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Los Angeles Train Accident Attorney

Trains are large, heavy, and take longer than smaller vehicles to stop. And unlike other modes of transport, they can’t swerve out of the way to avoid an accident. It’s, therefore, no surprise that train accidents are often highly destructive.

If you or a loved one has been injured in a train accident, you need an experienced and knowledgeable train accident attorney in your corner. It doesn’t matter whether you have sustained injuries as a passenger in a train or another vehicle, or as a pedestrian.

Cohen & Marzban is one of the top Los Angeles train accident attorney firms.

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We help clients who have sustained serious injuries in a train accident caused by the negligence of another to receive the compensation they deserve.

According to statistics, there were, on average, 11,418 rail accidents and incidents per year in the United States from 2013 to 2020. It resulted in an average of 8,272 injuries and 783 fatalities per year.

Serious injuries include:

The train accident lawyers at Cohen & Marzban stand ready to help you!

24 Hours a Day, 7 Days a Week To Schedule an Appointment.

Let us know if you’re unable to travel to our office. We’ll gladly send one of our train accident lawyers to visit you at home or in hospital, anywhere in Southern California.

Why Choose Cohen & Marzban Personal Injury Attorneys?

Results! Results! Results!

With over 45 years of experience, we have already recovered $2,000,000,000+ for our clients!

Our list of accomplishments includes winning The Litigator Award™ – an honor given to only the top 1% of trial attorneys in the United States.

If you need a respected law firm with a proven track record on your side, Cohen & Marzban is the place to go. We stand ready to help you.

All new clients receive a free consultation and if we decide to take on your case, we don’t get paid unless you get paid!

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the most common causes of train accidents?

The most common causes of railroad accidents include:

  • Excessive speed
  • Driver fatigue
  • Poor maintenance
  • Disobeying signals
  • Faulty signals
  • Defective tracks

Sometimes there is nothing a railroad engineer can do to avoid an accident. Many accidents are caused due to the negligence of other drivers, such as cars that don’t want to wait for a train to pass.

Who can file a claim after a train accident?

In principle, anyone who suffered an injury due to the negligence of another party. It includes:

  • Train passengers
  • Railroad employees
  • Family of someone who was killed in the accident
  • Motorists
  • Pedestrians

For the best advice, speak to a railroad accident attorney at Cohen & Marzban.

What does California law say?

Public transportation providers, like city and state-operated trains, are called “common carriers.”

California Civil Code Section 2100 says:

“A carrier of persons for reward must use the utmost care and diligence for their safe carriage, must provide everything necessary for that purpose, and must exercise to that end a reasonable degree of skill.”

The keywords are “utmost care and diligence” and not just reasonable care.

My car was hit at a railroad crossing. What now?

  1. Seek medical attention – The first thing you should do is to seek medical attention.
  2. Gather evidence (if possible) – Take photos of the accident scene, your injuries, and try to get the contact details of witnesses. If you can’t do it by yourself, ask someone to help you.
  3. Contact your insurance company – Insurance companies typically require you to report a car accident to them as soon as you’re able to.
  4. Don’t talk to anyone about your case – Don’t talk to reporters or insurance representatives from the railroad company (or allow them to record you) until you’ve spoken to a train accident attorney.
  5. Contact Cohen & Marzban – Our trained and experienced train accident lawyers will examine your case and gather additional information necessary to prove negligence.