Our thoughts and prayers are with the passengers aboard Amtrak train #188 that derailed last night near Philadelphia, PA. The scene is eerily reminiscent of the tragic METRA derailment of September, 2005 in Chicago, which resulted in the tragic deaths of two young passengers and serious injuries to many Corboy & Demetrio clients.
We anxiously await the NTSB's preliminary report to determine how and why this passenger train could derail in such a violent manner.
Corboy & Demetrio was privileged to represent the 2005 derailment victims and their families in civil cases, resulting in settlements and verdicts totaling more than $44 million. The $29.6 million verdict on behalf of Renea Poppel still stands as the largest in Illinois for an individual injured in a mass transit crash. Read more about the verdict here.