San Diego Train Accident Lawyer

Were You Seriously Injured in a Train Crash?

Train accidents, while far less common than car or truck accidents, still occur thousands of times every year, injure hundreds of people, and claim the lives of hundreds more. Due to the number of passengers, even a seemingly ‘minor’ train crash can result in serious injuries.

Besides actual train crashes, sometimes injured victims are struck or run over by a train after falling onto the tracks, or crossing tracks as a result of defective gates or signals. If you were seriously injured or if someone you love was killed in a train accident, you may be able to file a lawsuit in order to seek compensation.

Give us a call at (619) 215-1488 to speak with one of our San Diego train accident lawyers today.

Contact our San Diego train accident lawyers at The McClellan Law Firm if you were seriously injured in a train crash. Our firm has fought to protect the rights of injured victims across the United States for more than 30 years, and have successfully secured over 120 verdicts and settlements in excess of $1 million each for our clients.

What Can Cause A Train Accident

Depending on where the accident occurred, any number of factors could be involved in a train crash. Some of the more common types of train accidents include:

  • Railroad crossing accidents
  • Car / train collisions
  • Train / train collisions
  • Derailments

Derailments cause some of the most devastating train crashes and often lead to a large number of injured passengers. Most of these accidents are caused when safety standards are ignored or overlooked, but can also be caused by:

  • Excessive cargo weight
  • Faulty or malfunctioning equipment
  • Obstacles or obstructions on the train tracks
  • Faulty or broken tracks
  • Speeding

While railroad crossing accidents often result in far fewer casualties than derailments, they have an incredibly high fatality rate. Some of the most common causes of these types of crashed include:

  • Objects sticking out from the train
  • Debris like plants or fallen objects obstructing railroad crossings
  • Trains parked dangerously close to the crossing
  • Trains failing to use the necessary lights when approaching a railroad crossing
  • Trains failing to use the necessary horns when approaching a railroad crossing
  • Defective gates or signals

Who Is Liable for Train Accident?

An experienced attorney can help you determine whose negligence or wrongdoing led to the crash. During our investigation, we will determine whether the railroad company provided its employees with the necessary safe working environment, equipment, and training, whether those employees followed the Federal Railroad Administration’s (FRA) safety regulations, whether any equipment malfunctioned, etc. If any of those factors led to the crash, or if negligence of any kind led to the crash, the party or parties responsible can be held liable.

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Contact The McClellan Law Firm Today

If you were seriously injured in a train accident, you deserve a chance to secure full compensation for the injuries and damages you suffered. At The McClellan Law Firm, our San Diego train accident attorneys have spent their careers fighting to put our clients in the best position possible to secure the compensation they deserve.

Get started with a free case evaluation by filling out our online form, or call us at (619) 215-1488 today.

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