Several commuter, passenger, and freight trains pass through Santa Ana, CA on a regular basis. You and your family and friends may use Metrolink of Amtrak. Even if you do not utilize these passenger trains, they may be a familiar sight. Most people take trains for granted, having grown up seeing and hearing them. A less common sight, though it does happen, is a train accident.

At Harris Personal Injury Lawyers, we have represented many individuals injured in vehicle-train collisions, train derailments, and other train incidents.

If you or a loved one were recently injured in a train accident, whether you were on-board or outside of the train, do not hesitate to contact our Santa Ana train accident lawyers. You may have the right to pursue compensation from a negligent train owner, conductor, operator, engineer, railroad company, or another party.

Unfortunately, train accident claims are often complicated and challenging. You will be in a better position to obtain full and fair compensation by working with an experienced and skilled law firm. To talk with a team member at Harris Personal Injury Lawyers, contact us through our online form or call 1-800-GO-HARRIS.

We offer free initial case assessments, and if you cannot come to one of our offices, we will come to you.

Our Santa Ana Lawyers Handle All Types of Train Accident Claims

At Harris Personal Injury Lawyers, our team is prepared to handle all types of train wrecks and incidents. If you were injured in a train crash as a pedestrian or motorist, we are here to help. If you were injured while riding a commuter or passenger train, we will fight for you to receive compensation.

Through our years of experience handling serious train incidents, our knowledge of procedures surrounding train accident investigations, and our skills in negotiating with large insurers, we are fully prepared to fight for and advance your rights.

Our train accident lawyers for Santa Ana can help you after a:

  • Train Derailment
  • Train Collision with an Object
  • Train Collision with a Vehicle
  • Train Collision with a Pedestrian
  • Train Collision at an Unprotected Railroad Crossing
  • Train Accident caused by Defective Equipment
  • Train Accident caused by Defective Track or Switch
  • Train Accident caused by Miscommunications
  • Train Accident caused by a Distracted Conductor
  • Train Accident caused by a Fatigued Conductor

Which Party Is Liable for a Train Accident in Santa Ana?

To obtain compensation after a train accident, you must identify the party directly at fault for the accident as well as the party liable for what went wrong. In some circumstances, this is the same party. It could be that the company that owns the defective railroad tracks is also liable for the injuries and/or fatalities caused by the wreck. It may be that the at-fault and liable parties are different. A negligent train conductor could be responsible, but the conductor’s employer is liable for your compensation.

Identifying the correctly liable party is essential in pursuing compensation. Our Santa Ana train accident lawyers are prepared to thoroughly investigate the train wreck, analyze what went wrong, determine who was at fault, and identify the liable individual or business.

Depending on the circumstances, the party liable for the accident and your injuries may be:

  • A motorist who caused a vehicle-train collision.
  • An individual who was trespassing on railroad property and caused the accident.
  • The business that owns and operates the train.
  • The business that owns and operates the railroad tracks.
  • The business that manufactured the defective train or a defective part.

Proving Your Train Accident Claims

Whether you were injured in the train wreck in Santa Ana or a loved one was killed, an attorney from Harris Personal Injury Lawyers will work hard to establish your case and win you compensation. We will gather as much evidence as possible regarding what went wrong and who was responsible. To do this, we may recommend filing a personal injury or wrongful death lawsuit as soon as possible. Through the discovery period of litigation, we can demand copies of train and railroad company records and obtain testimony through depositions.

We also will work closely with you and your medical providers to document your physical, psychological, and financial injuries.

We will gather:

  • Your medical records;
  • Photos of your injuries;
  • Your financial records;
  • Your receipts for expenses associated with your injuries;
  • Daily written or video journals regarding how your injuries impact your life; and
  • Expert testimony.

All of this can be used to prove that another party’s negligence caused the Santa Ana train accident and that you suffered injuries you should be compensated for.

Recovering Compensation After a Santa Ana Train Accident

If you were injured in a train accident, it is vital that you speak with an attorney about your rights. Your injuries may be serious, and the physical, emotional, and financial toll of the accident may be significant.

You should have an experienced and aggressive attorney prepared to pursue compensation for your:

  • Medical Expenses
  • Lost Wages
  • Pain and Suffering
  • Emotional Distress
  • Disfigurement
  • Disability
  • Reduced Earning Capacity
  • Loss of Enjoyment of Life
  • Loss of Consortium

Talk With a Santa Ana Train Accident Attorney Today

You do not have to deal with the ramifications of a train accident by yourself. Let Harris Personal Injury Lawyers fight for you. Call us at 1-800-GO-HARRIS or use our online contact form to request a free initial consultation.

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