Transit riders can be injured by a variety of causes inside the train: sudden starts and stops, doors closing on them, and speedups and sudden slowdowns that cause people to lose balance and fall. Further, innocent bystanders can be struck by trains.
Outside the train, other kinds of incidents happen, including vehicles and pedestrians struck at crossings. Light rail trains do not derail often, or collide with other trains, but when they do, there are often fatalities and catastrophic injuries.
California law applies a higher requirement of standard to common carriers like passenger trains than it does to people in cars. The law says they must "use the utmost care and diligence for safe carriage, must provide everything necessary for that purpose, and must exercise to that end a reasonable degree of skill."
Attorney Eliot Reiner represents passengers and bystanders who have suffered any kind of serious injury in a train accident. We pay special attention to:
When you work with lawyer Eliot Reiner, you may be assured of thorough preparation and effective presentation. That is why our firm has set records for personal injury payouts.