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Train Accidents

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 attorney as soon as possible.

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

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Sean W.
Sean W.
18:48 29 Jun 19
Great law firm. They work really hard to get you what you deserve. I was so glad to have them on my side.
Erin Matushenko
Erin Matushenko
21:30 27 Jun 19
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.
Anne Consono
Anne Consono
02:03 08 Mar 19
Top Notch company 👌💪 Fought hard for my husband. Very positive experience. You want them on your side. Kudos to Nikki the assistant!!
Tamara Soliz
Tamara Soliz
01:59 13 Dec 18
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.
Toni M
Toni M
21:31 11 Dec 18
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roxanne Cichon
08:48 08 Dec 18
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00:16 07 Dec 18
A no hassel experience. Pleased.
Robert Leblond
Robert Leblond
22:47 06 Dec 18
Very professional firm. My lawyer was Lou Berry. We worked well together.
Barbara Linares
Barbara Linares
01:45 05 Dec 18
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meg razo
00:53 29 Nov 18
Mamie David
Mamie David
22:36 26 Nov 18
Keith Dukes Jr.
Keith Dukes Jr.
03:56 20 Nov 18
Jeff Asher
Jeff Asher
07:02 13 Nov 18
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
Heather Jarrett
Heather Jarrett
21:25 08 Nov 18
Erika W.
Erika W.
18:30 08 Nov 18
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...
Erika W.
Erika W.
02:13 06 Nov 18
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!
Megan Murphy
Megan Murphy
17:25 30 Oct 18
Bridget Florez
Bridget Florez
22:19 15 Oct 18
alyssia lujan
alyssia lujan
00:53 29 Sep 18
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.
Martha Vasquez
Martha Vasquez
15:16 21 Sep 18
Joel JR Jacobo
Joel JR Jacobo
04:39 20 Sep 18
Damon Fobbs
Damon Fobbs
14:31 16 Sep 18
Caleb Martin
Caleb Martin
20:04 13 Sep 18
Friendly and professional as well as speedy.
King Mills
King Mills
19:54 13 Sep 18
Camille Rossignon
Camille Rossignon
01:00 12 Sep 18
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!
Ricoberto Ornelas
Ricoberto Ornelas
04:22 11 Sep 18
Above and beyond service!!!
Tarsa
Tarsa
15:21 08 Sep 18
Lexi Brantley
Lexi Brantley
13:39 08 Sep 18
Karinda Elliott
Karinda Elliott
05:06 08 Sep 18
George Lucas
George Lucas
22:31 07 Sep 18
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
Megan Downum
Megan Downum
03:51 07 Sep 18
Rachel Wilson
Rachel Wilson
05:33 06 Sep 18
Maria Ortiz
Maria Ortiz
18:14 05 Sep 18
Melissa
Melissa
02:11 05 Sep 18
Pleased with their Professional Service, quick response and satisfactory outcome.
Marisol Cardenas
Marisol Cardenas
17:43 01 Sep 18
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
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LOLA NORGON
19:12 31 Aug 18
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LLesenia Bolorin Jones
16:15 31 Aug 18
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La Rhonda Chargois
15:58 31 Aug 18
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Jenny M
18:49 29 Aug 18
Jason Minick
Jason Minick
03:23 29 Aug 18
Dutch Smith
Dutch Smith
00:40 29 Aug 18
Dontay Lamar
Dontay Lamar
15:25 28 Aug 18
Esmeralda Garcia
Esmeralda Garcia
01:40 28 Aug 18
Charles Akers
Charles Akers
18:18 27 Aug 18
Great people who have your interest inhand. They work hard for you and get results. Thanks again Charles A. Akers
Brin Dusa
Brin Dusa
17:37 26 Aug 18
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.
Cristal Partida
Cristal Partida
02:10 25 Aug 18
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!
Ed Ward
Ed Ward
15:46 23 Aug 18
Remi Ham
Remi Ham
15:19 23 Aug 18
Emanuel DaSilva
Emanuel DaSilva
03:24 23 Aug 18
Christina Flores
Christina Flores
16:42 22 Aug 18
Oscar Alvarado
Oscar Alvarado
18:09 21 Aug 18
Allen Shin
Allen Shin
21:59 19 Aug 18
Scranton Law Firm has assisted us with our accident case promptly, courteously and professionally as possible to reach a settlement that we deserved.
Tawny Adams
Tawny Adams
02:16 16 Aug 18
Wendy Hutton
Wendy Hutton
01:59 16 Aug 18
Case is pending. Hopefully this will remain 5 stars. But, thus far, they've been terrific.
Melody ahn
Melody ahn
17:32 14 Aug 18
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anne-marie jackson
12:53 14 Aug 18
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Kenneth Schissler
03:20 14 Aug 18
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Isai Evans
03:42 13 Aug 18
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Jusamia Gomez
22:01 10 Aug 18
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Kelsey Webb
02:24 10 Aug 18
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Babycakez Garcia
