Today, most cities are encouraging people to get our of their cars and walk or bike around. Cities like Los Angeles and communities like Santa Fe Springs benefit from people walking to work or to go shopping. However, sometimes the cost is high for the pedestrian.
Pedestrian Fatally Struck by Metrolink Train in Sante Fe Springs
Whittier police say that a man was struck and killed Tuesday, March 3, 2020, around 5:20 p.m. Apparently the man was in an area that was supposed to be off-limits to pedestrians and was hit by a train.
The accident happened near Rosecrans Avenue and Marquardt Avenue. Metrolink had to delay and cancel some of the day’s trips because of the accident. Police are still investigating the incident.
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Metrolink Pedestrian Accidents
Metrolink is a commuter train system that operates in Southern California. It has seven dedicated lines that serve almost 12 million riders a year. It operates in the counties of Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino, Ventura and San Diego.
With this many routes and riders, there are bound to be accidents involving pedestrians. When a train hits a pedestrian the results are devastating and often fatal.
Metro Tain Liability
In California, fault in an auto accident can be assigned to anyone involved by a percentage of their negligence, and each person will be responsible for their percentage of the damages.
When it comes to pedestrians, it seems logical that a person walking on train tracks is automatically going to be negligent. However, since the law assigns a percentage to each, it may be that an injured pedestrian is deemed partially responsible and can still get damages.
Also, there are many valid reasons for someone to be on the tracks where they could get hurt. There may be inadequate signage and safety measures to protect pedestrians or a host of other reasons. If you’ve been injured or have lost a loved one from a Metrolink train accident, don’t take the word of the insurance company that you are to blame. Call an attorney who knows the law and your rights.
Contact a Pedestrian Accident Attorney Today
The best thing to do when injured in an automobile accident is to talk to a Los Angeles Pedestrian Accident Attorney who understands the law and has experience getting injured victims the compensation they deserve.
Call the Law Offices of Steers & Associates at 800 824 5416 or click here to contact us online. We have attorneys with years of experience dealing with every type of motor vehicle accident, and we get results against the insurance companies and their highly-paid lawyers. Call us now to even the playing field and get the compensation you deserve.
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Allen Vaysberg practices personal injury law and works tirelessly to defeat the tactics of insurance companies and large corporations who try to deny justice and fair compensation to injured people.