PSBR Investigating Claims Following Amtrak Train Collision and Derailment in Moorpark

Posted on June 28, 2023

Panish | Shea | Ravipudi LLP attorneys are investigating claims following an Amtrak train collision with a commercial vehicle in Moorpark, California, The collision occurred near West Los Angeles Avenue and Montair Drive on Wednesday, June 28, 2023.

Three train cars derailed and the nearly 200 passengers on board were evacuated to a nearby field as authorities assessed the scene. At least 15 passengers were taken to a nearby hospital for their injuries, as well as the driver of the commercial vehicle who is said to be in critical condition.

The train was on its way to Los Angeles from Seattle when “it struck a water truck obstructing the tracks” at 11:15 a.m., Amtrak said in a statement.

Train accidents are amongst the most dangerous types of transportation accidents a person can survive. Due to the speeds that the passenger cars travel and the lack of protection typical train seating affords its passengers, the end result of train accidents very often catastrophic injury and very often, death.

Attorneys at Panish | Shea | Ravipudi have extensive experience handling and leading complex cases involving the complicated laws that govern railroad and train accidents.

Brian Panish have been involved in every major train crash litigation over the last 20 years and served as plaintiffs’ lead counsel in the last three Amtrak Train Derailment cases in Southern California including the Orange County Amtrak/Burlington Northern, Chatsworth Metrolink, and Oxnard Metrolink litigation. Firm attorneys have also served on the plaintiffs’ steering committee of the Chatworth Metrolink Train Crash Litigation, the Placentia Metrolink Train Crash Litigation and the Glendale Metrolink Train Derailment Litigation — We were the only law firm to try a wrongful death case to jury verdict from the Placentia Metrolink Train Crash Litigation.


  • If you or a loved one was injured in the Amtrak Train Derailment, the most important thing is to get medical help — focus first on getting all proper medical care before thinking about the legal aspect. Panish | Shea | Ravipudi LLP can make recommendations for respected physicians if you so desire.
  • If it is possible, however, taking photographs of the victim’s injuries and of the treatment process could prove to be useful evidence later on.
  • Locate and save any ticket or pass the passenger used to ride the Amtrak train that day. Locate and retain any receipts and credit card or bank records from purchasing the ticket or pass.
  • Contact experienced and respected plaintiffs’ counsel immediately.
  • Because Government entities are involved here, it is absolutely crucial that you get lawyers working for you promptly, as claims must be served on the government entities within 6 months, or all legal rights can be lost.
  • Once you have retained competent and experienced legal counsel to handle the legal aspects of your case, continue to focus on the healing process, and let the lawyers worry about the legal process.
  • Often overlooked by victims and families is the psychological impact of a tragedy like the Oxnard Metrolink crash. It is very important that psychological injury be treated early. Contact a respected psychologist, psychiatrist, or counselor as soon as possible to begin the treatment process. We can make recommendations for you if you so desire.
  • Continue to document any recovery photographically.

Panish | Shea | Ravipudi LLP has a strong record of recovering significant verdicts and settlements for its clients. The firm has obtained numerous multi-million dollar settlements and awards for clients who lost loved ones or who were seriously injured in a train accident, including those crashes involving Metrolink and Amtrak trains.

For more information on our unparalleled experience in the arena of train derailments and collisions, call our offices at 877-800-1700 for a free consultation.

How Can We Help You?

If you have a legal matter you would like to discuss with an attorney from our firm, please call us at (310) 477-1700 or complete and submit the e-mail form below, and we will get back to you.

  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.
  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.

*Required Fields