Ross Feller Casey, among the nation’s leading personal injury law firms, has filed a lawsuit on behalf of a New York City physician who was among the passengers seriously injured on the ill-fated Amtrak 188, which derailed in May in Philadelphia.
The suit alleges, among other things, that the physician sustained severe, career-threatening injuries to her right leg in the derailment, which killed eight people and injured more than 200 others.
During the accident, she was violently thrown around the passenger compartment, opened her eyes to a darkened, overturned car and was “surrounded by a din of terror and agony,” according to the suit, which was filed in Philadelphia County Court of Common Pleas. The physician underwent emergency surgery to save her leg.
The suit alleges that the accident was caused by, among other things, excessive speed. Shortly before the derailment, the train was traveling 106 miles per hour. Amtrak, the suit alleges, knew that the area where the crash occurred was dangerous, yet never took the necessary steps to prevent such high-speed travel, such as installing a Positive Train Control system, which automatically slows down speeding cars.
Matt Casey, a founding partner of Ross Feller Casey, is litigating the case.
The firm is actively investigating other Amtrak lawsuits.
If you or a loved one suffered serious injuries in as a result of the Amtrak 188 derailment or any other train accident, you should contact one of our experienced injury lawyers now for a free consultation. As with all of our cases, we operate on a contingency basis, meaning you will not pay anything until a financial recovery is made in your case.