Railroad & Train Accidents
There are over 150,000 miles of operated rails in the United States. While most of these lines are used for local and interstate freight transportation, about 23,000 miles are used for passenger trains, a pastime that is still enjoyed by many for vacation travel and daily commuting.
In Southern California, more communities are now linked by railroads for light commuter trains. This allows many people to avoid traffic and save gas money by taking a local metro train to work.
As a passenger on a train, you place a certain amount of trust in the operators and engineers responsible for the train’s maintenance and working condition. Unfortunately, negligence and inadequate maintenance can lead to a train crash or derailment.
Other causes include
- Defective railroad tracks
- Oversized cargo loads
- Passenger vehicles on tracks
What to Do in Case of a Railroad Accident
Mandell Trial Lawyers aggressively serves clients throughout the San Fernando Valley, the greater Los Angeles area, and Southern California. Our experienced legal team assists victims of accidents and wrongful death, including train wrecks, railroad accidents, and railroad injuries. If you or a loved one has been injured in a train crash, contact Robert J. Mandell today for a free case evaluation.
As local personal injury attorneys, our firm’s heart goes out to the victims and loved ones who have been affected by the terrible Chatsworth train accident tragedy. Please contact our experienced train accident attorneys to find out how we may be able to help you recover the maximum monetary compensation for damages and injuries resulting from train wrecks and railroad accidents.