Morelli Law Instrumental in Securing $265 Million Settlement in Landmark
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Locomotives traverse more than 1.5
million miles of tracks every single day in the United States but not always safely.
The Federal Railroad Administration’s own statistics approximate that
38% of all railroad disasters are caused by negligence or avoidable human error. The consequences are often severe injuries, lifelong
debilitations, or wrongful deaths.
Morelli law Firm has built a reputation for providing strong legal representation
to train accident, railway disaster, and derailment victims. Our law firm
represented victims who were injured in the 2015 Amtrak train crash outside
Philadelphia in which over 200 passengers were injured and 8 were killed.
Morelli Law Firm was appointed by the federal judge in charge of the entire
litigation as one of the lead firms to serve on the Plaintiff’s
Management Committee. The firm spearheaded the effort to get a long-standing
federal damages cap, which limited the total amount of compensation recoverable
for victims in train accidents, raised by $95 million, and played an integral
role in settling the total litigation for $265 million, the largest settlement
for a passenger railroad accident in U.S. history. The firm played a critical
role in both creating and implementing the administration of the settlement.
The firm currently represents victims in other railroad accidents such
as the 2016 Hoboken, NJ train derailment, and the 2016 Long Island Railroad
Testimonials from Past Clients
I highly recommend two of the hardest working attorneys in NYC, Benedict
Morelli and David Sirotkin, who care and will take care of your case as
a personal case. - Lynn Radice
After the Amtrak 188 train derailment left me critically injured, my family
and I knew we needed legal guidance. From the moment Ben Morelli appeared,
I was confident we’d made the right decision. Morelli was straightforward,
empathetic and, above all, a no-nonsense communicator. Along with David
Sirotkin, they took the time to understand me, my injuries, my future
and how to move forward with my lawsuit. They kept me updated and were
always available to answer my questions. The substantial resolution of my case was a direct result of the skill and experience of the Morelli
Law Firm. – Michael Walsh
Experienced Representation When It Matters the Most
Railway workers and passengers benefit from unique statutory rights and
remedies, as well as other legal safeguards. Morelli Law has the legal
knowledge needed to navigate complicated cases of this nature, all while
protecting client confidentiality when necessary.
Contact the firm today to speak with a railroad accident attorney you can trust.
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