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Philadelphia Amtrak Train Tragedy – Regional 188

The members of the Philadelphia law firm, McLaughlin & Lauricella P.C. extend their deepest sympathies to the victims and families of the train accident involving Amtrak Regional 188 and the victims of other accidents in recent times. We share the grief with friends and families and maintain vigilance as the situation continues to unfold. The majority [...]

Philadelphia Amtrak Crash – New York Woman Files Suit Over

PHILADELPHIA - A New York resident brought allegations of negligence against a national railroad company from a recent Philadelphia Amtrak crash Megan Piccirillo, of Malvern, N.Y., sued National Railroad Passenger Corp. a/k/a Amtrak, headquartered in Washington, D.C., in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania on May 18, alleging negligence. The plaintiff was [...]

Amtrak Liability Capped at $200 Million

The Philadelphia Amtrak accident has grabbed major headlines in recent days. Philadelphians have joined the families and friends of Amtrak 188 victims to endure the tragedy together. The tragedy hits home. Amtrak is popular among Philadelphia area commuters who use the train service to get to work every day or to visit family members on weekends. [...]

Fatal Amtrak Train Crash Could Have Been Prevented by Positive Train Control

The fatal tragedy occurred mere hours prior to the time the House was set to consider a Bill to slash Passenger Rail Service's budget. Yet, even as workers cleared the wreckage, the House voted 30-2 to cut grants to Amtrak by $252 million. They did note, however, that the cut in funding would only apply to [...]

At Least Seven Dead After Philadelphia Amtrak Derailment – Regional 188

Amtrak Regional 188, carrying 238 passengers, derailed in the Port Richmond section of Philadelphia Tuesday night, May 12th. The derailment accident triggered a four-alarm response which included 120 firefighters and 200 police officers. At this time, at least seven people are confirmed dead, and more than 200 are injured. Of the injured, eight are in critical [...]