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Orange County Train Accident Lawyer

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  • Potentially Liable Parties: Identifying responsible parties in a train accident involves evaluating roles of operators, companies, manufacturers, workers, government agencies, and even drivers or pedestrians for neglecting safety protocols.
  • Available Damages: Victims of train accidents in California can seek compensation for a wide range of damages, including medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, and more.
  • Comparative Negligence: You may recover damages for your train accident injuries even if you are partially responsible for the crash thanks to comparative negligence.
  • Why Callahan & Blaine: Callahan & Blaine offers extensive expertise in managing train accident claims through skilled negotiations, trial readiness, and securing record-breaking settlements, emphasizing their role in navigating the challenging legal landscape.
  • To schedule a consultation, call us at (714) 241-4444 or fill out our contact form.

Whether you take the train to commute to work or use it for travel, this mode of transportation can be a convenient way to get around Orange County. However, they can also be dangerous due to their size and the amount of factors that contribute to them running smoothly. If the railroad company, train operator, manufacturer, or other party neglects their duty to care for your safety and causes you injuries in a train accident, you deserve high-quality legal representation who will fight tirelessly for your rights.

At Callahan & Blaine, we understand the difficulties you face after suffering train accident injuries, so we use our 40 years of experience and robust team of 29 lawyers to build a strong claim and advocate for the compensation you deserve. With our unmatched comprehensive services, we have a proven track of success, including the largest jury verdict in Orange County history worth $934 million. Our dedicated attorneys handle every aspect of your train accident claim, no matter how complex, so you can focus on recovery and have the peace of mind that your case is in the right hands.

Who May Be Responsible for an Orange County Train Accident?

Identifying a liable party in a train accident can be challenging, with various parties playing a role in keeping train passengers safe. Fortunately, our attentive lawyers at Callahan & Blaine can help determine who is liable for your injuries with a thorough investigation. Depending on your unique circumstances, one or more of the following parties may be responsible for the accident:

  • Train Operator: If the train operator failed to follow Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) guidelines, was under the influence, or neglected their duties, they may be liable for your injuries.
  • Railroad Company: Railroad companies are responsible for training operators, maintaining equipment, and keeping tracks safe. Neglecting these responsibilities may make them liable for an accident.
  • Manufacturer: If a defective part of the train caused the accident, the manufacturer who made the part could be held accountable for your injuries.
  • Maintenance Worker: Train maintenance workers must ensure trains and tracks are safe for operation. Failing to do so may make them responsible for an accident.
  • Government Agencies: If poor conditions on government-owned tracks cause the train accident, the agency may be held accountable for your damages.
  • Driver or Pedestrian: If a driver or pedestrian ignores traffic signals, crosses train tracks, or stops on tracks, causing a crash, they may be liable for your injuries.

In our investigation, we gather evidence to prove the liable party or parties neglected their duty of care and directly caused the accident and your injuries. Our passionate lawyers have the skills, knowledge, and resources to take on large railroad companies or government agencies with aggression and unwavering advocacy.

What Damages Are Available After a Train Accident in California?

Train accidents can result in serious injuries to passengers or those outside the vehicle, often causing physical, emotional, and financial damages. At Callahan & Blaine, we believe these losses deserve recognition, so we consider every detail when calculating your claim’s value. Based on the severity of your injuries, you may recover the following damages:

  • Past, present, and future medical bills
  • Lost wages from missed work
  • Loss of earning capacity
  • Pain and suffering
  • Ambulance ride
  • Property damage
  • Emotional distress
  • Physical therapy
  • Disability or disfigurement
  • Reduced quality of life

Even if you are partially responsible for a train accident, you may still recover damages with California’s pure comparative negligence system. Each party involved in the train collision receives a percentage of the fault. This percentage gets deducted from each party’s respective damages. For example, if you are 20% at fault and your claim is worth $150,000, you will receive $120,000. 

While this system benefits those who share a portion of the responsibility for an accident, insurance companies may unfairly blame you for causing the train crash. We understand these tactics and negotiate with them for just compensation.

How Can Callahan & Blaine Help With Your Orange County Train Accident Claim?

Train accident claims are often of high value and involve major railroad companies, making the legal process intimidating. With the help of the trusted team at Callahan & Blaine, you do not have to handle it alone. We offer comprehensive support that allows you to focus on recovery and makes a difference in your case in the following ways:

Insurance Knowledge

Our managing partner, Edward Susolik, is one of the nation’s leading insurance experts, giving us extensive knowledge to create nuanced and innovative solutions to negotiate with adjusters and help you achieve the successful outcome you deserve.

Trial Lawyers

At our core, we are trial lawyers who are fully prepared to take your claim to court if necessary. While we attempt to settle your claim without going to trial, we can present your case to a judge and jury if needed.

Record Breakers

With our commitment to excellence, we have secured multi-million dollar settlements for our clients, including record-breaking results, such as the largest personal injury settlement in U.S. history worth $50 million.

Not only do we work hard to build a strong claim and fight for your rights, but we also manage your case efficiently to file your claim within California law’s two-year statute of limitations. When working with us, you do not have to worry about missing your opportunity to receive compensation.

Contact the Experienced Orange County Train Accident Lawyers at Callahan & Blaine Today

After suffering injuries in a train accident, you may feel overwhelmed and unsure how to seek the justice you deserve. Our seasoned lawyers at Callahan & Blaine can help you understand your rights and legal options, communicating with you every step of the way so you can make informed, confident decisions while taking the time you need to heal.

Your case is too important to leave in the hands of an inexperienced lawyer. Instead, seek guidance from our team of 29 lawyers at Callahan & Blaine, a trusted law firm proudly representing Orange County train accident victims for decades. To schedule a consultation, call us at (714) 241-4444 or fill out our contact form.