Amtrak Crash Kills 2, Injures Dozens
On Sunday morning, an Amtrak train collided with a backhoe that was left on the railroad tracks. As a result, two people were killed and dozens were injured. According to a report in the New York Daily News, this train accident occurred just south of Philadelphia in Chester, Pennsylvania. The train had left New York City earlier that morning and was bound for Georgia.
At this point, it is unclear as to why the construction vehicle was on the track that the train was traveling on. A full investigation is expected to be conducted by the National Transportation Safety Board who was en route to the scene and will be handling the investigation into the cause of the crash.
While travel by train is statistically safer than driving a car, accidents do happen. In most cases, train accidents prove devastating for the passengers and railroad workers aboard the train. Train accidents can leave passengers dead or facing debilitating injuries. At Queller, Fisher, Washor, Fuchs & Kool, our personal injury lawyers have experience defending the rights of passengers and railroad workers who have suffered injuries in train accidents. While train accident lawsuits can be complex, our attorneys have the resources necessary to effectively try these cases.
While individuals who have suffered injuries in a train accident may have grounds for a lawsuit, victims' families may also be eligible for compensation if the accident was fatal. Victims' families may be able to receive compensation for economic and non-economic damages by filing a wrongful death lawsuit. In a wrongful death lawsuit the victim's family can receive economic damages for lost wages, medical bills, the economic value for the loss of parental guidance, the economic value for the loss of a spouse, and funeral costs caused by the injuries. Furthermore, families can receive non-economic damages for any pain and suffering the victim endured prior to death. At Queller, Fisher, Washor, Fuchs & Kool, ourwrongful death attorneys understand the tremendous financial and emotional strain that families face following a fatal train accident. While we realize that we cannot erase the emotional pain caused by the loss of a loved one, we do our best to ease the financial burden that our clients face. As a result, we pursue maximum compensation for all of our clients.
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