2015 Amtrak Northeast Regional Train Derailment Near Philadelphia

On May 12, 2015, an Amtrak Northeast Regional train that departed from Washington, D.C. and bound for New York City crashed and derailed in the Harrowgate neighborhood of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Nearly 245 passengers and crew were aboard the train, with most suffering an injury or wrongful death.

The cause of the crash is still under investigation, but the location was the site of prior train crash in September 1943, killing 79 people and injuring 117 others. Federal investigators have indicated that the crash was not a terrorist act.

Financial compensation may be available through an Amtrak train accident lawsuit for individuals on the Northeast Regional or family members of individuals who died. It is important to review what legal options may be available and to ensure that you and your family are protected as the investigation continues.

For more than 40 years, the lawyers at Saiontz & Kirk, P.A. have represented individuals who suffered a personal injury or wrongful death throughout the mid-Atlantic. All case are handled by our law firm under a contingency fee agreement, which means that there are no fees or expenses unless a recovery is obtained.

Amtrak Train Accident Lawyers

Amtrak is a publicly funded railroad service, which providers commuter and passenger train service for millions of Americans. More than 300 trains run each day over about 21,300 miles of track that connect more than 500 stations.

  • Amtrak passenger trains run across 46 states
  • In 2014, Amtrak served 30.9 million passengers
  • Amtrak had over $2.189 billion in revenue last year
  • Amtrak accounts for 83% of travel in the Northeast Corridor

While Amtrak train accidents are rare, when a derailment or crash occurs, it can cause devastating injuries for passengers and others in the area.

After a crash or Amtrak train derailment, it is important to contact a lawyer to review what legal rights may be available.

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Other Recent Amtrak Crashes

1999 Illinois Train Accident with Truck: On March 15, 1999, 11 people died and 122 others were injured when an Amtrak passenger train crashed into a semi tractor trailer truck in Bourbonnais, Illinois, near the city of Kankakee. An investigation into the cause of the train derailment found that both the truck driver and a faulty train detection system were responsible for the crash.

1993 Amtrak Derailment on Bridge in Alabama: On September 22, 1993, an Amtrak train derailed on the Big Bayou Canot bridge near Mobile Alabama, causing at least 47 deaths and 103 injuries. This was the deadliest Amtrak train wreck ever, and the worst rail accident in the United States since 1958.

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All accident injury cases are pursued by Saiontz & Kirk, P.A. under a contingency fee agreement.  This means that there are never any out-of-pocket costs to hire a lawyer, and any fees or expenses are paid out of any recovery obtained in the case.

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