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Trains are a part of American history. They are thought of to be reliable and efficient. During our 30+ years as Orange County train accident attorneys, we have seen the unfortunate side of what speed and size can do when negligence, poor planning, errors or otherwise comes into the equation. Train accidents can be very catastrophic and devastating. Our firm has been there for the victims of railroad injuries and we will continue to be. If the train you were riding on collided with another train, hit a freight train, or caused an injury or property damage in any other way, please contact our Orange County train accident attorneys so we can discuss it with you. We promise to be with you all the way and to maximize your compensation under the law.

Why Us?

When a train crashes, there are usually many parties to blame. Listed below are some of the more common and obvious reasons for a railroad accident. Keep in mind, though, that train defect, railroad car defect, poor coupling of train cars, debris on the track, track defect, broken track, too steep of a grade, wrong going the wrong way, mistaken track switch, load shifting in a freight car, a train going too fast, train unable to stop in time, train gates stuck or inoperable allowing cars onto the train track, negligent maintenance of train or track, and third party errors and mistakes. Our Orange County injury lawyers pledge to investigate to find all responsible parties for your train car accident injury.

Typical Types of Train Accidents

We have experience with the many causes of train accidents and we will treat your case as if it was the case of a member of our own family. Some of the main causes of train-related accidents are:

  • Train collisions;
  • Derailments;
  • Train vs. pedestrian accident;
  • Train vs. auto accident;
  • Faulty equipment;
  • Poor maintenance;
  • Engineer under the influence;
  • Pedestrian or auto driver trying to commit suicide;
  • Pedestrian or car driver not hearing the train;
  • Riders wandering onto the track at the station;
  • Debris flying from the train’s wheels and striking someone;
  • Gates and fences inadequate to keep people from the track; and
  • Distracted conductor or engineer.

Common Injuries From Railroads

As mentioned above, accidents from train accident are usually very traumatic. Clearly, we suggest calling for emergency help right away. The typical types of railroad accidents include:

How Will a Train Accident Attorney Help?

The Orange County train accident lawyers at DiMarco | Araujo | Montevideo understand that you may be experiencing a significant financial strain and difficult challenges as a result of your accident and injury. In an effort to ease some of that worry, a few of the things we can do for your train-related accident case right now are:

  • Work on your behalf on a contingency basis where you will not owe us a cent unless and until we win your case.
  • Ensure you receive immediate and competent medical treatment.
  • Give you peace of mind. We will handle dealing with the insurance companies and paperwork.
  • Develop your legal strategy for your maximum recovery for medical bills, pain and suffering and lost income: past, present and future.
  • We will be here for you and your family both in and out of court.

Government Liability in a Train Accident

The US Government and its many agencies have oversight and input into planning, designing and regulating the train industry. Due to this, they may have liability when it comes to railroad accidents. Agencies like CalTRANS, agencies and regional transportation authorities plan out the bridges, overpasses, intersections, right of way that trains run, and many other construction and transportation projects. We have taken on the government over issues like improper drainage that caused train wrecks, negligent grading, dangerous intersections, faulty gates to control auto traffic over railroad tracks, and much more. Most cities, county and statewide agencies have a building and planning division that oversees commercial and residential construction projects. This responsibility to make sure all traffic and track construction is safe and sound may put the government at fault for your injury.

Train Accident Workers Compensation

Like all workers in California, conductors, engineers, train maintenance staff, ticket takers, railroad cooks, station engineers, station attendants, and all train workers are required by law to be covered by workers’ compensation. It provides assistance when one is injured on the job and protects the rights of the injured employee. The employer cannot penalize or fire employees for filing a workers’ compensation claim. Most of the time, employers are required to pay disability while the injured employee is unable to work. Workers’ compensation does have limits and does not allow for damages for pain and suffering. The workers’ compensation insurance held by your employer could pay medical expenses, disability, income, death benefits, permanent disability compensation, medical benefits, and vocational rehabilitation, when the injury and circumstance warrants.

We Will Answer Your Questions and Protect Your Train Employee Rights

Be sure to call our firm today to inquire about your train workmen comp claim and schedule the free initial consultation to discuss the job injury. We will answer all your questions including if you are wondering how State Disability Insurance (SDI) works, what the workman comp benefits would be specifically for you, and how much a workers’ comp lawyer costs or how much a work injury attorney in Orange County costs? You will not have to pay anything unless and until we win your case. We will investigate all potential third parties who could be responsible for your injury so as to maximize your compensation under the law.

Trains in Orange County & California

California has many trains and railroad lines that link the state. They travel north and south, east and west, to and from airports, harbors and bus stations. They move commuters, freights, passengers and vehicles. The larger trains that travel this state include AmTrak, the high speed rail connecting northern and southern California, Metrolink, Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART), San Diego Metropolitan Transit System, Fresno Area Express, Sonoma Marin Area Rapid Transit (SMART), and many others.

The major US railroad and transportation companies still active today include BNFS Railway, Southern California Regional Rail, Southern California Regional rail Authority, Canadian National Railway, ACE train, Canadian Pacific Railway, CSX Transportation, Kansas City Southern Railway, Cal West Transportation Inc, Parsec Inc, Los Angeles Junction Railway Company, National Railway Passenger Corporation, SBSC Corporation, Transloading Services Company, Medi Serve Transportation, Inc, Norfolk Southern Railway, and Union Pacific Railway. Be sure to inquire with whoever you use for freight hauling, container shipping or transportation services to see their injury logs and accident record.

Call Our Orange County Train Accident Lawyers For Legal Help

Contact our Orange County train accident attorneys at DiMarco | Araujo | Montevideo. You and your family deserve to be taken care of after an accident. We will take the time necessary to walk you through the entire claims process, research all potential causes including third party contributions and workers’ compensation claims, and work hard to recover the maximum monetary compensation available so that you can stop worrying and start the process of healing for you and your family. Contact us online or call us at (714) 783-2205 any time of the day or night.

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