A California train crash is one of the most devastating things one will ever have the misfortune of being in, or even seeing and hearing. If you have been in a train crash, train accident, or Metrolink wreck mishap, you need the experienced train attorneys at Ehline Law Firm PC. Our local trial lawyers bring you this educational web page to show you why you will need a train attorney to litigate your accident or other railroad case. CalTrans is often involved in these types of serious injury cases and could quite possibly be a named defendant.
Locomotive Accidents Are Common Worldwide
Train wrecks occur often throughout the world, in Southern California cities, and throughout these United States. A train crash does not always result in the fatality of a beloved family member. But when there are deaths involving a train mishaph, such as the September 12, 2008 Chatsworth train accident, they are usually sensational topics in the news media and often spotlighted by attorneys and consumer groups. Train accidents often result in
But the above addresses more a passenger train scenario, such as a Metro-rail wreck. Often, a train accident can result in the spillage of deadly toxins, solid and gas. Sometimes railroad crashes will contaminate whole neighbor-hoods and cause birth defects and wrongful death. These are sometimes referred to as hazardous material accidents, or chemical spills.
Experienced Counsel is a Necessity When Facing Large Corporations
Experienced lawyers are a requirement when going up against the defense attorneys employed by the organizations who caused the negligence that lead to the accidents. In the time of 1960-2001 trains wrecks resulted in 13,136 fatal injuries. In fact, that calculates out to 325 fatalities per year for that time period. This might not seem like a lot, but there were far less deaths on aircraft for that same time frame. (3,061 fatal aircraft injuries from 1960-2001 circa.) Trains are far more dangerous than aircraft according to statistics.
Arguably, due to the war on terror, the World Trade Center resulted in 3000 plus fatalities, but even with that, trains are still more dangerous, assuming our government ignores political correctness and keeps Islamic militants off of aircraft in the future. The Ehline Law Firm PC’s offices are constantly investigating train crash accidents throughout the United States and California cities. Southern California train crash victims are encouraged to call or e-mail Ehline on our attorney hotline now at (213) 596-9642.
Michael Ehline advocates cases for the seriously injured. If you are a victims of train crash, or train accident, or train wreck anywhere in the State of California, you may have suffered broken bones, broken teeth, brain injury, or may be in so much pain you require epidural injections just to kill the pain. You may even be addicted to Vicodin, the pain killer. If you have been injured in a train crash, and have suffered any of these serious personal injuries, IMMEDIATELY contact Ehline Law Firm PC.
You need to know your rights before you destroy your case by giving a hired gun investigator hired by the insurance company a “recorded statement”. This will usually tank your case to a large degree. These people are trained to get you to say what they want to defeat liability.
This is why it is so important for you to seek an experienced trial attorney before you talk to anyone. Ehline is an experienced train crash attorney in Southern California, Los Angeles and Orange County. Ehline will fight for you and help you get the most for your injuries and damages. Train accident injuries are our bag.
Due to recent population explosions in the Southern California and the United States, transportation is also forced to reconsider the rail as a major form of people moving. For example: MetroLink is a California “commuter train” that actually goes underground and above ground. This form of transportation allows a commuter to take his car to a designated parking lot and board the MetroLink. This saves gas and is also convenient and often allows one to work from a laptop, etc. MetroLink crashes are on the rise and are often the source of major injury and death.
United States Train Crash Statistics-An Overview:
- 3,000 train crashes per year;
- 1,000 train crash deaths per year;
- Approximately every 14 days there is a toxic chemical spill. This often results in forced evacuations of the general public and homeowners.
- Every year, at least 600 rail-stations and thousands of miles of railroad tracks are in use throughout the United States.
- More than fifty per cent of train accidents occur at unprotected railway crossings.
- For the most part, railroad safety measures have not been updated in many years.
- Train derailments or collisions occur approximately every ninety minutes
- The public has not been sufficiently trained in train safety.
It is easy to see how toxic chemicals could spill when the statistics alone show the probability of a commercial railroad disaster. But passenger trains also derail as well. Thus, there are many potential ways one could be injured. Train derailments often occur from negligence. Sometime the train engineer (train driver), or conductor, or safety officer, allows the rail maintenance to fall below the legal standards. Sometimes unsafe train engineers will be negligence and cause the train crash. Often a passenger vehicle will get hit by an oncoming train.
In fact, a while ago a disturbed suicidal person parked his passenger truck on the railroad tracks. This caused and contributed to a Metrolink striking a vehicle. The Metrolink cars then derailed causing serious injuries. The Ehline Law Firm PC, will make it happen for you. Do or die. Semper Fi. We are highly aggressive legal counsel in the State of California.
Ehline will investigate your car crash and help you get all of your monetary damages for your serious train crash injuries in Southern California and the Untied States. Ehline will help you maximize your recovery.
Ehline will assist you to recover money damages, in the form of lost wages, past medical bills, future medical bills, pain and suffering and yes, sometimes even punitive damages. Ehline wants to help you get the highest monetary compensation for your train crash injury. When a train derails, this can also be the result of a head on collision with another train, mechanical failure, faulty tracks, even sabotage. The railway company is responsible for reasonably checking to make sure these tragic events won’t happen. If you have been injured in a train accident, derailment, or collision, call of E-mail Ehline Law Firm PC now!
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Don’t forget that our law firm has a proven track record of success. Torts in California are also on the rise. Many of companies put profits over people. Ehline is the great equalizer. Cal Trans has been a focus lately as well.