Orange County Train Accident Attorney
Today, we don’t hear about train accidents as often they occur. This decrease in the number accidents and the severity of the ones that do occur is mainly because of regulations, safety improvements and other operational media. Despite these industry improvements, however, more than 2,000 train accidents still happen each year in the United States. As a train accident victim, you may be entitled to compensation from different parties depending on the specific facts of the accident.
The experienced Orange County train accident attorneys at the Law Offices of Samer Habbas can help you seek the justice you deserve and the full compensation you are entitled to after a train accident. Our legal team is dedicated to helping you get the full extent of the compensation that you are entitled to.
Trains are considered a common carrier, or a carrier that transports members of the public for a fee. As common carriers, railroad companies and commuter rail lines owe the public a higher degree of responsibility. In other words, they are held to a higher standard to safely transport the public by taking all necessary safety precautions to avoid an accident.
In California, common carriers, including Amtrak, Caltrain and MetroLink, can be held legally liable if they fail to use the highest degree of care to avoid causing harm to passengers. Our oc train accident attorney will investigate the facts surrounding your accident to make sure all responsible parties are held accountable for your resulting injuries.
Suing All Responsible Parties After a Train Accident?
Train accidents, unlike other types of vehicle crashes, are more complicated – especially in determining which parties are liable for your injuries. Depending on the specific facts of your case, there may be a number of different parties who are responsible for your train accident injuries, including:
- Owners of property, such as a house, business or land, that are damaged in a train accident;
- Train passengers;
- Railroad employees;
- Family of persons who are killed in a train accident;
- Motorists in vehicles involved in railroad accidents;
- Pedestrians injured or killed by a train collision.
Our Orange County train accident attorneys will investigate the specific facts of your accident to make sure that we file a claim against any party that could be liable for your injuries and from whom you may be entitled to compensation.
What Steps Should I Take If I Was Injured in a Train Accident?
The shock of being involved in a catastrophic train accident may not wear off in the immediate aftermath of a train accident. It is easy to get overwhelmed and become confused as to what you should do.
The public and newsworthy nature of most train accidents makes it almost certain that if you (and others) were injured, paramedics most certainly responded to the scene of the accident and administered medical attention. With that most immediate concern attended to, you could use the following as a road map of what steps to take next to ensure you get the best possible recovery for your injuries and property damage:
- Preserve evidence from the scene of the crash. Even though you are not an investigator, you should take pictures of the scene of the crash, note whether any steps were taken before the train crashed, and take notice of the circumstances surrounding the crash. If you were in a vehicle at the time of the crash, preserve the vehicle as part of your evidence.
- Keep discussions to a minimum. This is especially important if there is any chance that you could be held even partially responsible for the events that led to the crash. Do not talk to investigators or insurance adjustors until you are represented by an Orange County train accident attorney.
- Notify your insurance carrier, if your vehicle was involved in the train crash. You must immediately notify your insurance carrier if your vehicle was involved in any type of crash, including those involving trains.
- Hire an experienced Orange County train accident attorney. Train accidents typically involve multiple parties and complicated legal issues. To ensure you protect your legal rights and maximize your personal injury recovery, you should promptly hire an experienced train accident attorney who has the knowledge and resources to fight for your rights.
Common Types of Train Accident Injuries
Although train accidents not as common as other types of accidents, when they happen they generally involve catastrophic injuries, including:
- Broken bones
- Lacerations, contusions and abrasions
- Bone dislocation
- Traumatic head injuries
- Spinal cord injuries
- Neck and back injuries
- Scarring and disfigurement
Medical treatment for these types of severe injuries is often extensive and very expensive. You may not be able to return to work for a long time or at all. This can significantly impact all aspects of your life and the lives of your loved ones. The Orange County train accident attorneys at the Law Offices of Samer Habbas will take every step necessary to ensure that our clients get the full extent of the compensation that they deserve following a train accident.
You Need an Experienced Train Accident Attorney Fighting For You!
We understand that train crashes can leave you vulnerable, seriously injured and in a financial bind. Hiring the right firm can help you obtain the justice that you deserve. At the Law Offices of Samer Habbas, our Orange County train accident attorneys can help you:
- Get the necessary medical care you need for your injuries
- Resolve property damage issues (such as damage to your car, watch, cell phone, laptop, etc.)
- Get diminished value for repaired property
- Assist with cash advances when appropriate
We make it our number one goal to provide our injured clients with personal attention and service. We will be there to help you throughout the entire process and make sure you get the justice and full compensation you deserve.
Frequently Asked Questions About Train Accidents Claims
Below are answers to some frequently asked questions about train accidents:
- What is an accident involving a train called?
A train wreck, train collision, train accident or train crash is a type of disaster involving one or more trains.
- How rare are train accidents?
According to the US Department of Transportation, there are approximately 5,800 train-car crashes each year in the U.S. Most of these train accidents occur at railroad crossings. Train accidents result in more than 600 deaths and 2,300 serious injuries each year.
Experienced Legal Help for Victims of Orange County Train Accidents
If you or a loved one has been injured in a train accident, please contact the Law Offices of Samer Habbas. We specialize in getting compensation for accident victims and their families.
For more information or to schedule a complimentary consultation with one of our experienced Orange County train accident attorneys, please call 949-727-9300, or complete our free personal injury consultation form.