By: Megan Gibson
an Amtrak train derailed in Washington State while traveling over a bridge that went over a highway on brand new tracks.
One of the train cars flipped 180 degrees off of a bridge and landed on
the highway. Several other cars hung off the side of the bridge going
over the highway. It is not clear as of yet what caused this horrific
event to unfold, and investigations are underway. However, initial reports
have revealed that the train was speeding prior to the crash. At least
three (3) people were killed, and many more were sent to hospitals in
the region. The
brand new tracks where the accident occurred were the result of a recent
infrastructure investment program. It seems highly probable that the crash was because of Amtrak's negligence
either in the building of the infrastructure, the design, or the operation
of the train.
The attorneys at Chaikin, Sherman, Cammarata & Siegel, P.C. know all
too well that this is not the first time that such an event has occurred,
and unfortunately probably not the last. We have represented train crash
victims and their families against Amtrak, MARC, and WMATA, literally
for decades. We know from experience that it is imperative for the crash
victims to seek representation as soon as possible to secure access to justice.