Train Accidents


Get the Compensation That You Deserve

The Encino train accident lawyers at Binder Law Group, PLC are experienced and effective at helping train accident victims secure the compensation they deserve.

When a train accident occurs, there is no doubt about one thing: Wherever the blame lies for this catastrophic accident, nothing will fully make up for the loss of life and the injuries, both physical and emotional, sustained by the victims and their loved ones. At times like these, words alone carry little solace. It can only be hoped that, as a result of tragedies like these, all necessary steps will be taken to ensure these accidents are never repeated in the future. Binder Law Group, PLC has been actively involved in prior Metrolink and freight train accidents, and we are committed to investigating train accidents to the fullest extent and to advocating for the changes necessary to prevent them.

Have You or a Loved One Been Injured in a Metrolink Train Accident?

Binder Law Group, PLC has direct experience investigating and obtaining justice in cases of this magnitude. Our attorneys have worked closely on train accident cases with the National Transportation Safety Board and other federal, state, county and local agencies.

We have handled serious personal injury and wrongful death cases after railroad accidents such as the Chatsworth Metrolink train accident. We have over 35 years of experience in personal injury litigation, and we have recovered nearly $100 million in verdicts and settlements.

Any train accident can result in major injuries for its victims, including brain injuries, spinal cord injuries, amputations, and even death. Unfortunately, some say that Los Angeles’ Metrolink railroad system has one of the worst commuter rail fatality records in the United States.

In 2005, a Metrolink crash killed 11 people. In the 2008 Chatsworth Metrolink train accident least 25 were killed, and over 135 were injured. Remarkably, before the Chatsworth Metrolink train accident in which the engineer was reportedly text messaging just before the accident there were no regulations making it illegal for engineers to use cell phones while operating a train.

We are committed to finding the answers the injured, their families, and our community needs. Could positive train control (PTC) technology, which is already in use in some parts of the country, have prevented the train crash? Was a Metrolink safety system at fault? Was the accident due to the failure of a faulty signal? Was engineer fatigue a factor?

What Are the Main Causes of Train Accidents?

There are various reasons for train accidents. Most of which take place at crossing and are due to driver negligence. They usually involve the driver, passenger, and some bystanders.

While every case is unique, the most common causes of train accidents include:

  • Negligence
  • Human error
  • Reckless pedestrians and drivers
  • Mechanical failure
  • Speedy trains
  • Defective tracks
  • Derailments
  • Unprotected railroad crossings
  • Stalled cars on the track
  • Suicides

Experience Matters

If you have been injured in a train accident, you need a lawyer who has dealt with the nuances and intricacies of this type of case. Let us put our nearly 50 years of combined legal experience to work for you.

Our attorneys and staff are ready, willing and able to serve you, and you can reach us for a free consultation 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Contact our Encino train accident lawyers at (818) 740-7667to arrange a free initial consultation.

Why Hire Us?

Our Firm's Commitment To Our Clients
  • Excellent Communication
  • Specialized Attention & Deep Care
  • Obtained Millions of Dollars on Behalf of Our Clients
  • Compassionate Team
  • Locally-Owned Firm
  • 4 Decades of Legal Experience
Our Team is Here to Help You Win

Put 4 decades of experience on your side. Speak to our personal injury lawyers, to achieve outstanding results today.

Our Case Results

Making A Difference for Our Clients

  • Ruben M. v. ABC Construction Company $1,800,000

    A Wrongful Death Automobile Accident Case, Which Stems From the Wrongful Death of Plaintiffs’ Teenage Daughter.

  • Auto v. Pedestrian $6,618,000

    Dangerous Condition of Public Property & Injury to Two Pedestrians

  • Diekmann v. State of California $1,366,923

    A solo vehicular accident resulting in wrongful death. The case was based upon highway design defect.

  • Black v. Yuja, M.D., Inc. $2,922,275

    Jury verdict for a medical malpractice/wrongful death action involving the misdiagnosis of ovarian cancer.

  • Carlos Madrigal, et al. v. Allstate Indemnity Co. $14,528,208.86

    On June 15, 2017, the United States Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit affirmed a jury verdict and judgment from the United States District Court

  • Chanel W. v. XYZ* $1,000,000

    Medical malpractice involving hypoperfusion to a 5-year-old girl during cardiothoracic surgery.

  • ABC v. v. XYZ $1,075,000

    A solo accident on an All-Terrain Vehicle resulting in serious personal injuries.

  • ABC v. XYZ $1,000,000

    A truck vs. auto accident resulting in a closed head injury to a neonatal nurse.

  • ABC v. XYZ $1,475,000

    Medical malpractice following lumbar laminectomy.

  • ABC v. XYZ* $3,270,000 & $2,000,000

    $3,270,000.00 settlement not including an additional $2,000,000.00 structured settlement in a wrongful death action arising out of a construction site accident.


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