Locally, the Orange County Transportation Authority (OCTA) and Amtrak operate public trains, and it is absolutely possible to hold them accountable for injuries or a wrongful death that result from an accident that is the fault of the train conductor or the operating companies. This is known as a “public entity” case, and I have successfully held these entities responsible for several accident victims.
If you have suffered an injury or lost a loved one in a public transit accident involving a train, trolley, bus or any other method of public transportation or if you suffer injury while visiting a public (government owned) building you are entitled to file a personal injury claim. You can recover financial compensation for all of your past, present and future medical bills as well as repayment of expenses such as time missed from work or items such as physical therapy or pharmaceuticals. You should also receive just and fair compensation for having to endure your injuries as well as the recovery process.
If you have lost a loved one the claim is known as a wrongful death action. Wrongful death compensation includes but is not limited to:
- Loss of the love, consolation and comfort of a spouse
- Loss of the parent/child relationship
- Loss of the income of a primary provider
- Final expenses
If you wish to hold a hold a public transit train liable for injuries or wrongful death in California you have a significantly limited time of only a few months to file your claim. We invite you to review the strong recommendations of our clients and the legal industry and contact us or call to speak with an attorney personally for a free consultation at 949-305-1400. There is no cost to you or your family out of pocket for our representation as we work on a contingency fee basis.