The New York Times reported “a crazy shake, then metal tearing, and chaos.”
It sounds like a description of any one of a hundred movie disaster scenes. This was no movie, however. It was what the passengers aboard Amtrak Northeast Regional Train 188 experienced on the evening of May 12, 2015, as they hurtled through Philadelphia on their way to New York City. The train derailed as it failed to navigate a curve in the tracks, killing eight people and injuring more than 200 others.
The investigation into the cause of the Amtrak train derailment still is underway, but one seemingly indisputable fact quickly emerged from the carnage of that night: the train was traveling much too fast for that stretch of track. We don’t yet know why. We only know that someone or something seemingly failed to properly perform its assigned function, and that the lives of more than 200 people who entrusted their safety to Amtrak and its personnel have been lost or changed, perhaps forever.
Traveling on mass transit is generally safer than driving, but when something goes wrong, it often goes catastrophically wrong. Those left behind, whether survivors of the accident or family members of the deceased, are left to face their grieving and healing processes at the same time that they face imminent financial instability. The death of a household wage-earner, the loss of a limb or other permanent disability, and the psychological trauma that comes in the wake of a mass transit disaster can disrupt or destroy jobs, careers, and families.
Many of the victims and their families stand to recoup damages from a judgment or civil settlement against parties who may be found responsible, but it could be months, if not years, before they see a penny of that money. In the meantime, the bills are likely to keep coming.
USClaims stands ready to assist the victims of the Philadelphia Amtrak train derailment. If you have engaged an attorney to pursue justice in court, we may be able to approve your application for pre-settlement funding. If so, you could have the money you need to meet your living expenses within a few days. Do not let a mass transit disaster derail the rest of your life. Consult with your attorney about your legal options, and how we can help.
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