Metrolink Pays $30 Million in Settlements for 2005 Train Crash
Nearly five years after the Glendale train accident that killed 11 people and injured 180 more, Metrolink has paid out $30 million to settle the majority of the lawsuits in connection with the train accident. Two of these settlements stand out from the rest-one for $5 million and the other for $3.8 million-and two wrongful death cases in which the heirs will receive $3.5 million for each claim.
Metrolink released a statement recently saying Metrolink was “working diligently to reach a fair and reasonable resolution of each of the few remaining cases in the Glendale derailments.”
The Glendale train accident was the deadliest in U.S. history until the Chatsworth train accident in 2008 killed 25 and injured 135. Litigation for the Chatsworth train accident is pending.
Los Angeles train accident attorney Samer Habbas is dedicated to helping people injured or killed in train accidents receive the just and fair compensation they deserve. Orange County train accident survivors must contend with catastrophic medical costs, lost wages, long and painful rehabilitation regimens, loss of function, and many other accident-related problems.
Medical bills are the single largest cause of bankruptcies in this country. If you’ve been injured in a train accident, you may have options other than bankruptcy to deal with your medical bills. Call Orange County train accident lawyer Samer Habbas today and schedule a free consultation. He will explain the laws that apply to your situation and your options so that you can make informed decisions about which course of action will be best for you and your family.