Preeminent Plaintiff's Trial Law Firm 
Metro & Subway Accidents

At Greene Broillet & Wheeler, our seasoned team of professionals have over 100 years of combined legal experience handling complex legal matters.

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
  • Amputation
  • Burns
  • 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.

  • Best Law Firms by US News
    Best Law Firms by US News

    Named in U.S. News - Best Lawyers® "Best Law Firms,” Greene Broillet & Wheeler, LLP ranks as Tier 1 Personal Injury firm in Los Angeles.

  • The Inner Circle of Advocates
    The Inner Circle of Advocates

    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.

  • Consumer Attorneys of California
    Consumer Attorneys of California

    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.

  • Best Lawyers
    Best Lawyers

    All 15 of our attorneys have been selected to Best Lawyers® after an extensive peer review process.

  • Top 10 Wrongful Death Verdicts in California in 2019
    Top 10 Wrongful Death Verdicts in California in 2019

    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.

  • Super Lawyers®
    Super Lawyers®

    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."


    Firm partners Christine D. Spagnoli and Molly McKibben have both been honored by the Women Lawyers Association of Los Angeles and are active members.

  • Top 50 Personal Injury Verdicts in California in 2019
    Top 50 Personal Injury Verdicts in California in 2019

    After winning $2.6 million for the plaintiff’s side in a head-on collision case, our victory was named in the Top 50 Personal Injury Verdicts in California in 2019 by TopVerdict.

  • Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch
    Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch

    Recipients of this recognition are held up to the same standards as for The Best Lawyers in America, but only legal professionals in the first ten years of their careers qualify. Four attorneys at GBW have been recognized with this award in 2021.

  • American Board of Trial Advocates
    American Board of Trial Advocates

    Several of our partners are members in the American Board of Trial Advocates, a national invite-only association consisting of the most experienced trial lawyers.

  • Top 100 Settlements in California in 2019
    Top 100 Settlements in California in 2019

    Greene Broillet & Wheeler, LLP, was featured by TopVerdict in the Top 100 Settlements across all practice areas in California for 2019.

  • International Society of Barristers
    International Society of Barristers

    Our team includes several Fellows and Associates with the invite-only International Society of Barristers in recognition of their trial advocacy.

  • International Academy of Trial Lawyers
    International Academy of Trial Lawyers

    Bruce A. Broillet and Christine D. Spagnoli are Fellows with the invite-only International Academy of Trial Lawyers, a group of elite trial lawyers from over 30 countries.

  • America’s Top 100 High Stakes Litigators
    America’s Top 100 High Stakes Litigators

    As a member of America’s Top 100 High Stakes Litigators®, founding partner Bruce Broillet joins a select group of California lawyers. Only 0.5% of active attorneys in the United States receive this honor.

  • American College of Trial Lawyers
    American College of Trial Lawyers

    A preeminent trial lawyers’ organization in North America, the American College of Trial Lawyers have elected firm partners Bruce Broillet, Mark Quigley, and Geoffrey Wells as Fellows.

  • Lawdragon

    Lawdragon has selected five of our firm’s attorneys to the 2020 Lawdragon 500 Leading Plaintiff Consumer Lawyers list.

  • National Trial Lawyers: Top 40 Under 40
    National Trial Lawyers: Top 40 Under 40

    The National Trial Lawyers: Top 40 Under 40 is a prestigious, invitation-only organization exclusive to the most qualified lawyers who have already proven their elite legal skills through trial results and leadership — all before the age of 40.

  • National Trial Lawyers: Top 100
    National Trial Lawyers: Top 100

    Attorneys Scott Carr and Tim Wheeler hold membership to the National Trial Lawyers: Top 100, an invitation-only legal organization consisting of the nation’s premier trial lawyers.


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