Train accident cases are exceedingly complex due to the in-depth investigations that are necessary and the variety of parties that may be liable for the accident. At Winer, Burritt & Scott, LLP, our Oakland personal injury attorneys have the decades of experience, firsthand trial experience and dedication to clients that are necessary to help you resolve these complicated matters as favorably and efficiently as possible.
We draw on our partner attorneys’ more than 60 years of combined experience to provide assertive, results-driven representation. The many favorable verdicts and settlements we have obtained for clients — totaling more than $200 million — have led us to be known as one of California’s premier personal injury law firms. Our detailed case preparation helps to protect client interests at every step of each case we handle.
If you have been injured or lost a loved one as a result of an Amtrak, BART, Caltrans or other railroad accident, call us at (510) 433-1000 to schedule a free initial consultation. We accept cases on a contingency fee basis, so you do not pay an attorney fee unless we recover compensation for you.
Train Accident Victim Rights
We want our clients to make well-informed decisions about their legal matters. We enable them to do this by helping them understand all of the factors that will influence their cases. When train accidents are involved, these factors include:
- Who may be liable (train company, motorists, other defendants)
- Train passengers’ rights
- Survivors’ rights (if a loved one is killed in a train accident)
- Federal Employers Liability Act (FELA) claims
- Pedestrians’ rights
- Accidents at locations other than designated railroad crossings
- Allocation of fault
- Recoverable damages
To learn more about train accidents, view our Train Accident FAQ page.
Even if you work for the railroad, you may be able to sue your employer. Contact us today to make sure you understand all of your options and have someone protecting your interests.
Significant Case Results
- $390,000 — Woman in Her Early 20s Suffers Psychological Injury When Her Car Collides With Train at a Train Crossing
Contact Our Walnut Creek-Area Personal Injury Lawyers
Contact Winer, Burritt & Scott, LLP at (510) 433-1000 to speak with a Los Angeles-, San Francisco- or Oakland-based train accident lawyer.
“John Winer has the particular ability to work compassionately with clients while pursing appropriate financial goals.”
-Professor Neil M. Levy
Golden Gate University Law School