LOS ANGELES AMTRACK TRAIN ACCIDENT LAWYERS
Train accidents can cause immense damage to property, and in the worst-case scenarios, lead to tragic loss of life. Unfortunately, these accidents are all too common and the hard reality is that sometimes they are avoidable. When you or someone you love has been injured in a train accident, Omega Law Group, PC has the experience necessary to fight for the settlement you deserve.
Contact our Los Angeles Amtrak train accident lawyers today by calling (310) 504-1852 or by filling out our online contact form.
WHEN IS AMTRAK LIABLE FOR TRAIN ACCIDENTS?
A train wreck, like any other personal injury case, is governed by the four principles of negligence. It must be proven that the defendant had a duty of care, that they breached the duty, that this breach was the cause of the accident, and that the plaintiff suffered damage because of all this.
In a train accident, some of these points will be fairly straightforward. Amtrak owes a duty of care to everyone on their trains, from passengers to employees. It’s also highly probable that the fourth point—the reality of damage—will be evident. But proving breach of duty might be challenging, and it’s important that injured plaintiffs work with Los Angeles Amtrak train accident attorneys who know what they’re doing and know how to go about investigating an accident.
What follows are just a handful of examples how Amtrak might be found to have breached their duty of care in a train accident:
Failure to properly mark or maintain a railroad crossing is another issue that can lead to liability in a train accident. Railroad companies must ensure that all crossings are adequately marked with signs and signals to warn motorists of approaching trains. If a crossing is not appropriately marked, drivers may not be aware of an approaching train, leading to collisions.
Train operators should ensure that all equipment, including locomotives, wagons, and brakes, are in good working condition. If faulty components are not detected and repaired, they can cause accidents such as brake failure or derailment. In such cases, the railroad company could face significant legal action from those affected.
Regular inspections are necessary to ensure that all equipment, tracks, and signals are in good working condition. If inspections are not conducted regularly, defects may go unnoticed, leading to accidents that could have been prevented.
Amtrak must ensure that employees are trained adequately to carry out their duties safely. They should be knowledgeable about the risks associated with operating a train and how to react in case of an emergency. Lack of proper training can lead to errors that may cause accidents such as misreading signals or failure to follow the proper procedures when conducting maintenance.
Train operators are required to adhere to strict regulations regarding working hours and rest periods. If an employee is overworked, they may become fatigued, leading to errors that could cause an accident. The railroad company has a responsibility to ensure that its employees are well-rested and not overworked.
THE LOS ANGELES AMTRAK TRAIN ACCIDENT LAWYERS YOU NEED
Omega Law Group, PC understands what it takes to investigate the root causes of a train accident. We know what documentation to seek out, what evidence to examine, and what questions to ask. We’re here to fight for our clients and see to it that they get the financial settlement they need after going through such a traumatic experience. Call our office at (310) 504-1852 or contact us online today.