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Amtrak Train Accident Lawyers

Amtrak Train Accident Lawyers: Were you or a loved one involved in the recent Amtrak Accidents? Call our Personal Injury Experts Today

Amtrak Train Accident Lawyers

Amtrak Train Accident Lawyers: Were you or a loved one involved in the recent Amtrak Accidents? Call our Personal Injury Experts Today

Across America, Millions of commuters travel for work, pleasure, and family affairs via Amtrak. Amtrak is generally a safe mode of transportation, which many Washingtonians– including our own Washington DC Amtrak accident lawyers— trust. However, that trust can sometimes be misplaced. The May 14, 2015 Philadelphia crash is one example. In this incident a train derailed, rounding a curve at 106mph where the speed limit was only 50, and killed eight passengers, injuring 200 more. The Washington DC- New York Corridor, where Philadelphia sits, is the busiest Amtrak route in all the nation. Amtrak, formally known as the National Railroad Passenger Corporation, is a government-owned corporation, and as such, our citizens, and Washington DC Amtrak attorneys expect the government to ensure all appropriate safety standards are met.

When Amtrak engineers do not obey speed limits and follow safety procedures, and when proper safety mechanisms are not put in place, passengers and crew members alike may suffer. Speeding related Amtrak accidents are preventable. There are in-place positive control mechanisms that can automatically prevent a train from moving above a set speed. However, not all Amtrak trains are equipped with this technology as of yet. When highly preventable misfortunes like this occur, it is best for injured parties to know their rights. Speaking with a Washington DC Amtrak lawyer as soon as possible is certainly a wise decision.

Train accidents, can be especially complex. Amtrak is a government entity. However, an outside party may own the vehicle involved in the accident. Usually with public transportation, accident victims are expected to give the government organization adequate time to offer a settlement, before moving forward with a lawsuit. The legal stipulations can vary greatly depending on the circumstances of the accident, and again, speaking with a qualified Amtrak attorney is the best way to understand one’s legal options.

The attorneys at Cohen & Cohen, PC, have years of experience assisting the victims of public transportation accidents. Our Metro and Amtrak train accident lawyers have successfully represented accident victims in both the 2009 Metro rail crash, and the 2015 Metro smoke accident. In each case related to these matters, our attorneys have sought the truth: What caused these accidents? And how can we make this railway system safer for future passengers and employees? With compassion, tenacity, and years of experience, our Washington DC Amtrak attorneys will continue to seek these answers for all injured Amtrak passengers and workers. If you have been injured in an Amtrak-related incident, contact the knowledgeable Amtrak attorneys at Cohen and Cohen, PC.

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