Train Accident Attorney Serving Riverside & San Bernardino
Traveling by train is a fun and convenient way to get around California. Trains take passengers up and down the West Coast, with scenic routes that wind through Los Angeles and down to San Diego. Trains provide a unique way to see some of The Golden State’s most famous destinations. Sadly, some rides end in tragedy. Southern California train accidents can cause serious to fatal injuries, including damage to the brain and spinal cord. As the victim of a train accident, you deserve to explore your legal options. Let the team at DeWitt Algorri + Algorri, PC go through the process with you.
Riverside and San Bernardino Train Systems
Riverside has the Metrolink and Amtrak train systems, while San Bernardino has Metrolink at the city’s station. The Metrolink train system provides services throughout Southern California, with 60 stations along seven lines. Metrolink connects L.A., San Bernardino, Riverside, Orange County, Ventura County, Antelope Valley, and the Inland Empire. The total Metrolink route covers 534 miles throughout SoCal. Amtrak also exists through the National Railroad Passenger Corporation, and it is popular for long-distance rides. There are 77 active Amtrak train stations throughout California.
Metrolink and Amtrak owe great responsibilities to train passengers. They must ensure their engines and train cars are in proper working order at all times. They must also hire conductors and other staff members who will abide by company rules and operate trains according to accepted standards. Mistakes such as failing to check a conductor’s background, incorrectly training employees, failing to maintain trains and tracks, or employing negligent staff members can lead to disastrous train crashes.
In the event of a train accident in Southern California, injured passengers have a right to know who or what caused the crash and who may have to pay for damages. This is where a team of personal injury attorneys can help. The lawyers at DeWitt Algorri + Algorri, PC will investigate the train accident, searching items such as the black box to get to the bottom of what happened. We may discover that someone else’s negligence, such as an employee or the train company, caused or contributed to the crash. At this point, we can help victims pursue financial recovery through the civil justice system.
In a Train Accident? Call Us First
After a train accident, several different parties may contact you from the train company, the company’s insurer, or even the City of Riverside or San Bernardino. It is wise to consult with an attorney before you issue any statements or accept any terms with these parties. Insurance companies are not on your side after personal injury accidents. A lawyer, on the other hand, works for you. Consulting with an attorney can open your eyes to your rights after suffering injuries in a confusing train accident.
DeWitt Algorri + Algorri, PC offers complimentary consultations to discuss your train accident with a legal professional. We’ll talk with you one on one about your crash and what we believe you should do next. You may be eligible for compensation from the at-fault party or parties. To learn more, get in touch with us.