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San Diego Train Accident Attorneys

After a train accident, injured parties and their families often have many questions and very few answers. Identifying the cause of a train accident can be challenging, especially when responsible parties deny liability and fail to cooperate with injury victims and their families. If you or a loved one has been injured in a train accident, you need a personal injury attorney with experience handling train accident claims.

The San Diego personal injury attorneys at CaseyGerry represent clients in personal injury cases, including train accidents. They know how to efficiently investigate and evaluate train accidents to determine causation and liability. When our law firm represents you, we will take care of all legal matters while you and your family focus on your physical and emotional recovery.

Train Accident Practice in San Diego

  • CaseyGerry is the oldest personal injury law firm in San Diego, and we have helped clients recover train accident compensation for more than 70 years. Our attorneys know the applicable state and federal laws and how to determine complicated liability matters.
  • We know that train accident injuries are often catastrophic and sometimes fatal. Our attorneys work closely with clients who have experienced tragic accidents and suffered significant emotional losses. We will provide you and your family with compassionate and respectful legal representation.
  • Our law firm is nationally recognized for our leadership in the legal industry, outstanding advocacy for the injured, and our successful trial results. Our personal injury attorneys are skilled negotiators and litigators, and they pursue maximum compensation in every train accident case.

Train Accident Causes And Who is Liable in San Diego, CA

It is critical to find the cause of the accident and contributing factors to determine train accident liability. There may be multiple factors that led to the accident and more than one responsible party in some cases. See below for common causes and factors in train accidents.

  • Operator error, such as speeding, failing to apply the brake, and failing to sound a warning whistle
  • Train operation while under the influence of drugs or alcohol
  • Texting or other distractions while operating the train
  • Colliding with other trains
  • Problems with the tracks, such as negligent maintenance and locked track switches
  • Collisions with automobiles
  • Collisions with pedestrians and bicyclists
  • Crossing light and gate malfunctions
  • Signal misinterpretation
  • Poor operator training
  • Railroad violations of state and federal rules and regulations
  • Brake failures and other train defects
  • Train track obstructions

Fatal Train Accident Injuries

If you lost a loved one in a train accident, you and other family members might have a wrongful death claim for compensation. Recoverable losses under wrongful death claims include loss of financial support and benefits, funeral and burial expenses, loss of companionship, and the value of the decedent’s household services.

If your loved one survived long enough to suffer losses after a fatal train accident, the personal representative may file a survival action on behalf of the estate. Survival actions are intended to recover compensation for the decedent’s losses, such as lost income and medical expenses. Sometimes punitive damages are awarded in survival actions.

Train Accident Attorneys

Attorneys at CaseyGerry understand the complexities involved in train accident cases, and they know how to navigate the investigation, settlement negotiation, and litigation process. They will advocate for a full and fair recovery for you and your family, including medical expenses, pain and suffering, lost income, and property damage. Contact us today to get started.

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