Kern County Fire Department responded to a train accident on Thursday, October 15th in Oildale. A person was discovered to have been struck by a train at around 9:00 a.m., while the train was passing the area of Harris and Willow Drive. This person ended up dead from the fatal injuries they sustain. Authorities have not yet disclosed the identity of the person. The investigation into the accident is still ongoing.
How Do You File A Claim If You Have Been Injured in A Train Accident?
According to the Bureau of Transportation Statistics, in 2019, more than 1,800 train accidents were reported in the United States. This is quite noteworthy considering that railroad vehicles are not the primary mode of transportation in most of the United States. Then, what can you do if you were injured in a train accident? You can file a personal injury claim. You can also file a catastrophic injury claim if the accident has caused you to have reduced mental capability, loss of limbs, or loss of motor abilities. Filing either claim requires the aid of an attorney. We can connect you with one of our team members for a free legal consultation, which you can get by calling (310) 888-0024.