Train Derailment

We represented a man who was a passenger on an Amtrak train from New York to Washington, DC that derailed near Philadelphia. He was sleeping at the time of the derailment and woke up when he was being violently thrown by the impact of the crash. As a result of the derailment, he suffered sustained several serious injuries, including an acute head injury, head laceration, concussion with daily headaches and blurred vision, dislocation of his right shoulder, right hip pain, lower back pain, cervical strain with stiffness, left leg pain, and a cracked dental crown that required a root canal. We filed suit against Amtrak in federal court in the District of Columbia and submitted his case to a multi-jurisdiction settlement process. We represented him at a hearing before two judges where we proved his damages through documentation and testimony and, as a result, he was awarded over $400.000 for his injuries, without the need for trial.

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