While cars may be the preferred method of transport for most people, other forms of transportation are still in operation. Planes and trains still carry thousands of people to different destinations, and while they may not produce as many accidents as cars, the dangers are still very real. Plane and train accidents can cause serious injury just as a car accident. In the case of a California man, the injuries could be fatal.

According to a spokesman for the Los Angeles Fire Department, the man was pronounced dead at the scene after being struck by a Metrolink train in Sylmar. None of the train’s passengers were hurt, and an investigation regarding the circumstances surrounding the man’s death is ongoing.

Whether frequently walking over a train crossing or frequently riding in a train, you or someone you love could be involved in a train accident at some point. It could involve a train derailing or it could be a train striking a pedestrian, but serious injury or wrongful death are likely outcomes. The dangers may not be as common as the dangers of a car accident, but they are just as real. Fortunately, the options are real, as well.

Wrongful death is an irrevocable tragedy. Families and friends may never be the same after losing a loved one. On top of the emotional stress that death places on families, there comes the financial stress of burial and, in some cases, lack of steady income. If you or a loved one has been the victim of a wrongful death, you may be entitled to compensation. Of course, this compensation won’t soothe your emotional pain, but it may ease the financial blow.