Train Accidents Archives | Page 5 of 5 | Clifford Law Offices
Clifford Law Offices Provides Free CLE Program Clifford Law Offices is hosting its annual Continuing Legal Education Program on Thursday, June 13, 2024, at 3:00 p.m. CST. Register now.
Free Consultation (312) 899-9090
Select Language
    Find out if you have case
    Posted on May 13, 2015 To

    Amtrak Disaster in Philadelphia Kills Six, Injures 150 More – Terrible Tragedy

    In what is being called by Philadelphia’s Mayor as an “absolute, disastrous mess” last night (May 12, 2015), an Amtrak train derailed reportedly leaving six people dead and nearly 150 more people hospitalized. Six of those reportedly are in critical condition and a representative from the Mayor’s office said that those who were able to leave the train are like “the walking wounded.” National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) officials are on the scene investigating as…

    Read More
    Posted on October 20, 2014 To

    NTSB Likely to Look into Poor Communications and Inadequate Maintenance of Passenger & Repair Trains that Crashed in Arkansas

    The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) is on the scene of the crash of two trains in Arkansas that has left at least five people in critical condition. It has been reported that a passenger train operated by the Arkansas and Missouri Railroad as an historic excursion tour from Springdale to Van Buren, Arkansas broke down during its tour and a second repair train came looking for the broken down train in an effort to…

    Read More
    Posted on July 12, 2013 To

    Canada, Chicago and Maine Are Potential Venues for Quebec Rail Explosion Lawsuits

    As rescue workers and investigators continue to sift through the catastrophic wreckage of 72 tanker cars that derailed in the town of Lac-Megantic, Quebec, questions continue to be asked concerning potential legal actions that may result from this derailment and explosion. In the wake of the terrible tragedy that has claimed the lives of up to 60 people, Clifford Law Offices has been asked what laws and what courts will be available to those who…

    Read More
    Posted on March 11, 2002 To

    Clifford Settles Violinist Lawsuit Against METRA for $35 Million

    The Illinois Supreme Court today entered an order that brings an end to the case of Rachel Barton vs. Metra and Chicago NorthWestern Railroad. The railroads agreed to pay Barton $35 million for injuries sustained seven years ago. Barton was severely injured in January, 1995, when the conductor allowed the train to leave the station while Barton was pinned to its door. After a month-long trial, three years ago, a jury found Metra and Chicago…

    Read More