Amtrak Train Derailment Lawyers
Our law firm is aggressively investigating and filing claims on behalf of people nationwide who were injured or killed in the Amtrak train derailment that occurred on May 12, 2015 in Philadelphia. If you or a loved one has has been injured or killed in this train accident, please contact our Train Derailment Lawyers for a free consultation.
Philadelphia Train Crash Lawsuit
About 9:30 p.m. on May 12, 2015, an Amtrak train bound for New York City from Washington, D.C. derailed outside Philadelphia, causing passenger cars to overturn. It has been reported that the train was travelling at approximately 106 miles per hour when it entered a sharp curve causing the engine and its cars to derail. The Amtrak Northeast Regional Train 188 was carrying about 240 passengers and five crew members at the time of the crash. It’s reported that the crash has killed at least 8 people and injured dozens as area hospitals reported more than 100 admissions tied to this wreckage with as many in critical condition. As of May 14, 2015, several people remain missing and their condition is unknown.
The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) and Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI) are investigating the crash. While the cause of the crash is still unknown, the New York Times reported that this derailment “took place in roughly the same area of track that was the site of one of the nation’s deadliest rail accidents” on Labor Day 1943 resulting in the deaths of 79 and injury of another 117. It has also been reported that seconds before the crash the engineer engaged the train’s brakes, but it was already too late.
Can I File an Amtrak Derailment Lawsuit?
Our law firm can help determine whether you can file a lawsuit against Amtrak, the manufacturers of the train and potentially other companies. It is important that you act quickly because there are strict notice requirements that must be filed prior to pursuing your case. If such notices are not filed, you may be forever barred from bringing a claim. If you or a loved one was injured in the Amtrak train derailment, contact our firm immediately for a free consultation.
Train Accident Law Firm
Mazie Slater Katz & Freeman, LLC is one of the most successful trial law firms in the country, having obtained total verdicts and settlements in excess of $300 million from companies like Volkswagen, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Nissan, Honda, Aramark, Audi, Johnson & Johnson, Acura, BMW and others. We have also successfully recovered millions of dollars from various state and municipal entities related to their negligence. If you or a loved one has been injured or killed in the Amtrak train derailment contact our Train Accident Attorneys today. All lawsuits are being pursued under a contingency fee, which means that there are no fees unless a recovery is obtained.