For Future Amtrak 188 Lawsuits, Investigative Findings Are Key

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In the immediate aftermath of the tragic derailment of Amtrak Train 188, the nation’s oldest law journal turned to noted Philadelphia personal injury attorney Matt Casey to access the legal ramifications of the crash that killed at least seven people and injured more than 200.

Casey, a founding partner of Ross Feller Casey, LLP, Philadelphia’s preeminent personal injury law firm, told The Legal Intelligencer that “the devil will be in the details of the investigation.”

"Historically,” Casey said, “these kinds of derailments have involved, at least in some respect, poor track maintenance."

In similar rail accident cases, Amtrak has had to cover the legal liability of other companies that own or lease the tracks and have a responsibility to maintain the tracks, Casey said.

Still, Casey stressed that the investigation is at the very early stage. At this point, he added, “no one knows what caused the derailment.”

Ross Feller Casey is actively investigating potential Amtrak Train 188 lawsuits.

If you or a loved one suffered serious injuries in a train accident, you should contact one of our experienced train injury attorneys now for a free case review.

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