Florida Train Accident Lawyer
On Friday, September 12, 2008, a Metrolink commuter train crashed head-on into a freight train near Los Angeles, California, killing 25 people, and injuring more than 130 of the 220 passengers who were on the commuter train. The wreck is being called the deadliest train disaster in fifteen years in the United States. The cause of the crash was the commuter train’s failure to heed at a stop signal. These stop signals for trains are equivalent to road signs for automobiles. When a train receives a signal to stop, the train is supposed to halt until any and all traffic passes.
Though the exact reason why the commuter train failed to stop at the stop signal is unknown at this time, an initial investigation by the National Transportation Safety Board suggests that the engineer blamed for running the red stop signal may have been text messaging immediately prior to the crash, thus causing him to not see the red stop signal.
If you or someone you know was seriously injured, or if a loved one was killed in this terrible train crash, call 866-716-7292 for a FREE initial consultation with our Florida train accident lawyers.
Representing Injured Victims & Surviving Family Members
Our firm has more than 100 years of combined experience, which has allowed us to handle all kinds of cases, even the most complex. In fact, we have handled over 300 injury trials over the years. We accept personal injury cases on a contingency fee basis, which means we do not charge our clients legal fees unless we recover compensation for their cases. Our Florida train accident lawyers are proud to have recovered millions of dollars in compensation for injured victims. Contact us at Freidin Brown, P.A. to learn more about our client-focused services.