00:37 10 Aug 18
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Erica Zuniga
16:21 09 Aug 18
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JoAnn Lori Gilyeat
16:13 09 Aug 18
Jennifer Perez
Jennifer Perez
20:12 08 Aug 18
Andy Boggeri
Andy Boggeri
02:43 17 Dec 17
They help me and we're professional.
Ben Van Vuren
Ben Van Vuren
16:46 17 Mar 17
Very friendly and knowledgeable! Give them a call.
Jennifer Farmer
Jennifer Farmer
23:47 27 Dec 16
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J.
00:47 09 Dec 16
Very helpful, friendly, and knowledgeable. These guys helped me out by assuring me that I was right that once I served the defendant, I was under no further duty to notify anyone else of the pendant of the case. It turned out to be unnecessary as the default was basically overturned but regardless they charged me nothing for the asistance.
Benjamin Van Vuren
Benjamin Van Vuren
02:46 26 Oct 16
Ghafoori AhmadShah
Ghafoori AhmadShah
19:58 25 Oct 16
Zach Thompson
Zach Thompson
18:47 25 Oct 16
Cristal Partida
Cristal Partida
04:28 09 Oct 16
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!
Linds Estes
Linds Estes
14:19 06 Oct 16
Aaron Arevalo
Aaron Arevalo
20:22 05 Oct 16
Kathy Yuh
Kathy Yuh
18:58 05 Oct 16
Mia Sanchez
Mia Sanchez
20:29 03 Oct 16
J Max
J Max
01:49 02 Oct 16
J Max recommends Chris Ackerman & Attorneys as much as I can whenever its possible. Its real simple go to the Super-Pros and get the job done!!!
Douglas M Pineda Jr
Douglas M Pineda Jr
16:24 29 Sep 16
Dre Blak
Dre Blak
10:16 28 Sep 16
MrJake595
MrJake595
03:07 16 Sep 16
Sarah Garcia
Sarah Garcia
22:26 14 Sep 16
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!
Natalie Rodriguez
Natalie Rodriguez
01:14 28 Aug 16
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!!!
Amber Torres
Amber Torres
20:46 23 Aug 16
Dalton Miesen
Dalton Miesen
05:58 12 Aug 16
Great staff! Very helpful and knowledgable! I recommend this firm 100%. If you are injured just call... They will help you!!
Juan Spencer
Juan Spencer
18:53 22 Jul 16
Their staff is wonderful, especially Esme, Heidi and Lissethe! Those ladies are the best!
Victor Lawson
Victor Lawson
01:24 17 Mar 15
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
Jose Chavez
Jose Chavez
04:47 20 Jan 15
Edgar Conde
Edgar Conde
04:55 18 Jan 15
Jose Murillo
Jose Murillo
15:25 09 Jan 15
Bobby Cook
Bobby Cook
19:46 03 Jan 15
Who are you goings to calls ?
Jason Molino
Jason Molino
01:50 30 Sep 14
If you have been in an accident Scranton Law Firm is who you want to talk to bottom line.
Yesenia Fernandez
Yesenia Fernandez
05:20 06 Jun 14
Bigboy Juarez
Bigboy Juarez
12:54 31 Mar 14
Trina Mari Moreno
Trina Mari Moreno
20:48 05 Feb 14
Rory Kamper
Rory Kamper
20:38 04 Feb 14
These guys give back HUGE to the bay area motorcycling community. Sponsoring AFMer's, subsidizing Rider 2.0 classes. Smart user of funds in ways that ACTUALLY help riders. Hats off!
Kevin Hallmeyer
Kevin Hallmeyer
23:20 03 Jan 14
Josie Hudson
Josie Hudson
20:28 28 Dec 13
Christian Scranton
Christian Scranton
06:55 11 Dec 13
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Renae Paige Switzer
05:03 04 Nov 13
Tobias Graham
Tobias Graham
02:38 02 Nov 13
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Laura Cowles
06:56 29 Aug 13
Justin Dansereau
Justin Dansereau
00:54 25 Aug 13
Everything
Colleen B.
Colleen B.
14:16 11 Aug 08
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...
Mose White
Mose White
20:15 22 Nov 19
Vikas Khanna
Vikas Khanna
03:04 19 Jan 19
Ron D
Ron D
03:03 11 Dec 18
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!
michelle pitts
michelle pitts
22:28 29 Nov 18
Kevin Breston
Kevin Breston
05:48 20 Nov 18
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Cassandra Mccoy
20:57 25 Oct 18
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gtliang
02:03 25 Oct 18
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Raymond Lee
02:49 21 Sep 18
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Dan Burch
10:51 11 Sep 18
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Muscle Maker Grill
01:00 07 Sep 18
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Melody Santos
04:07 02 Sep 18
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Kenneth Zelenka
05:14 01 Sep 18
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Raymon Brown
23:34 20 Aug 18
Jeff Robinson
Jeff Robinson
00:39 11 Aug 18
Kou Yang
Kou Yang
00:29 02 Jan 17
Joe Solati
Joe Solati
00:11 18 Oct 16
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.
William Galvez
William Galvez
06:03 25 Sep 16
Kelly Overstreet
Kelly Overstreet
17:29 03 Sep 16
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steven cunningham
00:47 25 Aug 16
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