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Train Accident Lawyers in California

Increases in population and traffic in California have created a greater demand for public transportation. Many people in the Bay Area are choosing to take BART or Cal Train to get to work instead of commuting by car. For many people, commuting by train is quicker, less expensive, and more environmentally friendly. Unfortunately, injuries caused by train accidents are quite common and rising.

Operators of public transportation, often called Common Carriers, are responsible for taking all steps necessary to protect the safety of their passengers. Railroad and train companies are responsible for properly maintaining and operating their facilities and equipment, providing safe and secure facilities for boarding and leaving the train, and safely storing passenger luggage. There are strict federal and state laws governing the safe operation of trains, and federal authorities will investigate any serious accident that occurs. Operators of railroads and trains can be held liable for serious accidents, such as derailments and collisions, as well as less serious accidents like falling luggage which causes injury.

There are many types of accidents involving trains ranging from a simple slip and fall to a collision causing death. These accidents can happen on any kind of train, whether it is hauling freight, chemicals, or passengers. Accidents can affect train riders, employees, people at the station and / or innocent bystanders. Rail crossings are a common place for train accidents and are becoming increasingly more dangerous with population growth. Derailments are responsible for extensive damage, particularly if toxic chemicals are involved.

The causes of train accidents are as varied as the injuries they result in. Engineer Negligence, poor maintenance, inadequate safety precautions, and bad management are among the most common causes of train accidents. Commuter trains such as BART and Cal Train are not immune from these problems and are frequently sued over preventable accidents that occur both on their trains and at their facilities.

It is important to note that claims resulting from train accidents are subject to various Statutes Of Limitations which limit the amount time you have to file a lawsuit. Also, public transportation accidents typically involve making a claim against a government entity. These claims can be very complicated and there are additional procedures and strict timelines that must be followed. The impact of these rules on your case must be evaluated by a qualified train accident lawyer as soon as possible.

Call The Scranton Law Firm for a free consultation with an experienced California train accident lawyer at 1 (800) 400-8742.

