Five More Metrolink Crash Lawsuits Filed

Last Updated on: 7th February 2019, 01:12 pm

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – On Tuesday, January 13, 2009, 5 more lawsuits related to the Metrolink commuter train crash that killed 25 people last September were filed in the Downtown Branch of the Los Angeles Superior Court. These additional suits were brought forth by survivors and family members of victims killed in the accident. Named in the new wrongful death lawsuits is the regional rail authority that operates Metrolink, a contractor that provides engineers who run the Metrolink trains and its parent company Veolia Transportation.

The new claims allege negligence and seek general and punitive damages. One of the lawsuits filed by a survivor of the crash alleges the defendants knew the engineer was not competent to operate the train. Records show that the engineer of the Metrolink train, Robert Sanchez, was text messaging mere seconds before the accident occurred. The suits are among many that have already been filed, and even more are expected to be filed.

Given the complicated nature of train accident cases, a person must seek an attorney who has both an understanding of train law and seasoned experience in this area of litigation. At Berman & Riedel, LLP, our attorneys have experience in handling train related accidents and will advocate on your behalf to obtain the damages that you are rightfully entitled to. If you or a loved one have suffered a personal injury or loss in wrongful death through a train incident or other commercial transportation related incident, you can contact an attorney with Berman & Riedel, LLP, by calling (858) 350-8855.

This feature was written by Harlan J. Zaback.  Mr. Zakack is a Law Clerk/Clinical Student Intern with the firm Berman & Riedel, LLP, a personal injury firm that focuses its practice in handling catastrophic personal injury and wrongful death matters throughout the State of California, including matters arising from train accidents. Mr. Zaback is currently in his final year at California Western School of Law and is expected to graduate and receive his J.D. in May of 2009.

About Berman & Riedel, LLP firm managing partner attorney William M. Berman:

Attorney William M. Berman focuses his practice in the areas of catastrophic personal injury, wrongful death and elder abuse and neglect. Strictly a plaintiffs’ dedicated firm, he never represents insurance companies in the defense of claims. Mr. Berman’s firm remains staunchly committed to helping those who have suffered serious injury or loss due the negligence, intentional misconduct or wrongful acts of others.

Mr. Berman has grown his firm to what is considered one of the largest and most successful elder abuse/neglect practices within California. Through his continued successes in handling claims involving nursing home and elder abuse and neglect, Mr. Berman remains a prominent figure in advocating on behalf of this vulnerable class of citizens.

View full biography

Attorney Bill Berman

William M. Berman, Esquire
Berman & Riedel, LLP
12264 El Camino Real, Suite 300
San Diego, California 92130
ph: (858) 350-8855
fax: (858) 350-9855