The experienced team of attorneys at LA Lawyers Group has decades of combined experience successfully pursuing personal injury cases. We can handle a variety of train accident claims, including:
Note that we can represent all types of train accident victims at our law firm. This includes pedestrians, bystanders, train passengers, railroad employees, motor vehicle drivers, and motor vehicle passengers.
Some of the most common causes of train accidents include:
The damages that are available in a California train accident case will typically be the same as those available in other types of personal injury cases. California injury victims are generally entitled to recover economic and non-economic losses related to their injury. The specific damages available in a train accident case will vary depending on the case, but may include compensation for:
In addition to economic and non-economic damages, injury victims are sometimes awarded punitive damages. Punitive damages are awarded by a judge as a punishment when they find that a defendant has acted with “oppression, fraud, or malice.” This type of monetary compensation is awarded on top of other damages.
If a train accident results in a person’s death, the decedent's family members may be entitled to file a wrongful death suit. The damages available in wrongful death cases are different from those available in personal injury cases. In a personal injury case, damages are given for the losses a victim suffered due to their injury. In a wrongful death case, damages are given for certain losses the deceased victim’s family suffered due to the untimely death of their loved one.
California law has a vague description of the types of damages a plaintiff could recover in a wrongful death case. The law simply states that “just” damages are available. This can make determining the appropriate damages in a wrongful death case immensely complex, since you must prove that the damages you are attempting to recover are just. A lawyer that has experience handling wrongful death claims can assist you in thoroughly evaluating your situation from an expert perspective in order to determine the damages that may be available to you.
While the damages that are available in a wrongful death case will vary from case to case, there are some general types of damages that are commonly available. These include: