Railroad Accidents and Derailments
Morelli Law Instrumental in Securing $265 Million Settlement in Landmark Amtrak Case
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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 train derailment.
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.