Experienced Representation For Train Accident Cases
Trains are dangerous. Despite progress in safety, a railroad accident occurs in the United States approximately every 90 seconds. The injuries are usually serious if not fatal, but obtaining compensation is legally complex. You need an attorney who is not only aggressive but knowledgeable about railroad litigation, as well.
The Law Offices of Fred D. Crawford, IV, advocates for people in South Bay and throughout California who have been injured – or who have had a loved one who has been killed – as train passengers or as pedestrians or motorists at railroad crossings. We are committed to holding railroad companies and public transit entities accountable for the lasting injuries of a loved one’s untimely death.
Please call our Redondo Beach office today at 310-421-4732 to schedule a free consultation about your train accident case.
Why Did The Train Accident Occur?
We have the experience and resources to bring suits against private railroads, transit authorities, freight companies and other parties for negligence leading to car-train collisions, derailments, explosions, chemical spills or other train-related injuries. We investigate to find the underlying negligence that led to the accident, such as:
- Human error, such as excessive speed or switching tracks
- Operator negligence, such as texting or intoxication
- Improper loading of hazardous cargo
- Malfunctioning lights or arms at railroad crossings
- Safety hazards in train stations and around platforms
We examine the accident to determine who is liable for your losses. Working with experts in this area, we build strong cases for compensation for medical bills, lost income and benefits, and pain and suffering.
Train accident injuries tend to be serious or catastrophic. They may include broken bones, amputations, burns, traumatic brain injuries, spinal cord injuries, toxic exposure and injuries involving crushing. In the worst accidents, wrongful death may be the result. We also represent families who have lost loved ones in train accidents. They may be entitled to compensation for funeral and burial expenses, the loss of the deceased’s future income and the personal loss of a loved one’s contributions.