San Jose Train Accident Lawyers
Were you injured in a train accident? Whether you were in a vehicle that was struck by a train or were harmed while onboard a train, we recommend you contact a San Jose train accident attorney at Harris Personal Injury Lawyers.
Our team is made up of veteran personal injury and wrongful death lawyers who handle train accidents regularly. Whatever your circumstances, we will conduct a thorough investigation. We work closely with you, your medical providers, and expert witnesses to identify the value of your claim. We will fight hard for you to receive the maximum compensation possible.
At Harris Personal Injury Lawyers, we are proud of winning more than $300 million in settlements and court rulings for over 5,000 clients.
To schedule your free initial consultation, call 1-800-GO-HARRIS. We are available 24/7 to take your call.
We Handle Train Accident Cases in San Jose, CA
After you suffer injuries in a train accident or your relative is the victim of a fatal train accident, the best thing you can do is contact an attorney who has specific experience in train accident claims.
At Harris Personal Injury Lawyers, we handle all types of train accident claims, including:
- Train collisions with passenger vehicles
- Train collisions with pedestrians
- Train collisions with objects on tracks
- Train accidents caused by equipment defects
- Train accidents caused by conductor negligence
- Train accidents caused by worker miscommunications
- Train derailments due to equipment failures
- Train derailments due to negligence employee negligence
What Caused the Train Accident?
When you or a loved one are involved in a train accident, whether it is a derailment or collision, you may not know what happened. As a train passenger or a driver or passenger of a vehicle, you are not privy to what the conductor was doing or whether someone or something was on the tracks.
Because you may be in the dark about what happened to cause the crash, you will need to investigate the accident. However, this is difficult to do as a layperson, particularly as someone who is recovering from injuries or mourning the loss of a loved one.
Instead of moving forward alone, you are better off hiring an experienced San Jose train accident attorney. At Harris Personal Injury Lawyers, we know how to handle independent train accident investigations.
We will gather as much evidence as possible regarding the accident. We may recommend filing a personal injury or wrongful death lawsuit to pursue additional information and evidence through the discovery process. The owner of the train or railroad tracks may have vital information to your case, and the only way we can access it is through the discovery process.
Who May Be Liable for a Train Accident?
One of the most common questions our train accident attorneys in San Jose are asked is who is responsible for a train accident? Naturally, if you were injured in an accident, or lost a loved one, you want to know who is responsible for compensating you for your injuries or loss.
The answer regarding liability depends on the specific circumstances. Before we can determine who is liable, we must find out what happened to cause the accident. If the train conductor fell asleep on duty, their employer may be liable. If another motorist drove onto the tracks, that driver may be liable.
Overall, parties that are potentially liable for a train accident include:
- The company that owns and operates the train
- The company that owns the tracks
- The company that manufactured the train, a train part, or the track
- The company that provides maintenance for the train or track
- A motorist
- A pedestrian
San Jose Train Accident Compensation
When another person or business is responsible for a truck accident and your injuries or loss, then you may have the right to pursue compensation. Our San Jose train accident lawyers will guide you through seeking compensation through an insurance claim and lawsuit.
We will fight hard for you to receive full and fair compensation for your:
- Medical Bills
- Lost Income
- Property Damage
- Other Expenses
- Pain and Suffering
- Reduced Earning Capacity
- Reduced Quality of Life
- Loss of Consortium
One of the most important things we will do in your case is to gather evidence to prove your damages. We will work with your medical providers and medical experts to establish the type and extent of your injuries. We may work with economists and vocational experts to prove your past and future lost earnings.
We also may have you keep a journal regarding your injuries, pain, and suffering. Your testimony, and that of your close family members and friends, can go a long way in increasing the value of your claim.
Call 1-800-GO-HARRIS to Talk With a Train Accident Lawyer in San Jose
If you are ready to speak with a lawyer about the train accident, contact Harris Personal Injury Lawyers through our online form or by calling 1-800-GO-HARRS.
We accept cases on a contingency fee basis. There are no upfront costs.