Lance Locastro Left Dead After Chowchilla Train Crash
Chowchilla, CA (August 31, 2023) – Lance Locastro (37) suffered fatal injuries in a Chowchilla train crash on Robertson Blvd. and Kings Avenue. According to ABC30, the crash occurred around 6:40 p.m. on Monday.
A Chowchilla train crash left Lance Locastro fatally injured after trying to outrun a moving train.
The Chowchilla Police Department reported a deadly train collision at the Robertson Blvd. intersection and Kings Avenue.
Unfortunately, the victim, identified as 37-year-old Lance Locastro, lost his life in the incident.
According to officers, Lance Locastro attempted to cross the tracks, mistakenly believing he could beat the incoming train, only to be hit.
The police are urging the public to never attempt to outpace a moving train.
J&M Tip: The first step in filing a train accident claim is determining which party or parties are at fault. Once the negligent party or parties have been identified, a personal injury attorney can help you go through the next steps.
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Pedestrians usually get major injuries in pedestrian accidents. Sometimes, they can even cause death. When it comes to liability, it can fall on the pedestrian or driver based on various factors of the accident. Proving liability can become vague or obvious. The process generally involves finding out who acted carelessly, causing the accident. Any Los Angeles personal injury or accident lawyer will tell you that you need to show the following to prove negligence and liability:
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Personal Injury (Wrongful Death) Claims in Chowchilla
In this case, the family members of Lance Locastro in this Chowchilla train crash can have the right to pursue a wrongful death lawsuit. However, it can depend on the investigation’s findings. In addition, negligence by a person or business can contribute to an accident, which might have resulted in the death of a family member. If that is the case, you may be able to file a wrongful death claim and receive a big settlement.
Indeed, no amount of money will ever make up for the death of a loved one. However, receiving the maximum settlement and winning a judgment can give a sense of justice. Also, it can offer some peace of mind.
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Indeed, nothing can alleviate the pain of losing a loved one. However, getting your rightful compensation is also important to help with recovery. Getting advice and guidance from experienced personal injury attorneys can help you pursue your case. For instance, Jacoby and Meyers has a team of the best lawyers for any car accident, wrongful death, or motorcycle accident cases in California, including Los Angeles, Chowchilla, and Sacramento. Consulting a lawyer can help you get insight and information about complicated topics, including car accident settlements and more. If you’d like professional advice about your case, call us today at 888-960-0480 for a free consultation. We are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, to help you.
Jacoby & Meyers does not represent any of the parties mentioned above. Nevertheless, we express our deepest sympathies for the families and friends of Lance Locastro.
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