Breaking News: Crash with Metro Blue Line in Los Angeles Overturns Car
The incident occurred on Sunday, November 5, 2023, just before 7:30pm in the Central-Alameda neighborhood of Los Angeles (specifically on the 5300 block of South Long Beach Avenue). The incident resulted in the vehicle overturning and trapping the driver in the wreckage. The Los Angeles Fire Department (LAFD) responded to the scene and extracted the person from the vehicle. The victim was transported to a local hospital and was determined to be in serious condition, although information on the injuries suffered have not been released. One passenger on the train was evaluated by paramedics at the site of the crash; this passenger declined transport to a hospital. No additional injuries were reported.
It is still unclear what caused the crash. The incident remains under investigation.
Depending on the circumstances surrounding the crash, injured victims might have the right to sue. If you were involved in a train versus auto accident and sustained injuries or other damages, it is important that you seek legal assistance as soon as possible. For more information about the legal options available to you, contact our experts here at the Downtown L.A. Law Group today.
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Injuries Resulting from Train v. Auto Crashes
These incidents are often fatal. Trains can easily crush passenger vehicles that are on the tracks, severely injuring anyone in the vehicle. Trains can also derail, severely injuring passengers on the train. Although every situation is different, these incidents can result in traumatic brain injuries, head injuries, neck injuries, back injuries, spinal cord injuries, severed limbs, crushing injuries, burn injuries, fractures, lacerations, etc.
Can I Sue If I Was Injured in a Train v. Auto Crash?
Yes, you could have the right to sue. Based on the details surrounding your claim, you could potentially sue the at-fault party. The question is then who the at-fault party is. This will be based on the cause of the accident. Depending on the situation, liability could fall onto the driver of the vehicle (and their insurance company), the train company (owners/operators), and even auto manufacturers, for example.
Without a doubt, it could be difficult to determine who to sue. Because of this, we urge all affected parties to seek legal assistance as soon as possible. Our team is ready to evaluate your claim and help you better understand the legal options available to you.
Can I Recover Compensation?
Victims of train v. auto accidents could be entitled to compensation. Based on the details surrounding of the claim, victims may be eligible to receive compensation for medical costs, lost income, pain and suffering, property damage, punitive damages, and legal fees. In general, these cases are associated with high case values, starting at $300,000 and possibly reaching and surpassing the million-dollar mark. If you have specific questions about the compensation that you could be awarded, contact us today. Here at our law firm, our team is ready to fight for your rights to recover the maximum settlement available for your claim.
Contact the Downtown L.A. Law Group Today
Our train accident lawyers are more than ready to provide all victims injured in auto v. train accidents with the guidance that they need to fight for their rights and recover the settlement that they are owed. Here at the Downtown L.A. Law Group, our accident lawyers are more than ready to provide our clients with the guidance that they need to fight for their rights and recover the settlement that they are owed. To ensure that our legal services remain accessible to all, we offer free legal services. These include both free consultations and free second opinions. During these free legal services, our team will be available to answer all your questions, address all your concerns, and provide you with all the information that you need to begin or continue your claim. This means our team can help you even if you have already started the legal process elsewhere. To benefit from our free legal services, contact us today.
We are proud to offer a Zero-Fee Guarantee, meaning that our clients will never be required to pay upfront legal costs for any of our legal services. In addition, our team works on contingency, so our clients will not be required to pay anything unless their claims are successful. If you do not win, you simply will not be responsible for paying anything.
If you are ready to speak with our train accident lawyers, contact us today.
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