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Los Angeles Train & Metrolink Lawyers

If you or a loved one has suffered an injury due to a train accident, please contact the experienced Los Angeles train accident lawyers of Bisnar Chase at 323-238-4683 to discuss your case.

Train accidents can be stressful on the injured and their loved ones. These times are even harder when there is a wrongful death involved in the case. Bisnar Chase Personal Injury Attorneys have over 35 years of experience taking on the industry and corporate giants to get justice for the injured.

The railroad industry won't look out for your best interests when faced with an accident injury lawsuit. You'll need a team with the resources and industry insight on your side to ensure you get the compensation you deserve.

It is important you contact one of our Los Angeles train accident attorneys right away if you or a loved one has been injured in a Metrolink, Amtrak, or other train incident so we can discuss your next steps.

We offer a No Win No Fee promise. You don't pay unless we win your case. Period.

California Train accident statistics:

The urban population in the United States is rapidly expanding and train travel to and from work has become a necessary source of transportation for millions of Americans. California has witnessed a substantial increase in train travel due to the MetroLink expansion over the last ten years. Unfortunately, as the number of trains expands to accommodate demand so does the number of train and Metrolink accidents.
  1. Around 3,000 train accidents occur every year.
  2. 1,000 fatalities in train accidents every year.
  3. 25 chemical spills resulting from train derailments annually.

Causes of Train Crashes In Los Angeles

There are numerous possible causes of train derailments and collisions, including negligence on the part of the engineer, cargo explosions, defective train parts, insufficient rail maintenance, and negligent operators.

Some of the causes of train accdients according to the Federal Railroad Administration are defective train parts such as;

  • Wide gage (defective/missing crossties)
  • Switch improperly lined
  • Catenary system defect
  • Broken base of rail
  • Pantograph defect (LOCO)
  • There is also a growing trend of trains colliding with passenger automobiles. Since the Metrolink commuter system travels throughout Los Angeles and Orange counties, there are more opportunities for disaster.

    In recent months deaths caused by pedestrians walking too close to these Metrolink commuter rails has also resulted in alarm. Some of the deaths were caused by pedestrians standing on the tracks where it is prohibited.

    These types of train crash injuries can cause death, paralysis, loss of vision and amputation. While it's fortunate that a train crash isn't very common, when they do occur they tends to affect the lives of many based on the number of passengers onboard one of these speeding bullets.

    Recently, in Spain, a train crashed killing 80 people and injuring scores of others. The train operator later admitted that he was going over 120MPH around a dangerous curve. Countless lives were affected by his actions.

    Who is Liable for a CA Train Accident Injury?

    Train operations are referred to as common carriers. These public transportation systems are responsible for the safety of their passengers. Some trains are city operated while others are state, and both operate as public transports under the law.

    While trains travel across country, the California Metrolink only covers 512 miles of track. The rail travels up to 90 mph and covers 55 stations throughout California. Approximately 40,000 people ride the rails weekly. Currently Metrolink is contracted with Amtrak and your safety is their responsibility.

    Our Los Angeles Train Accident Attorneys Will Fight For You

    Bisnar Chase Personal Injury Attorneys can handle the details of large or complicated legal cases. We will leave no stone unturned while investigating every aspect of your claim to help you recover the compensation you deserve for your injuries or loss. We have the legal staff and financial resources to take on the biggest cases while getting you a resolution in the least amount of time.


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