained trains
  • Defective trains
  • Negligently maintained tracks
  • Defective tracks
  • Mechanical failures
  • Miscommunication between train or railroad employees
  • Negligent operation of the train
  • Speeding
  • Trespassers or distracted pedestrians
  • Defective railroad crossing equipment
  • Negligent drivers

You Will Benefit From a Thorough Investigation of the Train Accident

When you are injured in a train accident or lose a loved one, you need to know what happened, why, and why is responsible. The best way to get this information is to hire an Orange County train accident attorney to perform a thorough and independent investigation. At Harris Personal Injury Lawyers, we gather all evidence available to us, including any accident reports and eyewitness accounts. We cooperate with federal authorities that will investigate the claim and publish their results. We also may recommend filing a lawsuit as soon as possible so that we can gather more information through the discovery process. Discovery is a pre-trial phase during which time the parties exchange information. We can demand information and records from the owner of the train, track, vehicle, or other parties through requests for documents, depositions, and interrogatories, which are questions the other party must answer. Through our investigation, we will gather evidence to establish your claim for compensation, including:

  • Photos and videos
  • Business records
  • Employment records of a negligent employee
  • Eyewitness testimony
  • Expert witnesses’ opinions regarding the accident

Through our investigation, we will uncover the underlying cause of the accident. We also will determine the party liable for the accident and your injuries. Possibly liable parties include:

  • The business that owns and operates the train
  • The manufacturer of the train or a defective part
  • The business that owns the railroad tracks
  • The business responsible for repairing and maintaining the train or tracks
  • A negligent driver
  • A negligent pedestrian
  • A negligent train passenger

Establishing Your Damages

Once we are able to prove the negligence that caused the train accident and who is liable, we must establish your damages, including your physical, psychological, and economic injuries. To prove how you have been injured and affected by the train accident, we will use:

  • Photos of your injuries
  • Medical records
  • Journal entries regarding your pain and suffering
  • Your own testimony
  • Friend and relatives’ testimony
  • Medical experts’ opinions
  • Vocational and economic experts’ opinions

By presenting this evidence to an insurance company or a judge and jury, we will demand that you receive full and fair compensation for your medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, mental anguish, disfigurement, disability, and reduced earning capacity.

Fatal Train Accidents in Orange County

If your spouse, parent, or child was fatally injured in a train accident in Orange County, call Harris Personal Injury Lawyers right away. Our train accident lawyers in Orange County will advise you on California’s wrongful death law. Your family may be entitled to pursue compensation for your emotional distress, and the loss of your relative’s income, services, and companionship.

Call an Orange County Train Accident Lawyer Today

For legal advice and help after a serious train accident, reach out to Harris Personal Injury Lawyers at 1-800-GO-HARRIS or through our online form.