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Clifford Law Offices and its Experts Examining Latest Revelations from NTSB on Amtrak Derailment near Tacoma, Washington

Clifford Law Offices, on behalf of several victims of the recent Amtrak derailment near Tacoma, Washington, who have retained the firm, has hired experts who are looking into early reports released by the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB).

Clifford Law Offices in Chicago Retained by Six Individuals Injured in Amtrak Derailment Near Tacoma, Washington

Clifford Law Offices has been retained to represent a number of victims of the derailment of Amtrak Cascades passenger train 501 near Tacoma, Washington, Monday (Dec. 18, 2017). The tragic derailment claimed at least three lives.  Many of the estimated 77 passengers were injured and taken to numerous hospitals in the area.  There were also victims injured on the highway, where a number of the derailed train cars immediately plummeted as the train derailed. The National Transportation Safety Board ("NTSB") is investigating the derailment and has stated that the train was traveling at 80 miles per hour on a curve where the maximum speed limit has been reported to be 30 miles per hour. Clifford Law Offices has already retained highly qualified experts to assist in our investigation of this incident on behalf of our clients.

Clifford Law Offices Files Class Action Complaint Involving the Opioid Crisis

Clifford Law Offices filed a class action complaint in Mississippi federal court on behalf of a number of health care institutions that seek to hold a number of pharmaceutical companies responsible for the over-prescribing of opioid medications.

Many Questions in Amtrak Derailment - Will Lawsuits Provide the Answers?

The tragic Amtrak Train 501 derailment outside Tacoma, Washington, that has left at least three people dead and injured dozens more on its maiden passenger voyage has left many questions as National Transportation Safety Investigators (NTSB) start sorting through the wreckage. 

Fatal Derailment of Amtrak Train in Washington -- Update

The fatal derailment of an Amtrak train occurred on a rebuilt $181 million track corridor that was supposed to make the trip more reliable between Seattle, Washington, and Portland, Oregon.Amtrak Cascades 501, with at least 83 people aboard, was the first regular service to use the "bypass" track that goes directly from Tacoma to DuPont, instead of a slow but scenic path along Puget Sound at Tacoma Narrows. Many reports state that the train was taking a curve at a high rate of speed at the time. The National Transportation Safety Board has been summoned to investigate the cause of the crash.The Associated Press, citing an unnamed U.S. official, reported that at least six people were killed in the crash. It is being reported that at least 77 people were taken to area hospitals.Photos and video from the tragic site show train cars dangling off the tracks over Interstate 5. Five cars and two semi trucks below reportedly were crushed by train cars that derailed from the tracks.Gov. Jay Inslee has called a state of emergency in response to the derailment. 

Amtrak Train Derailment in Washington Injures Dozens, Await Death Count

An Amtrak train reportedly derailed this morning (Monday, Dec. 18, 2017) in Washington as it headed from Tacoma to Olympia, sending more than 75 people to local hospitals. The number of people killed has not yet been released.

Sarah King Moderates CBA Program with Five Judges on Motion Practice

Sarah F. King.jpgSarah F. King, associate at Clifford Law Offices, will moderate a program at the Chicago Bar Association (CBA) entitled "Motion Practice in Cook County Circuit Court's Law Division." Mark G. Szaflarski of Mark Szaflarski, P.C., will co-moderate.

Small Plane Crashes at Chicago Rockford International Airport

Four people are recovering following a plane crash Monday evening at Chicago Rockford International Airport. Two of the people in the plane had to be extricated, including the pilot. All of the injured, including two minors, were taken to local hospitals. Rockford was the plane's final destination.

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