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Train Accident Lawyers - Glendale Metro Link Crash Kills 11 -  California Personal Injury LawyersMillions of Americans use trains each day. Here in Southern California the trains of choice are the MetroLink if headed across the southland to work or perhaps Amtrak for a trips up and down the state or across the country. While the train is often not the cheapest way to get to a destination it is certainly a wonderful and scenic mode of transportation. When trains aren’t maintained, though, or when reckless drivers try to beat the train across the tracks, a serious accident may occur. If you’ve been hurt in a train accident, our experienced personal injury attorneys at Vincent W. Davis & Associates can help you recover damages for your injuries.

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Southern California Area MetroLink Train Accidents & Collisions are Climbing

Train Accident Lawyers - California Personal Injury LawyersIn Southern California, where the automobile is “king,” a resurgence of light rail has blossomed over the past score of years. Metrolink is a commuter rail system serving Los Angeles and the surrounding area of Southern California and currently consists of seven lines and 55 stations using 512 miles of track. We now have trains running down the center medians of our freeways and cutting across streets everywhere with a huge upswing in train vs. motor vehicle collisions, pedestrian injuries including fatalities, and accidents at the numerous stations. MetroLink accidents are on the rise and are often the source of serious injuries, catastrophic injuries and death.

Recent Metrolink Train Accidents

  • Placentia, April 2002  — 2 people died and 22 were seriously injured on Apr 23, 2002 when a BNSF Railway freight train collided head-on with a Metrolink train in Placentia.
  • Glendale, Jan 2005  — 11 people were killed and more than 100 people were injured (40 seriously) on January 26, 2005.
  • Chatswort, Sep 2008  — 26 people were killed and 135 injured when a Metrolink commuter train carrying 222 persons collided head on with a Union Pacific freight train.

There is a train accident in the U.S every 2 hours

According to the Federal Highway Administration, a train accident occurs every 2 hours in the United States. Data is slow in being updated, but in 1999 alone, there were more than 2,700 train accidents.

While that may not sound like many train accidents take place during the course of the year, compared to other accidents such as car or motorcycle accidents, train accidents tend to be more catastrophic. That’s especially true when you take into account the weight of the train and the high speeds that trains often travel. Back in 1999, almost 900 people died in the train accidents that occurred.

Train accidents are often caused by:

  • Collision with another train
  • Derailment
  • Collision with a car or bus
  • Mechanical failure that leads to an accident
  • Inadequate security on the train
  • Dated and unsuitably maintained tracks
  • Conductor Negligence

Who can be held responsible for a train accident

Since there are many factors that lead to a railroad accident, there are many people who can be held responsible for your injury, loss of income, or pain and suffering. While it’s the responsibility of the railroad company to maintain the tracks and the train you ride, truck and car drivers also have the responsibility of following the laws and not trying to sneak pass the crossbars after they’ve been lowered.

Train accidents are capable of causing catastrophic and life-changing injuries.Train accidents are capable of causing catastrophic and life-changing injuries.  Injuries such as whiplash, burns, nerve damage, paralysis, broken bones, the loss of use of a limb, and even death can be the possible outcomes in a train accident. If you’ve been the victim of a railroad accident, you may be able to collect damages for your injuries, pain and suffering, and lost income. An experienced personal injury attorney can help you research your case, and file your lawsuit in court.

If you or a loved one has suffered injury as a passenger on a commuter train such as Metrolink or Amtrak, our experienced personal injury attorneys can help you:

  • Find caring and compassionate doctors
  • Pay or accrue your medical bills as you are treated
  • Strive to get you compensation when your are unable to work
  • Assist you in being compensated for property damage
  • Obtain for you adequate compensation for pain and suffering
  • Hold the responsible parties accountable, including:
    • Faulty equipment makers
    • Negligent operators
    • Those who displayed reckless or willful misconduct

Whether you were injured in your motor vehicle in a train accident or were the passenger of a train that was involved in an accident, a Southern California personal injury lawyer from Vincent W. Davis & Associates can help you file a personal injury claim if it can be determined that another person’s, companies’ or public entities’ negligence caused the accident.

Contact a California Personal Injury Lawyer

The personal injury attorneys at Vincent W. Davis & Associates represent clients injured on vehicle accidents, workplace accidents, accidents on another’s property, medical malpractice and wrongful death cases. If you think you may have a personal injury case, please do not hesitate in enlisting the expert legal assistance you need to make things right. It costs nothing to call us, costs nothing for a consultation, and costs nothing to get us started looking out for your rights if we agree that you have a solid case.

Unexpected and unfortunate things happen to good people. Our caring legal professionals are here to help you recover and get on with your life. Remember, all legal fees are based on a percentage of the award, and you pay nothing for our services until we win your case. We have several conveniently-located offices around Southern California Counties & Cities including, but not limited to:
  • Alhambra
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