Thursday, July 28, 2011

Train Carrying Hazardous Chemicals Derails in Antelope Valley

A train accident in Antelope Valley became like a scene from a summer blockbuster action movie, but this time, it is real – there is no one who will say “Cut!”

A 62-car train derailed near Littlerock, Los Angeles, reports said. According to California Highway Patrol (CHP), about 14 carriages of the train were packed with hazardous material.

Residents nearby feared of exposure to the harmful chemicals, but they were safely evacuated with the help of the Antelope Valley emergency response team. According to news reports, no fatality was recorded and officials are trying to determine if the hazardous material caused the derailment.

Train accidents can cause much disaster if not prevented. In the case of this accident, it is fortunate that no one was negatively affected by the dangerous substance.

However, some train mishaps result in serious injuries to train passengers and to other people involved.

According to the data released by the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA), in 2010, 32 people were killed and 175 were injured due to train accidents in California. It is a much lower number compared to other traffic accidents, but it cannot be ignored. No one can disregard the fact that in any accident, a single fatality is enough to cause alarm to others.

Victims of train accidents have the right to demand compensation for the losses they have suffered. They should seek assistance from a train accident lawyer who will guide them with the legal procedures.

To know more about your rights regarding train accidents, you may consult with a Los Angeles lawyer. Your attorney will help you file a lawsuit and recover compensation for your losses. Contact our toll free number at 1-866-772-2889 or email us at for a free case analysis.