Encino, California (PRWEB) October 22, 2008
David B. Bobrosky, Esq., of Lewitt, Hackman, Shapiro, Marshall & Harlan, published an article informing victims of the Chatsworth Metrolink train accident about important rights they need to protect. The article entitled "Metrolink Victims Must Move Quickly to File Claims" was published in the San Fernando Valley Business Journal.
The article describes the short timelines associated with filing claims and lawsuits against governmental entities. Although families are still grieving over their tremendous losses from the accident, due to these timelines, they must start to consider their legal options.
The article details how important it is to timely file a proper claim with the proper entity. If the claims process is not done correctly, victims may be forever barred from pursuing compensation for their own injuries or the loss of a loved one. Metrolink's insurance coverage and the federal cap on damages is also discussed in the article.
Lastly, the article warns victims and their families about being solicited by unethical attorneys. It has been reported that victims are being contacted directly by attorneys that they do not know and were not referred to by a friend or family member, which is a clear ethical violation. If an attorney contacts you in this manner, it is a red flag warning to find another attorney.
A copy of the entire article can be found on the Lewitt Hackman website at http://www.lewitthackman.com/train-accident-attorneys.html.
Lewitt, Hackman, Shapiro, Marshall & Harlan (http://www.lewitthackman.com) is a full service law firm located in Encino, California. Lewitt Hackman maintains a full time Personal Injury practice with several attorneys who exclusively litigate injury cases. The firm is experienced in handling all serious injury and wrongful death litigation, and has represented victims of train accidents in the past. The Personal Injury Department of Lewitt Hackman is known as one of the most professional and reputable personal injury practices in the area, often representing executives, professionals, and high profile clients.