Santa Clarita Train Accident Lawyer
Extraordinary as it may seem, over 3000 train accidents take place annually. Railroads in California are considered “common carriers” because they transport passengers for a fee. There are millions of people who take passenger trains every day to get to and from cities and across states, so the risk of an accident is high.
Unfortunately, train accidents are common on these tracks. There are many different kinds of railroad accidents, including derailments, crashes with other trains or vehicles at crossings, accidents with pedestrians, and crashes between trains. For decades, the train accident lawyers at The Mason Law Firm have been helping victims of train accidents and their families file claims and lawsuits against Amtrak and commuter trains.
Get in touch with a seasoned Train Accident Attorney at the Mason Law Firm by calling 661-270-5677.
As a common carrier, trains must transport passengers with the utmost caution
As a common carrier, trains must use the highest care and diligence of a very cautious person when transporting passengers, which means that they must do all that is necessary under the circumstances to avoid injury or harm to their passengers.
Understanding the responsibilities of common carriers
Train accident attorney Mason Rashtian of The Mason Law Firm understands the obligations placed on common carriers, such as train operators. He helps victims of train accidents and collisions (such as Metrolink trains and AMTRAK trains) keep train operators accountable for their negligent or careless conduct.
Here’s the real kicker: Every year, thousands of train accidents occur throughout the United States. Some of these train collisions can be attributed to train engineer’s negligence, some to inadequate rail maintenance and some to unsafe operators. Many of these accidents involve train collisions and motor vehicles on track.
Regardless of the cause, if you have been injured in a train accident, please get a free consultation. At The Mason Law Firm, we will use AV Preeminent peer review-rated* Mason Rashtian’s vast experience and knowledge and provide you with an honest and complete assessment and educate you as to your options.
Slips, Trips, and Falls in Trains and Stations
Not all train accidents involve a collision. Many falls also occur on trains or at train stations. These include trip-and-falls over objects left in walkways and slip-and-falls on spilled fluids. These falls can lead to broken wrists and other bones or even traumatic brain injuries. Train service providers are expected to maintain their premises in order to keep riders safe. If the fall is the result of negligence on the part of Metrolink or AMTRAK, the victim may be entitled to compensation for medical bills and other costs.
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