A train accident on July 24th in northwestern Spain resulted in the death of 80 people and many train accident injuries. According to the Los Angeles Times, the driver of the train, Francisco Garzon, was going too fast for the conditions, as he had to go around a curve. Garzon, who was going approximately twice the speed limit, apparently did not see that there was a curve coming.
Garzon has been charged with reckless homicide for the train passenger deaths. In addition to the wrongful death train accident victims, many passengers were taken to the hospital with very serious train accident injuries. We wish a speedy recovery to these victims of this tragic train crash.
Unfortunately, we see many train accidents happening around the world. Many get reported, but most train accident injuries are less severe and do not make international news. Many people around the world, including in Los Angeles, have been injured by metro, subway and other trains. These train accident injuries range from relatively minor falls, sometimes caused by a rapid acceleration of the train, or more serious incidents involving loss of life.
Our Los Angeles train accident lawyers handle all types of train accident injury and train accident wrongful death cases. This includes cases where the conductor does not look to make sure the gates to the train are clear before starting the train. It is always necessary for the conductor to make sure there is nobody close to the train and in a dangerous area when the train starts to move.
If you or a loved one are injured in a California train accident, including a Metrolink accident, we advise that you call our office right away for a free consultation with an experienced Los Angeles train injury lawyer. Our lawyers can help you get medical care, reimbursement for your out of pocket bills, and money for your pain and suffering. A California train accident lawyer can be reached 24 hours a day 7 days a week at 1-866-INJURY-2 [1-866-465-8792].