Orange County Train Accident Attorney
Train traffic in Orange County has increased in recent years with the popularity of commuter trains. Generally passengers consider train travel to be safe and comfortable mode of transportation compared to driving the county�s often congested highways. Only when we hear of a train crash with injuries and deaths are we shocked to find out they occur more often then we think. In 2007 there were 13,227 accidents and incidents nationwide. Closer to home in California, there were 199 train accidents in 2005, 189 in 2006, and 152 in 2007. In September 2008, the Metrolink commuter train crashed in Chatsworth killing 25, making it the deadliest American train wreck in the last 15 years. That accident served as a reminder how vulnerable all passengers are to the negligence of train operators. The emotional and financial toll on crash victims and their families cannot be overestimated. At the West Seegmiller Law Firm we�ve been helping train crash victims for nearly 30 years receive just and fair compensation for their injuries. Only a competent and accomplished Orange County train crash lawyer is qualified to sort through the complexities of your accident to determine liability for damages and fight for your right to recover the highest financial award possible.
Who is Liable to Pay Compensation for the Train Crash?
All train wrecks are unique. A train accident could have a single cause or multiple, interrelated causes. Crashes are the result of faulty equipment, operator negligence, attempted suicides, collisions with motor vehicles, confusing track signals, and other related causes. A good train crash attorney will often use the help of train accident reconstructionists, engineers and other experts to examine the facts surrounding your train crash. It takes an attorney with experience to determine what parties and entities had a hand in causing your train accident injuries. Some parties who may be held responsible for your train crash could be:
- The company or public agency that owns and operates the train
- The track owner
- A motor vehicle driver
- The manufacturer of the engine, signal equipment or other equipment
What type of Compensation is Available to Train Accident Victims?
When you are injured, or a loved one is maimed or killed in a train wreck, financial compensation may not seem adequate to make up for your losses. Still, they can help to ease the pain and pay for the services and living needs of the family and the train accident victim.
The types of damages available in each case will vary. Your train accident lawyer can help you decide if you should seek damages for:
- Medical Billsand Home Health Care Costs
- Property Damage
- Impairment of Earning Capacity
- Lost Wages
- Pain and Suffering
- Life Care
- Wrongful Death
To protect your rights to recover damages it is vital that you discuss the details of your case with an experienced train crash lawyer. Call an Orange County train wreck attorney and get a free case evaluation. There is no cost of obligation and every conversation is confidential. (800) 730-3950.
What will it Cost to Hire the West Seegmiller Law Firm Train Crash Lawyer?
Once we decide to take you on as a client, we get paid only if we win your case. We charge no upfront fees or costs, and advance all costs to prosecute the case. We only get paid when you get paid.