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Lawyers that advocate for you and are knowledgeable in law.
Professional, well staffed, responsive, supportive.
This was the first time I had to deal with a car accident and I am so blessed to have found Karl and Scranton law firm. They represented me well! I can't be...
Thank you so much to Scranton Law Firm especially Roman Gomez. He made my case zero stress, fast and managed to get me a great deal after I was hit by another driver. The company was reluctant to pay for the amount but thankfully these guys are knowledgeable, just and were able to fight for my rights. - Hector Mejia
Great friendly law firm! Made my process super easy! Thank you!!
Great team work hard to make you comfortable. Thank you
This is the best law firm ever. They get the job done in a timely manner. I would recommend this firm to anyone who's looking for professionals at wat they do Jade and Lou Berry deserve more than five starts I just can't say anuff but thank you Scranton Law Firm.
Scranton Law Firm really was there when I needed help!! I was in an accident where the other driver was not honest in the details and his insurance was a bit brutal/nagging. Scranton Law Firm handled everything, keeping me in the loop all the way. I would hope no one needs them, but would highly recommend them! Top Shelf
Took my case and handled everything kept me in the loop as things progressed. Asked me what I wanted took my opinion into consideration and called me when the job was done.
Ask for Daniel Hoer, he makes it happen!
Great company! Always kept me updated on what was happening throughout my case and went above and beyond on my needs. I would definitely recommend to my family and friends
Unfortunately I left a one star review for the wrong law firm, it was meant for Kuvara Law Firm.Mr. Louis G. Beary who is now in charge of my case has shown me more professionalism and take charge attitude which I find as an exemplary Attorney.
I am very happy, this law firm was very helpful and was very polite especially Roman. I am very thankful and I recommend them!
So far so good .. Scranton was recommended to me through a friend. I was already going through a bad experience with another injury law firm. I spoke with...
Great law firm, and friendly people too! Helped me out with my legal expenses.
In 2019 I was involved in an automobile accident where the other driver ran a stop sign. I suffered a breastbone fracture which left me with agonizing...
Jamie R has been so very helpful in settling my automobile claim. Thanks to her for her calm demeanor and responsiveness. It nice to have someone to take...
Very personable
Roman Gómez,y Erika Mendez excelente persona ,y el abogado louis g beary ,me ayudó en todo el momento en mi caso,se los recomiendo
Great law firm. They work really hard to get you what you deserve. I was so glad to have them on my side.
Bob has been an excellent source of professional meets personalization. He listens and focuses on what’s at hand, which is you! Highly recommend him to whomever is in need of top notch representation.
Top Notch company 👌💪 Fought hard for my husband. Very positive experience. You want them on your side. Kudos to Nikki the assistant!!
Fair, helpful and great communication. They walked me through the whole process and made sure I was taken care of. Would highly recommend to friends and family.
A no hassel experience. Pleased.
Very professional firm. My lawyer was Lou Berry. We worked well together.
Without the help of Scranton Law Firm I would never recovered a dime from my insurance company on a hit and run accident where the insurance company refuse to pay on a uninsured motorist policy they got them on a technicality and they had to pay up. Thanks Scranton Law Firm you guys are the best
Scranton Law firm did a great job with my case. All my questions were answered in a timely manner and always with a sense of urgency. My dad was recently in...
Great experience, will always recommend. Every question I had was always answered in a timely matter and with a sense of urgency.Thank you Scranton Law Firm!
Roman is awesome! He stays on top of things & keeps you updated. I’d recommend him to anyone! Thank you for helping me & always calling/texting back.
Friendly and professional as well as speedy.
I had a great experience with Scranton law firm Karl and the whole team were efficient and they treat you like family I would definitely recommend them!
Above and beyond service!!!
My experience was great the attorney I had prior to Stratton was only going to ask for 50,000 and and he told me my case was not looking very good I went to Stratton and they got 150,000 for the case I I was very happy with him
Pleased with their Professional Service, quick response and satisfactory outcome.
Miguel me ayudo mucho y podia a comunicarme con el por textos, a veces es muy estresante pelear con la Aseguranza y el me recomendó ir a corte de delitos menores y lo logre, me pagaron todos los rides que yo tuve que conseguir por 3 meses que la Aseguranza me estuvo ignorando y la mujer que me choco me insultaba por textos telefónicos ahora tuvo su merecido
Great people who have your interest inhand. They work hard for you and get results.Thanks againCharles A. Akers
I had a great experience with Scranton law firm. After I got hit by a drunk driver and my car was totaled, they took care of everything was needed to get reimbursed for my loss and expenses. I couldn't have done it without their firm.
Chris Ackermann was very friendly and helpful! Constantly kept us up to date on our case, I would definitely recommend Scranton Law Firm to anyone that's been involved in a MVA! Well deserved 5 STARS!!! Thank you for your service!
Scranton Law Firm has assisted us with our accident case promptly, courteously and professionally as possible to reach a settlement that we deserved.
Case is pending. Hopefully this will remain 5 stars. But, thus far, they've been terrific.
They help me and we're professional.
Excellent experience! Everything was done over the phone! Chris Ackermann did a great job keeping us up to date with our case and was extremely helpful and answered any questions we had. We are very grateful for all the work they put into our case and I highly recommend people to go here if they need an attorney!
J Max recommends Chris Ackerman & Attorneys as much as I can whenever its possible. Its real simple go to the Super-Pros and get thejob done!!!
Chris Ackermann exceeded my expectations for both of my car accident related cases. Not only was he extremely professional but also very personable & friendly. Chris would follow up with me often to make sure everything was going smoothly. Not to mention he went above & beyond & was able to win a very impossible case for me. I have referred a few friends of mine to Chris because his work is honest & he goes the extra mile for his clients. I'm very thankful for the times I've had to work with him. I wouldn't go to anyone else!
Very attentive & nice. When I've emailed or called, Karla & Bob replied promptly. Any questions I've had they have been very helpful. I will recommend them to everyone!!!
Great staff! Very helpful and knowledgable!
I recommend this firm 100%. If you are injured just call... They will help you!!
Their staff is wonderful, especially Esme, Heidi and Lissethe! Those ladies are the best!
Please Please Give These Guys A Call If You Are In Need. They Work For You, Not Themselves,
I guarantee it & I should Know.. Victor Lawson
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If you have been in an accident Scranton Law Firm is who you want to talk to bottom line.
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In January, my husband and I were looking for a divorce attorney. We knew exactly how we wanted the divorce to be handled and all we needed was someone to...
Overall good experience here. Chris miller did a great job in doing what he said he was going to do in a timely manner and kept me well informed. Some of...
They take care of business, i left a another firm because they were still on a Dog bite claim for 8 months. I transferred my case to Scranton done in 3 months.. Thanks gentlemen!
It was great to know I was in good hands. I could not of asked for more from the attorney that help us. I'd for sure refer Bill and Kristina out to anyone.
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