San Bernardino Train Accident Attorney

Moving at highway speeds or faster and weighing hundreds of tons, a train is a death sentence for anyone unlucky enough to be in the way. According to the Federal Railroad Administration, train accidents killed 796 people in 2008, including 287 people at highway crossings and 453 pedestrians on tracks. Twenty-seven others died in train accidents, a category that includes derailments and collisions that can throw train passengers and crew violently around the inside of the cars. Accidents with people on railroad tracks may be more common, but accidents affecting people on the trains themselves can cause massive casualties and catastrophic injuries such as brain damage and paralysis.

Here in Southern California, we are all too familiar with the dangers posed by a passenger train crash. Most recently, the Metrolink collision of 2008 took 26 lives and injured 135 others, 81 seriously. It was the third serious Metrolink crash in the decade -- and investigators ultimately concluded that all three were caused by human error. FRA statistics echo that judgment, showing that human factors are responsible for more train accidents than any other factor, followed by defects in the tracks. And even when drivers and pedestrians trespass on tracks, the cause may ultimately be traced back to defects in warning signs or the tracks. If you have been seriously injured in any train accident, even if you believe you were partly at fault, you should talk to a San Bernardino train accident lawyer right away.

Train passengers, crew members and even neighbors trust railway companies and agencies to take reasonable care for their safety. When railroads fail in that duty, victims have the right to hold them legally responsible for the tragic results with a San Bernardino train accident lawsuit. Our firm has more than 25 years of experience representing victims of serious injuries in Southern California, including devastating injuries and wrongful deaths caused by train accidents. We understand how to litigate the very complex physical and financial injuries a train accident can cause, and we work hard to ensure that our clients get the best financial settlement possible in their cases.

If you or someone you love has been hurt in a serious train accident and you’d like to discuss your claim with an experienced attorney, you should contact us right away. To set up a free consultation, you can call us anytime at 1-800-753-6997 or contact us online. We have offices in Los Angeles, Orange County, Riverside and Las Vegas.