North Highlands Train Collision Kills Female Pedestrian

Pedestrian Killed Near Roseville Road in North Highlands Train Collision

A woman was struck and killed in a North Highlands train collision on January 8. A spokesperson for the Sacramento Metropolitan Fire District said the accident happened around the intersection of Roseville and Walerga roads shortly after 5:00 p.m. The woman was not killed on a crossing, according to a representative of the Union Pacific Railroad. 

Investigation Underway to Determine Cause of North Highlands Train Collision

An investigation is underway to determine what happened to cause the death. The name of the deceased will not be released until the County Coroner’s Office has notified her family.

Negligent Railroads Are Responsible for a Large Number of Accidents

Rail operators must exercise extreme caution when operating on the tracks to avoid harming the public. Failure to fulfill this duty can result in serious accidents, causing property damage, injuries, and even deaths. There are several ways in which train companies can be held responsible for the damages resulting from negligent collisions with vehicles or pedestrians:

  • Negligent engineer: Inebriated, distracted, or fatigued engineer: An engineer can cause a train accident by driving the train while intoxicated, distracted, or fatigued.
  • Negligent track maintenance: Debris and other hazards that could cause accidents should not be allowed to accumulate on railway tracks.
  • Equipment defects: A train crash can be caused by defective equipment, including couplings, brakes, and other items.
  • Unsafe safety practices: Railroads are responsible for ensuring that their employees adhere to all safety regulations and practices when operating, such as signaling before crossing roads.

Wrongful Death Claims May Arise From Fatal Amtrak Train Crashes

To hold the responsible parties accountable for a North Highlands train collision involving the death of a loved one, it is essential to obtain legal representation as soon as possible. You can obtain experienced legal advice, get help gathering evidence, and protect your rights from losing a loved one due to a train accident by contacting a lawyer with experience handling these cases. A wrongful death lawsuit might be an option for family members whose loved ones died as a result of negligence.

In the event of a North Highlands train collision with Amtrak, wrongful death claims can be filed by family members of those who have lost a loved one. There are two types of claimants: estate administrators and immediate family members. We offer free consultations for anyone who lost a family member in an accident. Compensation is typically recovered in the following ways in a wrongful death claim:

  • A dependent’s income from their job is recoverable. All bonuses, tips, pensions, insurance benefits, etc., are included in this recovery until the deceased’s retirement age.
  • Recovering funeral and burial expenses is possible.
  • Family members may be compensated for the loss of consortium, care, and affection the deceased provided.
  • It may be possible to compensate children for the loss of affection, guidance, and nurturing they have experienced.
  • A household assistance compensation claim may be available due to the loss of help around the home. 

In the video below, Ed Smith describes how grieving families can get compensation:

Attorney for Amtrak Train Accidents

I’m Ed Smith. I’m a lawyer for Amtrak train accidents. We can provide free and friendly advice if you have lost a loved one in a train crash. Please contact us at (916) 921-6400 or (800) 404-5400 for a free case review and to determine whether you are eligible for compensation. Our online services are also available. 

You can see how our injury lawyers obtained compensation for previous clients by clicking on Settlements and Verdicts, Yelp, and Google. One of the things we are most proud of is belonging to the Top 1 Percent and Million Dollar Advocates groups.

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