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Legal Blog: Amtrak Derailment Incidents

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  • Amtrak Derailment in Missouri Kills At Least Three People At least three people have died after an Amtrak train derailed in rural Missouri.
  • South Carolina Amtrak Victim Retains Seattle Train Accident Law Firm South Carolina Amtrak train crash victim S.R. and several members of his family have retained attorney Chris Davis of Seattle-based Davis Law Group to represent them in legal action against Amtrak and CSX for injuries sustained in the February 4, 2018 crash.
  • Amtrak Crash In South Carolina Kills 2, Injures Over 100 Here's what to know about the Amtrak collision with a CSX freight train in South Carolina early Sunday morning. Over 100 people were injured in the incident.
  • NTSB: Amtrak Engineer Was Confused About Where He Was On Track The engineer who was in charge of an Amtrak train that derailed near DuPont may have lost track of where he was on the route, the NTSB says.
  • Oregon, Washington Lawmakers Want Amtrak Safety Measures Now A new bill in the United States House of Representatives, sponsored by lawmakers in Oregon and Washington, proposes the federal government give $2.6 billion to railroads to fully install a safety feature by the end of 2018.
  • How Do Personal Injury Lawsuits Against Amtrak Work? Multiple victims of the derailment have hired Davis Law Group, P.S., to represent them in the fight for compensation against Amtrak. But how exactly do these lawsuits proceed? As you’ll see, there are several key factors and differentiations that must be made in order to properly understand the full scope of the cases.
  • Amtrak Details Safety Changes In Letter To WSDOT The Washington State Department of Transportation posted a letter to its website that details an early-January 2018 meeting with Amtrak president and CEO Richard Anderson.
  • NTSB PRELIMINARY REPORT: Amtrak Derailment The National Transportation Safety Board has released its preliminary report on the December 2017 Amtrak derailment in DuPont, Washington. The preliminary report does not give a reason for why the train’s engineer and trainee were operating the train at more than double the posted speed.
  • About Genex: Managed Care Provider For Amtrak Genex Services, also known as Genex or General Rehabilitation Services, is a medical managed care provider which is often contracted out by large companies and corporations to manage the investigation and claims processes after an incident that causes a person to be injured. Our clients have reported
  • U.S. Department Of Transportation Issues Warning To Railroads Secretary of Transportation Elaine Chao issued letters to all the executive officers of the Class I railroads in the United States – which includes Amtrak President and CEO Richard Anderson – emphasizing the “urgency and importance” of having positive train control (PTC) by the end of 2018.
  • 911 Recordings As Evidence In The Amtrak Derailment An often-overlooked piece of evidence in accident cases, or any type of personal injury case, is recordings from 911 calls. Many inexperienced attorneys don't realize that these recordings are readily available and often easily obtainable. These recordings are public record, and made available by the federal Freedom of Information Act.
  • Part 2: 911 Recordings Released From Amtrak Cascades Derailment Through public disclosure requests, Davis Law Group, P.S., obtained 911 audio recordings from multiple victims of the Dec. 18, 2017, Amtrak Cascades train derailment in Dupont, Washington.