San Francisco Train Accident Lawyer
CalTrain operates commuter trains in the San Francisco area, including the South Bay area, San Jose and Gilroy. The trains are run by Amtrak, the national passenger rail corporation under a contract with the Peninsula Corridor Joint Powers Board, a multicounty agency that oversees the operation of CalTrain. If you have been injured in a crash with any commuter or intercity transit service, a San Francisco train accident lawyer for help.
Accidents involving trains often include fatalities and catastrophic injuries. When those accidents were the result of negligence or wrongdoing, victims or their surviving families may be eligible to seek damages and compensation. It is important to consult a knowledgeable attorney with experience handling claims against public entities such as CalTrain to learn about eligibility for legal action.
At Mary Alexander & Associates, P.C., our attorneys have more than 30 years of experience handling case involving public entities such as CalTrain, Amtrak and Metrolink. We advise potential clients about the limited time available for filing an injury or wrongful death claim against the Joint Power Board or other governing agency. We spend the time needed to gain a full understanding of the accident and its consequences to our client and his or her family. Our attorneys consult with experts and specialists who help us understand how the accident occurred, whether our client will be able to work and what medical expenses can be anticipated.
Causes of Train Accidents
Our San Francisco train accident lawyers handle cases arising from incidents such as:
- Pedestrians struck by trains
- Passengers falling from trains
- Motor vehicles struck at train crossings
- Bicycles struck crossing tracks
- Platform accidents
In addition to handling wrongful death claims, our law firm helps individuals who suffered catastrophic injuries after being involved in CalTrain accidents. Our clients include people who suffered brain injuries, spinal cord injuries, multiple fractures and burns. Whatever the severity of their injuries, clients rely on our law firm to tell their stories in a compelling way that results in full and fair compensation and damages.
One reason for our success in such matters is our use of cutting edge trial technology that allows us to show how the accident happened, describe how CalTrain was negligent and illustrate the effect of the injuries on our client’s life. These compelling presentations make it possible for juries to have a full understanding of the legal, medical and technical issues involved in the case.
Consult a San Francisco Train Accident Attorney for Help
If you need assistance after an accident on a commuter or intercity train, contact our San Francisco train accident lawyers for legal help.