A San Jose man was recently the victim of an accident involving a Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority light-rail train. According to reports, the man was crossing the tracks on either McKee Road or North Capitol Avenue when he was hit by the train. Emergency responders were able to pull him from beneath the train and get him to a hospital.
Another man was involved in an accident with a different VTA train. The 26-year-old was riding his bike when he was hit and killed at Parkmoor Avenue near Race Street.
Light-Rail Accidents and Liability
Light rail is an increasingly popular form of transportation, but also one with potential dangers. While riding light rail is about 30 times safer than driving, when an accident does occur, it can be devastating. Thousands of light rail accidents occur every year in the United States, injuring hundreds of people and causing millions of dollars of property damage.
If you have been injured on light rail, it is possible that you are the victim of negligence. Negligence is the basis of all personal injury lawsuits. In order to succeed in a legal claim against a party that caused you harm, you must prove that the party had a duty of care to provide for your safety, failed to do so and injury resulted.
Some of the injuries that can happen in a light rail accident include spinal cord injury, traumatic brain injury, amputations and even death. If you have been injured in an accident involving light rail in San Jose, discuss your case with our law firm.