Los Angeles Metro & Subway Accident Attorneys
Committed Representation for Public Transport Injury Victims
Statistically speaking, riding in a train, light rail, subway or other form of public transit is much safer than driving one’s own car. But when train and subway accidents do occur, the cost in terms of lives and human suffering can be enormous.
As Los Angeles metro and subway accident lawyers, our experienced team at Greene Broillet & Wheeler, LLP can offer skilled representation for victims of the LA Metro railroad system and Metrolink trains. With a track record of success in a variety of complex public transportation and railroad accident cases, our California law firm has the resources and experience to pursue justice for catastrophic injuries.
We offer free consultations and can travel to your location. Call (866) 634-4525 or contact us online to speak with a member of our legal team.
Common Subway Accident Injuries
Although Los Angeles is not known for its public transportation systems and has a strong reputation as a commuter city, the Los Angeles Metro Rail system estimates that at least 344,000 riders use the subway for their work, recreation, and other transportation needs every day. Metro cashes are very uncommon, but when they do happen, passengers often sustain serious injuries as the force of impact throws them against the walls of the subway train.
Railroad, railroad crossing and subway accidents often result in extremely serious, life-altering injuries, including:
- Brain injury
- Spinal cord injury
- Internal injuries
- Post-traumatic stress disorder
Caused by everything from drunk or distracted operators to faulty equipment to inadequate maintenance, subway accidents have the potential to harm hundreds of people at a time. Under the California Tort Claims Act, however, potential plaintiffs must follow specific rules and regulations when filing a lawsuit against a government agency, such as the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transit Authority or LACMTA.
To protect the rights of our clients, we move quickly to file claims with all appropriate governmental entities, such as the Southern California Regional Rail Authority and the MTA. Failure to file in a timely manner or failure to file with the correct jurisdiction can leave victims unable to pursue compensation for damages.
Representation for the Chatsworth Metrolink Crash
Few people can forget the tragedy of the Chatsworth Metrolink train wreck that killed 25 people and injured 135 others in September 2008. As leaders in public transportation litigation, our lawyers at Greene Broillet & Wheeler, LLP, were selected as part of the plaintiff’s steering committee for the Chatsworth train wreck case. In that position, our attorneys advocated for the best interests of all accident victims and sought maximum compensation for their losses.
Armed with the knowledge, experience and resources to handle train and subway accident claims, our law firm has obtained millions of dollars in verdicts and settlements for injury victims. The skill of our Los Angeles attorneys is complemented by our in-house staff of investigators, model builders and demonstrative evidence professionals who collaborate to create powerful courtroom presentations that depict how negligence caused the accident.
We represent people throughout Southern California, California and the United States. Please contact us at (866) 634-4525 to discuss your case.
Named in U.S. News - Best Lawyers® "Best Law Firms,” Greene Broillet & Wheeler, LLP ranks as Tier 1 Personal Injury firm in Los Angeles.
Founding partners Browne Greene and Bruce A. Broillet are both members of the exclusive invite-only Inner Circle of Advocates, as two of the top 100 plaintiff trial lawyers in America.
All of our attorneys are proud to be active members of the Los Angeles County Bar Association or LACBA.
Many firm members have been honored by the Consumer Attorneys of California, including Browne Greene, Christine Spagnoli, and Bruce Broillet, recipients of the Marvin E. Lewis Award. In addition, attorneys Bruce Broillet, Scott Carr, Molly McKibben, and Tobin Lanzetta has been honored with the Consumer Attorney of the Year Award.
All 15 of our attorneys have been selected to Best Lawyers® after an extensive peer review process.
Our attorneys were featured in TopVerdict for having one of the Top 10 Wrongful Death Verdicts in California in 2019, with $15 million won for the plaintiff in Keck v. Bel-Air Bay Club.
Our firm has more attorneys on the Super Lawyers® and Rising Stars lists than any other law firm in Southern California, with 15 members selected.
Several partners are active members in the Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles, with attorneys Browne Greene, Bruce Broillet, and Christine Spagnoli named “Trial Lawyer of the Year."
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