In 2015, we secured the largest settlement ever for a passenger railroad accident, delivering $265 million to victims of the 2015 Amtrak train crash outside of Philadelphia. We’ve also represented victims of the 2016 Hoboken, NJ and Long Island Railroad train derailments.
The safety of our railroads is unacceptable, with our infrastructure crumbling and operators failing to install lifesaving technology. In fact, many recent derailments would have been avoided by technology that automatically slows down trains when they are traveling too fast. Many of these mandates were not met and have resulted in tragic accidents.
However, both passengers and workers are protected by the law in the event of a railroad accident. In particular, the Federal Employers Liability Act (FELA) protects and ensures compensation for railroad employees injured on-the-job. We have extensive experience representing railroad employees in a variety of FELA cases.
How do I know if I have a case?
If you or someone you know has been injured or lost their life in a train accident, whether a railroad worker or a passenger, call us now at 212-751-9800