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Clifford Law Offices Retained by Family Injured on Amtrak Train That Derailed in Missouri

A family from Kansas aboard the Amtrak train that derailed Monday, June 27, 2022 in rural Missouri is among those who will be filing lawsuits against the train company as well as the company that owned the dump truck hauling rock that blocked the tracks. The family, who was taken to a hospital for their injuries, contacted Clifford Law Offices to help them find out...
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If I’m injured while I’m on a train, what should I do?

In America, every four hours, someone is hit by a train. These accidents are tragically more common than many think, especially in Chicago, where trains are part of our daily lives. Illinois is ranked 2nd in the country for the most highway-rail crossings, totaling over 14,000. Consequently, it has also led us to be one of the most dangerous states in the nation for fatal...
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Kristofer Riddle Interviewed on NPR About Amtrak Derailment in Missouri

Kristofer Riddle, partner at Clifford Law Offices, was interviewed in an NPR segment about the Amtrak derailment that occurred on June 27, 2022, in Missouri. Listen below.
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Chicago-Bound Amtrak Train Derails in Missouri with 243 Passengers Aboard

A Chicago-bound Amtrak train with 243 passengers and 12 crew members on board reportedly crashed on Monday, June 27, 2022, into a dump truck in Mendon, Missouri, about 80 miles northwest of Columbia, derailing eight cars and two locomotives. It is being reported that three people have been killed and dozens injured in that derailment in rural central Missouri at a crossing with no signals...
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What to do if You Have Been Involved in a Train Accident

Trains can be a beautiful way to travel, see the country, and commute. However, tragic events like a derailment not only affect the people on the train but their entire community. What to do after being involved in a train accident: Get medical help from emergency responders and seek out other medical experts as needed. Follow the recommendations of your healthcare treatment plan provided by...
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