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When a train derails, the injuries can affect a wide range of innocent people, from passengers on the train to innocent bystanders to homeowners and businesses in proximity to thederailment. Freight trains often carry toxic chemicals, such as hydrochloric or phosphoric acid, which can cause immediate health risks to those around the derailment, and long-term damage to water tables, land and other aspects of the local environment. Regardless of the nature of your injury, if you have suffered a loss because of a train derailment, you want an experienced personal injury lawyer to protect your rights.

At Blackman Legal Group, we bring more than 33 years of experience to people in California who have suffered a personal injury, including any type of loss caused by a train derailment. We will take the time to carefully explain the law and legal process to you, as well as your options and likelihood of success. We meticulously prepare every case we handle, paying close attention to every detail. As a result, our attorneys often settle claims at or above insurance policy limits, and we have obtained numerous verdicts or settlements that exceed $1 million for clients.

We offer a free consultation to anyone with a potential personal injury claim. To arrange an appointment, contact Blackman Legal Group by e-mail or call our office at 415-585-5200 (toll-free at 866-692-8126).


We handle cases involving all types of injuries resulting from a train derailment, including

  • physical injuries suffered by passengers or bystanders. We represent anyone who has suffered physical injury as the result of a train derailment, whether you were riding on the train, or were a driver or pedestrian near the scene injured in a collision with the train or by debris.
  • injuries caused by exposure to toxic substances spilled in the derailment. We handle claims involving injuries caused by exposure to dangerous chemicals, including chemical burns. We also help people recover costs associated with evacuation, as well as property damage caused by toxic spills.

We handle cases concerning all types of injuries caused by a train derailment, from soft-tissue injuries to serious and catastrophic losses, such as brain or spinal cord injury, broken bones, burns or disfigurement, paralysis, or amputation or loss of limb. We also represent surviving family members in wrongful death actions.

We will help you seek full and fair compensation for all losses, including wages and income, medical expenses, and physical pain and suffering. We handle all train derailment claims on a contingent fee basis, only charging attorney fees if we recover for your injuries.


We offer a free consultation to people injured in train accidents. For an appointment, contact us by e-mail or call our office toll-free at 866-692-8126. We have offices throughout San Francisco, Los Angeles, San Diego, San Jose and Sacramento, and we represent accident victims throughout California including Oakland, Redwood City, San Rafael, Mountain View, Walnut Creek, Long Beach and Santa Ana, CA.. If you need an experienced and knowledgeable attorney to handle your personal injury case, our lawyers are ready to help you. Call 866-692-8126 to arrange your free initial consultation with an experiencedCalifornia Train Collision Lawyer. To find the location nearest you, see our Office Locations page.