Derailment Near Winery
A train derailment is not something that can be dealt with quickly. It’s a huge piece of machinery that is heavy and can’t be moved easily when it does turnover. Plus there’s always got to be an investigation that takes a bit of time.
According to reports there are investigators trying to find out what caused a Union Pacific freight train to derail. The derailment happened in Lincoln Heights early on a Friday morning.
Los Angeles Fire Department spokesman, Brian Humphrey said that the derailment happened close to the San Antonio Winery which is located in the 700 block of South Lamar Street. The crash happened early in the morning, around four o’clock in the morning.
Humphrey also said that there were five cars that derailed in the incident. The two automotive transport train cars were two of the five that derailed.
The local news showed an aerial video and you could plainly see that two of the freight cars had came completely off of the train tracks.
Authorities say that the freight train was travelling in the eastbound direction at the time of the train derailment. Luckily no one was injured. Humphrey said that there was no spill or hazmat concern either. So that’s great news for something that could be potentially dangerous.
Luckily for Metro, the derailment never affected service. However, they did say they would post updates if delays did arise.
Man Killed by Train
Another could be when a person walks onto the tracks. According to the police, a person was sadly struck and killed by a Gold Line train which happened in South Pasadena.
The crash happened just before 7:30 in the morning. Police say it happened at the Pasadena Avenue and Monterey Road.
Kim Upton is a spokesperson for Metro and said that they aren’t real sure if the person had walked on to the tracks on purpose or accident.
The train service had to be interrupted in both directions for the investigation. The identity of the person who passed away hasn’t been identified at this time. The investigation will last for sometime.
Daniel Gibalevich – Train Accident Attorney Los Angeles
If you or someone you love is the victim of a train-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 train-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 train-related accident is minimal, especially with the convoluted process of filing claims against government and commercially owned train lines. It essential that your personal injury attorney is experienced with the filing process specific to train-related accidents within the state of California.
Whether you are the victim of a train-related accident resulting from negligence on the part of the train operator, product and manufacturer liability, malicious intent or wrongful death you may be entitled to financial compensation for your injuries and damages. In developing a train-related personal injury lawsuit, it is important to clearly determine liable participants and the exact cause of the accident.
Common Train-Related Injuries
Although generally one of the safest transportation options, riders of private or government operated train lines are occasionally the victims of accidents with injuries that may include:
- Broken Bones
- Lacerations, Contusions and Abrasions
- Bone Dislocation
- Cosmetic Disfigurement
- Neck and Spinal Injuries
- Traumatic Head Injuries
Recovering Compensation for a Train-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 train 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 understand your legal situation and our attorneys will guide you in determining whether your train-related accident is the result of negligence, manufacturer liability, wrongful death or malicious intent. As a victim of a train-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