We encourage you to support the Amtrak Victims Relief Fund, to provide support to the families impacted by the devastating train accident. We believe a victims’ fund is important to help the families’ immediate needs and because the law puts an arbitrary cap on damages allowed in a lawsuit.
Amtrak Train Accident
It was reported on December 18th that an Amtrak train has derailed on an overpass cutting across Interstate 5 in Washington state. There have been multiple reports of casualties, including fatalities. First responders are treating the incident as a mass casualty event and motorists are being urged to stay away from the scene.
Only two weeks ago Don Anderson, the Mayor of Lakewood, urged state transportation officials of the danger of Amtrak trains traveling through his city at high rates of speed and urged safety improvements to be implemented. “Come back when there is that accident, and try to justify not putting in those safety enhancements, or you can go back now and advocate for the money to do it, because this project was never needed and endangers our citizens,” Anderson said.
PCVA Can Help
If you were involved in the Amtrak train accident, it is very important that you receive legal representation as soon as possible. Waiting can mean the loss of critical evidence and can put you at a disadvantage in any future lawsuit against defendants eager to minimize their legal exposure. Once a PCVA attorney is assigned to your case, we can immediately go to work advocating for you and ensure that your legal rights are fully protected.
Train Accident Attorneys
PCVA has a history of getting justice for individuals who have suffered a catastrophic injury due to a defendant’s negligence or indifference. We have represented clients in many high profile cases and have been able to deliver meaningful results time and time again. For example, we have been able to help secure $60 million for the victims of the Oso landslide, over $5.4 million for the victim of a pedestrian-vehicle strike, and are currently representing several victims of the Ride the Ducks motor vehicle tragedy.
Again, time is of the essence. If you were directly or indirectly involved in the DuPont Amtrak Train accident, either call us today at (253) 948-3199 or fill out the form below to send us an email and learn your options.