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Train Crashes In California

Person Killed by Amtrack Train

Sometimes people do things with out paying attention. If you’re in a hurry you sometimes don’t pay attention like you should, or sometimes you’re just careless in a moment. It’s really hard to not paying attention around a train or train tracks, but it happens.

Recently a sixty-four year old woman was killed by a train at the Carlsbad Coaster Station. According to the reports, the woman darted in front of the speeding Amtrack train.

The local Sheriff’s are investigating the crash. They kept the name of the fallen woman under wraps. She was killed around 12:10 p.m. according to Sheriff’s Deputy, Brian Abraham.

Abraham’s Statement:

A southbound Amtrak train was traveling approximately 72 mph when the engineer observed an adult female running toward the tracks. The train went into emergency braking but the train was unable to stop in time and fatally struck the 64-year-old female.

Police authorities reported that the lady was pronounced dead at the scene of the incident. Police didn’t say if her death was a suicide or not.

Reports say that multiple Amtrak and Coaster trains had to be delayed that day for at least two hours. The tracks were shut down near the tragedy.

Car Struck By Train

Sadly a man was recently killed in the night in the Ventura area. This happened after his car was struck by a train on California Street near Harbor Boulevard. The crash was reported around 6:49  in the evening when there was some very dense fog that evening.

There was one person injured that was in an automobile, according to the police there was a seventy-three year old man who sadly passed away.

Crews said that luckily no one was injured on the Amtrak train. According to the reports, the car was southbound. It was hit after it went past the rail-crossing arms then stopped on the train. The eastbound train pushed the car across the street.

All of the rail traffic had to be stopped after the crash. The train that hit the car was expected to be released by 9 p.m. that evening. The police stayed at the scene until 11 p.m.

Daniel Gibalevich – Bus Accident Attorney Los Angeles

If you or someone you love is the victim of a bus-related accident, you may be entitled to legal recourse to recover compensation for health or financial damages. Due to lessened safety measures compared to other motor vehicles, it is not uncommon for injuries sustained during significant bus-related accidents to be extreme. Life after a serious accident can be physically and emotionally challenging and navigating the legal process to obtain compensation can be frustrating.

Understanding the Process

The window of time available to take legal action following a bus-related accident is minimal, especially with the convoluted process of filing claims against government and commercially owned bus lines. It essential that your personal injury attorney is experienced with the filing process specific to bus-related accidents within the state of California.

Determining Liability

Whether you are the victim of a bus-related accident resulting from negligence on the part of the bus operator or a driver of another motor vehicle, product or manufacturer liability, malicious intent or wrongful death you may be entitled to financial compensation for your injuries and damages. In developing a bus-related personal injury lawsuit, it is important to clearly determine liable participants and the exact cause of the accident.

Common Bus-Related Injuries

Although generally one of the safest transportation options, riders of public transit buses, private bus lines and school buses are occasionally the victims of bus-related accidents with injuries that may include:

  • Broken Bones
  • Lacerations, Contusions and Abrasions
  • Bone Dislocation
  • Amputation
  • Cosmetic Disfigurement
  • Neck and Spinal Injuries
  • Traumatic Head Injuries
  • Whiplash
  • Death

Recovering Compensation for a Bus-Related Accident

In situations where Personal Injury Protection (PIP) insurance does not sufficiently cover damages, you may be entitled to full or partial compensation beyond your coverage limitations. At the DAG Law Firm, our expert personal injury attorneys will support you in bringing appropriate legal action against an insurance agency or defendant. Whether you are dealing with an uncooperative commercial or government-owned bus company or an insurance company seeking to limit your total payout for damages, we are committed to obtaining maximum compensation on your behalf. It is important to fully understant your legal situation and our attorneys will guide you in determining whether your bus-related accident is the result of negligence, manufacturer liability, wrongful death or malicious intent. As a victim of a bus-related accident, you may have legal recourse to recover compensation for the following:

  • Payment for current and ongoing medical expenses
  • Payment for emotional and psychological distress
  • Payment for loss of wages and income earning ability
  • Payment for pain and suffering

Speak to an Attorney about a Bus-Related Accident

An understanding of case specifics is crucial to the outcome of your lawsuit and it is important to clearly know your legal rights. At the California DAG Law Firm, our skilled attorneys have over 12 years of experience dealing with personal injury law and can assist you in recovering compensation for your bus-related accident. To speak with a personal injury attorney about your bus-related accident, please call us at (323) 947-2224 for a free consultation.


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