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California Personal Injury Attorneys Remembers Its Role in the Chatsworth-MetroLink Train Tragedy

Newport Beach, California, August 8, 2015 – Ledger Law Firm, a team of expert California personal injury attorneys, has recently reminded the general public of its crucial role in the litigation in the Chatsworth-MetroLink train tragedy. According to its founder, Emery Brett Ledger, the train accident-related lawsuit is one of its most recently-concluded litigations. It required the superior legal knowledge and skills of its legal staff members from the attorneys to the paralegals and case managers in winning the case of the clients.

The Chatsworth MetroLink train collision occurred on 12 September 2008, a Friday, at 4:22 PM PDT. The massive accident happened when a MetroLink commuter train and a Union Pacific freight train collided head-on in a curved section of the MetroLink Ventura County’s single track. The accident was so named because it happened in the Chatsworth district of the City of Los Angeles, California.

According to the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB), the MetroLink train collided with the Union Pacific freight train after the former ran through a red signal and entered the single track where the latter was already given the right of way. The MetroLink train engineer, who died at the scene of the accident, was found to be at fault because he was sending text messages while on duty.

The train accident is considered as the fifth largest in the United States based on cost and the deadliest train collision in MetroLink history. It claimed the lives of 25 people and injured 135 persons, of which 46 of them were considered in critical condition.

As the preeminent California personal injury lawyer, Emery Brett Ledger and his team of ace attorneys at Ledger Law Firm was tapped by the victims and their families to represent them in mass tort litigation. The complexity of the litigation demanded the comprehensive legal knowledge and skills of its attorneys as well as the investigative skills of its non-attorneys to win the case. Overall, the litigation involved approximately 160 plaintiffs, of which 24 were wrongful death claims.

The Ledger Law Firm’s team of attorneys and non-attorneys assigned to the litigation had to act fast. This was because the California Government Clams Act sets a six-month prescription deadline for initiating personal injury and/or wrongful death claims against government agencies after the related accident. Fortunately, the superior knowledge, skills and resources of the Ledger Law Firm were utilized for the clients’ benefits.

Today, Emery Brett Ledger is considered as a well-respected accident lawyer Los Angeles residents recommend to their personal and professional networks partly because of his crucial role in the Chatsworth-MetroLink train litigation. The Ledger Law Firm will accept clients on a contingency fee basis so that the clients can proceed with their litigation plans without the monetary worries associated with regular fee arrangements.

About Ledger Law Firm:

Ledger Law Firm is a respected and reliable law firm specializing in personal injury, tort litigation, and accident litigation in California. Call it at its toll-free hotline at 800.300.0001 for a free case evaluation or fill in the contact form at its website (   

Contact Information

  • Name: Martin Gomesy

    Company: The Ledger Law Firm

    Telphone: 800-300-0001 , -

    Address: 5160 Birch Street Suite 100
    Newport Beach, CA 92660