Ramunno & Ramunno Law Offices is aggressively investigating and monitoring the tragic derailment of Amtrak Train 188 on the Frankford Junction. Our thoughts and prayers go out to the family and friends of those who lost their loved ones in this horrible accident which caused eight deaths and at least 146 injuries.
We feel that even at this early stage the evidence that Amtrak gross negligence caused the derailment of Train 188 on May 12, 2015 is overwhelming. While our investigators have yet to be allowed onto the crash site and have not been allowed to examine the damaged train cars, it is our understanding that so far, Amtrak has denied all personal injury law offices and their investigators access to the crash site and/or the Amtrak cars. However, we are closely monitoring this situation and actively preparing to represent victims of this terrible accident. We have been contacted by several of the injured victims who are looking for legal representation and money for their injuries and damages. Of course, no amount of money can return any of the victims of this train crash to their prior health, however, at Ramunno & Ramunno Law Offices, we have experience taking on big businesses that have caused catastrophic accidents. This includes being on of the law offices represented one of the victims of the Motiva oil refinery explosion in Delaware City, DE that left many severely injured and one dead and also being one of the law offices that represented multiple injured victims in the gas line explosion that occurred in Wilmington, DE due to excavation work. At our office, our team of attorneys, paralegals and investigators are used to handling large scale litigation against big defendants and their high paid attorneys. Our fee for this service, as always, is a “contingency fee” meaning if we do not win, you owe us nothing, including no fees to us and no costs to us. Any costs that need to be paid, such as hiring experts, we advance.
So far, the evidence shows that Train 188 was travelling at 106 miles per hour as it entered the Frankford Junction which is near Frankford Avenue and Wheatsheaf Lane. This speed is outrageously excessive considering there is a 50 miles per hour speed limit for trains on this curve and that this curve is known for its danger and for being a very sharp curve. In addition, despite this danger, Positive Train Control devices where not on this northbound portion of the tracks, which would have prevented this tragedy. For reasons that Amtrak either will not explain or can not explain, Positive Train Control devices where on the southbound portion of the Frankford Junction which was the opposite portion of where this derailment occurred.
Seeking Justice and Answers;
Although no amount of money can bring back the lives of those lost or fully compensate those who have suffered such severe orthopedic and neurological injuries, we believe that justice demands that Amtrak be made to pay for what they have caused. We also believe that Amtrak needs to produce more information as to what went wrong and that this absurd two hundred million dollar cap that the US Congress passed years ago to minimize Amtrak’s liability and financial exposure needs to be removed. If you or a loved one has been injured in this train derailment we urge you to call us. There is no costs for a consultation and there are no costs or fees owed to us unless and until there is a financial recovery. There is no risk in calling us and we are happy to meet you at your home, the hospital, or a convenient meeting place of your choosing if you are unable to travel far.