Amtrak Train 188, carrying 238 passengers and five crew members bound to New York from Washington, derailed in the Port Richmond area of Philadelphia on the night of May 12. Eight people died from injuries sustained in the accident, and more than 200 were injured, many of them seriously.
Federal investigators are now trying to determine what caused the accident.
Ross Feller Casey is representing one of the victims – a New York physician who suffered a potentially career-ending injury to her leg. The firm recently filed a lawsuit on her behalf, and is investigating other potential individual claims.
Although traveling by rail is believed to be one of the safest forms of transportation, more than 2,500 train accidents occur across the nation each year. In 2013 alone, nearly 900 people died as a result of those accidents, according to government statistics.
Ross Feller Casey has won numerous seven- and eight-figure lawsuits involving serious transportation-related accidents, and our lawyers have successfully litigated cases against public transportation agencies.
Train-related accidents include:
- Collision with other trains or vehicles
- Railroad crossing accidents
- Pedestrian injuries
If you or a loved one suffered serious injuries in a train accident, you should contact one of our experienced train injury lawyers now for a free consultation.
As with all of our cases, Ross Feller Casey operates on a contingency basis, meaning you will not pay anything until a financial recovery is made in your case.