The Legal Intelligence has reported In the wake of the Amtrak train derailment in Philadelphia that reportedly killed at least seven and injured in excess of 100 people, lawsuits are certain to be filed. However, attorneys have said until federal investigations are complete, the direction of the litigation will remain unclear.
The train traveling from Washington, D.C., to New York went off the rails at a sharp turn in Philadelphia’s Port Richmond section around 9 p.m. Tuesday night, according to media reports. More than 200 people were aboard and well over 100 were hospitalized. Calls to Amtrak’s media relations office were met with repeated busy signals.
Personal injury lawyers said that any potential claims made against Amtrak will rely on whatever the National Transportation Safety Board uncovers in its investigation. That investigation, according to attorneys, will likely focus on engineer error, drug testing, track defects, faulty equipment, and what has been recorded by the “black box.”
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