Los Angeles Railroad Crossing Accident Lawyers
Advocating for Victims of Train Crossing Collisions in California
In Southern California, trains and light rail often exist alongside cars, pedestrians and bikes. Where traffic and trains cross paths, collisions can be deadly. Most train crossing accidents are the result of problems with traffic sightlines or with warning systems – and these and other factors need to be investigated any time an accident with injuries or fatalities occurs at a train or light rail crossing.
If you were hurt in a railway crossing accident involving a Metrolink, MTA, Blue Line or Red Line train, you need to get experienced legal help from a law firm with a record of successful results and an investigative team up to the task. Our Los Angeles train crossing accident attorneys at Greene Broillet & Wheeler, LLP can help you navigate the process of filing a claim when you schedule a free initial consultation.
Contact us online today or call (866) 634-4525 to speak with a representative from our Los Angeles firm.
Why Do I Need an Attorney?
When you have a railroad crossing accident case, it’s particularly important to work with lawyers who understand the unique areas of railroad and mass transit law. The federal government has a specific set of regulations that cover railroad crossings and the maintenance of railroad crossings. The railroad company or municipality may be entirely immune from liability if it followed those guidelines and met its statutory requirements.
In order to bring a successful case, your lawyer needs to understand federal pre-emption. If the case is presented incorrectly when filed, you could be prevented from bringing your case. Your attorney also needs to understand which questions to ask in order to build an effective case.
When investigating your railroad crash claim, our team will always reflect on the following questions:
- Can cars and trains see each other?
- What is the traffic configuration?
- Are traffic signals tied in with train crossings, minimizing the chance that a car or truck could be on the track at the wrong time?
- Is the warning system working properly?
- Are the lights illuminated so they are clearly visible at any time of the day or night?
- Is the crossing gate working?
- Has the warning system been properly maintained?
- Have the grounds around the train or light rail crossing been maintained?
By asking these questions and more, we may be able to get to the heart of your claim and determine exactly who is liable for your injuries. Our firm has a long history of effectively bringing railroad crossing accident cases to court. In addition, Greene Broillet & Wheeler, LLP, is consistently ranked among the top personal injury law firms in California by Lawdragon Magazine, Best Lawyers in America, Southern California Super Lawyers and the National Law Journal.
Get an experienced attorney on your case today. Contact Greene Broillet & Wheeler, LLP at (866) 634-4525.
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