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Amtrak Accidents & Lawsuit Funding

Amtrak is one of the largest railroad and train services in the world. The company provides services throughout the United States and Canada. Amtrak is a government owned company that began offering services in 1971. Amtrak’s headquarters is located in Washington D.C. and the company employs over 19,000 employees worldwide.  The company is owned and operated by the National Railroad Passenger Corporation

While Amtrak has a great track record of minimizing accidents they still occur; and when they do oftentimes they result in catastrophic injury and sometimes death. When a person purchases a ticket to ride on an Amtrak train they rely the company will transport them from city to city in a safe and secure manner. Due to the large number of passengers on Amtrak trains when accidents do occur dozens if not hundreds of people get hurt.

Common causes of Amtrak crashes and accidents:

  • Platform accidents
  • Pedestrian hit by a train
  • Derailments
  • Collisions with another train
  • Conductor negligence
  • Slip and falls
  • Tracks out of alignment
  • Motor Vehicles struck at crossings
  • Passengers that fall from trains

Based upon statistics by the Federal Railroad Administration, there were 2,891 train accidents in 2000, causing 12,069 casualties, including 928 that were fatal. While most of these accident were a result of individuals struck by train tracks and rail crossing, some were a result of negligence on the part of the train or railroad company.

When a person is injured on an Amtrak train they have certain legal rights. One of those rights is to hire an attorney before making a statement. If a person is killed due to an Amtrak crash the victim’s family also has the right to file a lawsuit against Amtrak. They have the right to seek compensation through wrongful death lawsuit.

Some of Amtrak’s Trains include:

  • Acela Express
  • Adirondack
  • Amtrak Cascades
  • Auto Train
  • California Zephyr
  • Capitol Corridor
  • Capitol Limited
  • Cardinal / Hoosier State
  • Carolinian / Piedmont
  • City of New Orleans
  • Coast Starlight
  • Crescent
  • Downeaster
  • Empire Builder
  • Empire Service
  • Ethan Allen Express
  • Heartland Flyer
  • Hiawatha
  • Illinois Service
  • Keystone
  • Lake Shore Limited
  • Maple Leaf
  • Michigan Services
  • Missouri River Runner
  • Northeast Regional
  • Pacific Surfliner
  • Pennsylvanian
  • San Joaquin
  • Silver Service / Palmetto
  • Southwest Chief
  • Sunset Limited
  • Texas Eagle
  • Vermonter

If you have been involved in an Amtrak crash or other type of accident while riding an Amtrak train, you may seek legal representation. If you are in a pending lawsuit or have recently settled an injury claim against Amtrak, you may be approved for lawsuit funding against your case. LawLeaf provides pre settlement funding and post settlement funding against Amtrak accident lawsuits. This means you can obtain a lawsuit cash advance before and even after a settlement has been reached or a judgment has been awarded.

LawLeaf provides lawsuit funding against Amtrak accident cases. If you are interested in receiving lawsuit funding or a settlement loan, contact us today. We provide services throughout the United States and Canada: Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Wyoming and the District of Columbia D.C.