Train / Metrolink Accidents

By March 20, 2012 Uncategorized

California FELA, Railroad, Metrolink Injury Lawyers

MetroLink Accident – Chatsworth, California, September 12, 2008

If you have been seriously injured or have lost a loved one in the devastating Chatsworth Metrolink Crash, call now for a free legal consultation. Don’t guess about your rights. Call today and speak with one of our attorneys about your case: Toll Free: . We are here to discuss your rights.

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The horrific Metrolink train crash in Chatsworth, California is one of the most deadly train accidents in the history of our nation. Our heart hearts go out to the survivors. On September 12, 2008 at 4:32pm, a Metrolink passenger train collided with a Union Pacific freight train in Chatsworth, California just north of Los Angeles. 222 passengers were onboard the Metrolink commuter. 24 passengers were killed and one was pronounced dead while receiving treatment at USC Medical Center. Metrolink train crash in Los Angeles has prompted many local, state and federal agencies to look into the safety measures and precautions taken throughout our nation.

Some experts are now saying that certain control devices and safety measures that are being used around the nation could have prevented this crash. These safety measures are called Positive train control which includes using digital communications with GPS technology to monitor all trains, their speeds, destinations, locations and any irregularities.

Metrolink Officials have quickly announced that it was their engineer who was at fault for the accident, however the National Safety Transportation Board is holding off on comments until their investigation is completed. Metrolink has stated that their engineer failed to stop at a red light which would have allowed the freight train to pass by.

Although train accident injuries can range from mild to severe, the impact of the collision often results in extremely serious injuries that can be costly to recover from. This is why it is essential that you work with a personal injury law firm that understands the complexities involved in proving a train accident claim and has the knowledge, resources, and experiences to help you collect damage awards from all liable parties.

Our legal team knows how to examine crossing gates to assess the functionality of the gates. We can interpret the mechanisms that track the speed of a train. We know how to look at videotapes and any computerized records to determine whether a train company, a railroad company, a railroad maintenance worker, a state or federal agency, or another party was at fault

We have walked the tracks – Call to learn more.

FELA & AMTRAK

Ledger & Associates has experienced California FELA lawyers to ensure that injured railroad workers are adequately compensated for their Amtrak injuries. The Federal Employers’ Liability Act was specifically designed to protect wronged railroad workers including those with Amtrak injury claims. Because this law is complex, it is critical to hire California FELA and railroad injury lawyers with litigating experience in both state and federal courts.

The FELA lawyers of Ledger & Associates understand the complexities of the law. Our FELA lawyers represent engineers, brakemen, switchmen and other railroad employees — to ensure they are appropriately compensated for on-the-job railroad injuries.

To be compensated for Amtrak injuries you need qualified legal help. Contact the best Amtrak, Metrolink, and railroad injury lawyers of Ledger & Associates today!

Ledger & Associates’ experienced railroad injury lawyers recognize the differences between FELA and state worker’s compensation law. Qualified California FELA lawyers know that in order to compensate victims with Amtrak injuries, they need to demonstrate that the railroad caused or contributed to these Amtrak injuries. Under state worker’s compensation law, no such proof is required.

The railroad injury lawyers at Ledger & Associates are experienced with recovering damages for their clients’ Amtrak injuries. The first step is establishing negligence on the part of the railroad.

The filing party must demonstrate that the railroad failed to provide a reasonably safe place to work. By filing, our attorneys know that their clients’ compensation for their Amtrak injuries will be far greater than they would be under regular compensation law.

While not every case goes to trial, the attorneys at Ledger & Associates will work hard to ensure that every injured person is compensated adequately for his or her injuries.

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