On Friday, June 24, an Amtrak train bound for Emeryville from Chicago, crashed in Nevada, killing at least 6 people. It has been reported that a truck crashed into the side of the train, though a team of 18 investigators from the National Transportation Safety Board (“NTSB”) has not yet been able to determine how and why the crash occurred. The driver of the truck unfortunately died in the crash, however, leaving certain key questions unanswered.
In California, a party may bring a lawsuit in a variety of venues. Under California law, a party may file a lawsuit in the County where an injury, or the injury causing death occurs, or in the County where the defendants, or some of them reside, at the time the lawsuit is filed. Though this terrible train crash took place in Nevada, an injured person or the loved one of a person whose life was lost in this tragedy, may be able to pursue their claim in the State of California. Speaking with an experienced attorney is the best way to understand your rights. If you, or a loved one has been injured in this terrible Amtrak crash, or in any other train crash, please contact the Brod Law Firm for a free consultation.