Train Wreck Attorney

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September 12, 2008 California Metrolink Train Accident and Derailment.

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The Metrolink commuter train that crashed into the Union Pacific freight train in Chatsworth was due to the negligence of the Metrolink train engineer and the traffic signal that should have alerted the engineer to stop the train. Was the signal working properly? If it was, did the signal go unheeded?

Warning: You have only a short time to file a special government claim or be permanently barred from obtaining a recovery against Metrolink and MTA.

The Metrolink train engineer was at fault for failing to heed the red signal, causing the crash with the freight train that claimed 25 lives, left 135 injured, 40 critically injured.

Data obtained by the National Transportation Safety Board showed that the signal for the Metrolink train was set to red about 10 minutes before it arrived in Chatsworth, indicating that it should stop. But the passenger train did not obey the signal. Instead, it continued to that fateful stretch of tracks at approximately 42 miles per hour, actually bending the signal in the process. Meanwhile, the Union Pacific train traveled through the signal traveling south. By the time the dispatcher realized something was wrong, the accident had occurred.

The Metrolink train passed 4 signals between De Soto Ave. and Nashville Street.  If the signals were working correctly they would have warned the Metrolink engineer to slow and stop.

Unfortunately, the train blew through the switch junction on the railroad siding and collided with the freight train.

By the time the dispatcher realized something was wrong, it was too late.  There is no doubt that Metrolink is responsible for the collision. We will prove through our experts that Metrolink and/or Union Pacific were wholly at fault for this tragedy.

If you or a loved one was involved in this tragic Metrolink train accident and would like information or seek to protect your rights, please immediately call our toll free number 1-800-722-0765, or complete the email questionnaire on the right.  We work on a contingency fee basis only. A contingency fee means we are only paid only after we obtained a recovery for you, our client.  If we do not obtain a recovery, our clients owe us nothing.  Your legal rights will be fully protected by our law firm.

Our law firm has extensive experience in train crash cases.  We have represented victims in the Glendale Metrolink crash and the Placentia train crash.

We have a database of doctors throughout Los Angeles and Ventura counties that will see you on a lien.  This means you do not have to have health insurance to obtain medical care.

We will obtain all benefits for you. We will make certain you obtain the most compensation for all of your injuries, loss of wages and employment, and all other losses.  No matter what your injuries are we can help. We understand what your immediate goals are after such a trauma. We will make sure your medical bills are taken care of.  We will make sure you will not suffer financially. Our expert train wreck lawyers will help you and explain all options to you.  We are Metrolink train wreck railroad lawyers who are involved in the Metrolink Chatsworth train wreck.  We have the best personal injury lawyers to serve you.

For a free consultation, please immediately call our toll free number 1-800-722-0765, or complete the email questionnaire on the right.