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Six passengers on a Long Beach Blue Line train reported injuries after their train collided with a car. This, unfortunately, is not a rare report.[1] The Metro Blue Line runs between Long Beach and downtown Los Angeles. Since it began service, over 120 motorists and pedestrians have been killed at Blue Line level crossings, and there have been more than 800 collisions, making it one of the country’s deadliest and most collision-prone rail lines.[2] When train accidents happen, the emotional and financial toll on victims and their families is devastating.

Compensation from Train Accidents

The cities in Signal Hill, Willmington, and Long Beach are well-known for their constant traffic jams. Getting around can be tough, so many people rely on public transportation such as trains.

Unfortunately, this increase in public transportation puts passengers, pedestrians, and bicyclists at risk of being involved in a train accident.

Train accidents can be extremely catastrophic since the sheer size, weight, and speed of any type of train can cause severe damage to people and property.

Whether you are in an accident with an Amtrak train or a local commuter metro line, a skilled train accident attorney will identify all parties and entities that had fault in causing injuries and property damage. They will also fight on your behalf for compensation for:

  • Medical Bills
  • Home Health Care Costs
  • Medical Monitoring
  • Property Damage
  • Impairment of Earning Capacity
  • Lost Wages
  • Pain and Suffering
  • Life Care

In the most severe situations, there may be a wrongful death claim.

The Potential Causes

Train accidents are often the result of many causes including conductor negligence, mechanical issues, human error or equipment failure. A lawyer will take the time to investigate all aspects of the incident including:

  • Reviewing official reports from state and federal investigations
  • Consulting with train derailment experts, train accident recreationists, and other industry authorities
  • Finding and interviewing witnesses
  • Analyzing evidence that may indicate fault
  • Working with medical professionals to understand any long-lasting or chronic effects of your injuries

Personal Attention

In these types of complex legal matters, it is important to speak to a lawyer familiar with the laws in your city. Attorney Robert Finn serves clients in the communities of Bellflower, Cerritos, Compton, Cypress, Florence, Huntington Beach, Lakewood, Norwalk, Seal Beach, and Torrance with one-on-one personal attention.

Mr. Finn takes these types of cases on a contingency fee basis. This means you don’t pay any fees for a train accident attorney until your case is resolved. Call his office in Long Beach at 562-901-3388 today to schedule a free consultation to discuss your issues and put his 40 years of experience to work for you!

[1] http://www.nbclosangeles.com/news/local/Metro-Blue-Line-Train-Car-Crash-Long-Beach-256698941.html

[2] http://www.latimes.com/local/la-me-0329-metro-expo-line-crash-20150330-story.html