Los Angeles, CA (AmericanInjuryNews.com)–Last September a Metrolink commuter train, Los Angeles’ commuter train rail, crashed killing 25 and injuring hundreds of other passengers. Since the fatal train crash, federal, state and local investigators have uncovered horrifying evidence as to possible causes of the train wreck. The most damaging evidence seems to be the trains’ operating engineer was text messaging seconds before the train crashed head-on into a freight carrier.
The Associated Press (AP) reported five more additional lawsuits were filed earlier this week in Los Angeles Superior Court by some of the survivors and victims of the passengers. The lawsuits claim negligence by multiple train engineers, workers and companies as the cause of the wrongful deaths of their loved ones. The plaintiffs are seeking general and punitive damages. The regional rail authority, which operates Metrolink and Metorlink’s parent company, Veolia Transportation, were among the parties named by lawyers in the litigation. Court documents also state the injured victims, families and their legal teams named the contractor who provides engineers to Metrolink’s operating system.
One of victim’s attorneys who filed a legal action in the courts claims the defendants knew the engineer was incompetent and still allowed him to operate the train.
AmericanInjuryNews.com by Dallas Wrongful Death Lawyer Amy K. Witherite
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