Oxnard Train Accident Lawyers
Train accidents are not the most common type of motor vehicle accident in California, but they can be the most devastating. A vehicle-train collision or a trail derailment can lead to serious injuries and fatalities. If you were injured or a loved one was killed in a train accident, we recommend calling our Oxnard train accident attorneys at Harris Personal Injury Lawyers.
We understand how hard it is to deal with an unexpected accident and injuries. One minute you are driving across train tracks while running errands or sitting on the train on the way to work, the next you may be in pain and wondering what happened. Or, you may have the traumatic experience of receiving the phone call regarding the loss of your spouse, parent, or child.
Whatever the exact circumstances, when you are impacted by a train accident in Oxnard, California, we want to help you. We will find out what happened and why. We will hold the at-fault party responsible and demand that you receive full and fair compensation.
To talk with us about how we can help, contact us through our online form or call 1-800-GO-HARRIS. We offer free consultations.
Our Oxnard Train Accident Lawyers Handle All Types of Cases
At Harris Personal Injury Lawyers, we have worked on all types of train accidents, including train collisions with other vehicles, cyclists, and pedestrians. Whether you were on the train or in another vehicle when you were hurt, or whether your deceased loved one was a pedestrian, in a vehicle, or on the train, give us a call.
We are prepared to work on train accidents arising from all types of negligent conduct. This includes train accidents resulting from:
- Defective trains
- Negligently maintained trains
- Negligently maintained tracks
- Mechanical failures
- Communication errors
- Engineer/conductor negligence
- Distracted pedestrians
- Defective tracks
- Defective railroad crossing equipment
We Thoroughly Investigate Train Accidents
You may not be sure what happened to cause the accident or who is at fault. Our Oxnard train accident attorneys will promptly and thoroughly investigate the incident. We may recommend filing a personal injury or wrongful death lawsuit as soon as possible. This gives us the opportunity to use the discovery process to obtain further evidence regarding the crash.
Once we have identified what happened to lead to a dangerous accident, we can verify which party is liable for compensating you.
Potentially liable parties include:
- The company that owns and operates the train
- The train or a part manufacturer
- The company that owns the railroad tracks
- The company responsible for providing maintenance to the train or tracks
- A negligent driver
- A negligent train passenger
- A negligent pedestrian
How We Establish Your Train Accident Claim
Once we know what happened, why, and who is responsible, the next step is demanding that you receive compensation through an insurance claim and/or lawsuit. To rightly seek compensation, we must put forth evidence that the other party is liable and that their negligent conduct led to your injuries. We also must establish the type and severity of your injuries as well as the myriad effects they have had on your life.
To support your claim, we will submit a wide range of evidence, including but not limited to:
- Photos and videos of the accident
- Business records related to the train and/or tracks
- Employment records of a negligent employee
- Eyewitness testimony
- Expert witnesses’ opinions regarding the accident
- Photos of your injuries
- Medical records and diagnostic imaging
- Diary entries regarding your pain and suffering
- Your own testimony
- Friend and relatives’ testimony
- Medical experts’ opinions
- Vocation and economic experts’ opinions
If you have any questions regarding how we investigate train accidents and gather evidence, and how we use evidence to establish your personal injury claim, do not hesitate to call us. You can talk with one of our Oxnard train accident lawyers during a free consultation.
Train Accident Compensation
By establishing the other party’s liability and your injuries, we will demand that you receive the maximum compensation for your injuries. This may include:
- Medical Expenses
- Lost Wages
- Pain and Suffering
- Emotional Distress
- Reduced Earning Capacity
- Loss of Consortium
- Reduced Quality of Life
We Also Handle Fatal Train Accident Cases
If you lost your spouse, parent, or child in a train accident in California, call us immediately. At Harris Personal Injury Lawyers, our experienced wrongful death lawyers will thoroughly investigate and analyze your circumstances. If you and your family have a wrongful death claim, we will guide you through the insurance claim and court processes.
Do Not Hesitate to Call Harris Personal Injury Lawyers for Help
After being injured while riding a train or in a train collision with another vehicle, you may not be sure of your options. You may not know if you have a right to compensation, and if so, how much your claim is worth. We are happy to discuss all of these factors with you and more during a free, confidential consultation.
Contact Harris Personal Injury Lawyers through our online form or call 1-800-GO-HARRIS to schedule a consultation.