Train Accidents

Fernando D. Vargas is ready to fight for your right to compensation as your train accident attorney

Train accidents can run the gamut from minor collisions that may cause bumps and bruises to tragic derailments resulting in catastrophic injuries and deaths. No matter how serious your train accident injuries may be, it’s highly likely you are entitled to compensation. A skilled train accident attorney like Fernando D. Vargas can help you get it. Attorney Vargas handles all kinds of cases, including injuries to:

  • Passengers on commuter trains and subways
  • Pedestrians hit by trains
  • Vehicles hit at train crossings
  • Bystanders harmed by hazmat spills from trains

Trust Attorney Vargas for a Thorough Investigation

Following a train accident, it’s not unusual for injured victims to be confused as to how the accident happened and who is responsible. While the train operator as well as relevant government entities will surely launch their own investigations, you don’t necessarily want to rely on their conclusions when it comes to justifying your need for compensation.

Fortunately, you can trust Attorney Vargas to personally investigate the facts of your case in a fair and impartial manner. He will review all kinds of relevant documentation, such as the train engineer’s qualifications, the train operator’s maintenance records, the accident investigation reports, and more. He may also commission accident reconstruction specialists to help determine whether any of the following common causes of train accidents were involved:

  • Track defects
  • Signal defects
  • Equipment defects
  • Human error

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Types of Train Accident Injuries

Train accidents differ from your average traffic accident in that they can involve more than just trauma from the actual impact of the accident. When trains carry hazardous cargo and this cargo spills, serious injuries and illnesses can result. Fortunately, as your train accident attorney Fernando D. Vargas can handle all kinds of injuries including:

  • Broken bones
  • Internal bleeding
  • Injury to internal organs
  • Head injuries
  • Traumatic brain injury
  • Spinal cord injury
  • Paralysis (Paraplegia and/or Quadriplegia)
  • Burns
  • Amputations or Dismemberment
  • Disfigurement and scarring
  • Decapitation
  • Respiratory injuries
  • Chemical burns
  • Loss of vision
  • Disfigurement and scarring

You can rely on Attorney Vargas to help you thoroughly document your injuries and their impact on your life so that you can secure full and fair compensation.

Now You May Wonder…

What If I’ve Received a Settlement Offer? Do I Still Need a Train Accident Attorney?

Yes. Train companies are notorious for trying to settle accident claims quickly and quietly. They rely on victims’ ignorance of the law and of their rights to lead them to accept settlement offers that are actually far lower than what the victims deserve. The best way to avoid unwittingly accepting an unfair and inadequate settlement offer is to have an experienced train accident attorney like Fernando D. Vargas review it. Attorney Vargas can negotiate with the train company for a better settlement offer that covers all applicable damages such as:

  • Medical bills in the past
  • Medical bills in the future
  • Rehabilitation expenses
  • Physical therapy
  • Lost wages
  • Loss of earnings and earning capacity
  • Assistive devices and transportation
  • Prosthetic limbs and other devices
  • Loss of household services
  • Property loss (damage to your vehicle)
  • Physical pain and suffering
  • Mental anguish
  • Emotional distress
  • Disfigurement
  • Inability to perform certain functions
  • Loss of enjoyment of life
  • Loss of consortium (marital support and services)
  • Funeral and burial expenses (in case of wrongful death)

If the train company refuses to cooperate, litigation may be necessary. Attorney Vargas is a seasoned litigator who will fight equally aggressively for you in or out of court.

If We Don’t Win, You Don’t Pay

At The Law Offices of Fernando D. Vargas, we take cases on a contingency fee basis. This means we cover all the costs of preparing your claim for settlement or litigation, and you only have to pay for our services if and when we secure compensation for you. So no matter what your present financial circumstances may be, if you have valid legal grounds for a claim, you can afford a train accident attorney in Rancho Cucamonga.

Call Now for a Free Consultation

If you would like to learn more about hiring Fernando D. Vargas as your train accident attorney, please call 909-982-0707 now and request your free initial consultation.