California Amtrak Railroad Accident Attorney

You may be familiar with Amtrak, especially considering it is a national passenger railroad service. The company was founded in 1971 and has been in operation ever since. You can get almost anywhere using Amtrak since they operate in the contiguous United States as well as in some Canadian cities.

You would think that a train accident would be an unlikely occurrence but it is more common than you think. If you have been involved in a train accident you should contact the California Amtrak railroad accident attorney from The Kaufman Law Firm by calling 310-981-3404 or by clicking here.

How Train Accidents Happen

As a passenger on an Amtrak train, you assume that it will be a smooth ride and you will get to your destination safely. However, there are several cases where this does not happen and you can be seriously injured as a result. There are different ways that train accidents can happen such as:

There may be other causes of train accidents but these are the most common.

Who Can be Held Liable After a Train Accident?

In any personal injury case, proving liability is the name of the game. It must be proven that the at-fault parties owed you a duty of care and that the duty of care was breached causing your injury and loss.

Breaching a duty of care can be done knowingly or unknowingly. There can be several parties that can be held liable after a train accident such as the company that owns and operates the train (such as Amtrak), the train part manufacturers, and even the drivers of the train or other vehicle involved in the accident.

Injuries From Railroad Accidents

If you survive a train accident, you may be left with serious or catastrophic injuries. The most common injuries are:

Wrongful Death Benefits

Due to the sheer size and speed of an Amtrak train, people who are involved will suffer severe injuries or death. If your loved one passes away during a train accident you will need a California Amtrak train accident attorney on your side to seek wrongful death benefits on your behalf.

An attorney can also obtain compensation for medical expenses, lost wages, and loss of future earning capacity. Other damages that can be recovered are disability, disfigurement, pain and suffering, loss of inheritance, funeral and burial costs, loss of enjoyment of life, and loss of consortium.

Contact The Kaufman Law Firm

If you or a loved one have been involved in a train accident you will need representation from a California Amtrak railroad accident attorney. Losing a loved one in a train accident can be traumatic but you do not have to face this alone. Contact The Kaufman Law Firm at 818-990-1999 or by clicking here.

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