Amtrak & Acela Train Accidents
In 1971, the United States Government organized an intercity passenger train service known as Amtrak. Operating in 3 Canadian Provinces and 46 U.S. states including Massachusetts, the corporation served 28.7 million passengers in fiscal year 2008.
The busiest area of operation for Amtrak is the Northeast Corridor, which runs between Boston and Washington, D.C. via Baltimore, Philadelphia, and New York. In response to the high volume of passengers traveling along this route, Amtrak introduced a high speed rail known as the Acela. The Acela trains are capable of attaining a speed of 150 mph.
Although many people utilize the Amtrak train service every day, there is an ever present risk of injury. While many trains arrive at their destination without incident, accidents do occur. When an accident occurs, the injuries sustained by those involved are often severe due to the high speeds attained by the Amtrak & Acela trains.
How do I Receive Compensation for Injuries Sustained in an Amtrak or Acela Accident?
Passengers involved in an Amtrak accident may file an Amtrak Personal Injury Claim. Depending on the circumstances of your accident, you may be entitled to compensation for:
- Medical bills;
- Long term care and disability;
- Lost wages;
- Property damage;
- Pain and suffering; and
- Other claims relating to the injury.
In addition to injuries sustained by passengers of Amtrak trains, employees of the corporation may be injured on the job. As an Amtrak employee, your claim may be subject to the Federal Employers Liability Act which grants specific rights to railway employees. If you have been injured on the job, it is very important that you contact an Amtrak and Acela Attorney in order to fully understand your legal rights.
Amtrak & Acela Representation at Altman & Altman LLP
The law firm of Altman & Altman LLP has successfully handled hundreds of railway accident claims over the last 50 years. Our experienced attorneys understand the financial difficulties that individuals often face as a result of Amtrak and Acela accidents and will zealously advocate for your rights.
Amtrak and Acela accidents often present complex legal issues concerning liability. Our skilled and dedicated team of Massachusetts Amtrak and Acela Accident Attorneys will carefully review the specific circumstances surrounding your case and will identify and pursue every party which may be liable.
At Altman & Altman LLP, your Amtrak or Acela claim will receive the personal attention of a senior partner. Our firm has represented thousands of clients in personal injury cases and has successfully negotiated millions of dollars in settlements and jury verdicts. The Boston Amtrak and Acela Lawyers at Altman & Altman LLP realize that your accident may have an enormous impact on you and your family and will make certain that you receive the compensation that you are entitled to in a timely manner.
Please contact Altman & Altman LLP for a free initial consultation with an experienced Greater Boston Amtrak & Acela Accident Attorney. Our firm works on a contingency fee basis and will only receive payment if your claim is successful.