Practice Area Category: Train Accident Case Results

$265 Million Settlement in Amtrak Train No. 188 Derailment

In May 2015, Amtrak train No. 188 travelling to New York sped around a curve in Philadelphia and derailed, causing over 200 injuries, including 8 deaths. An investigation by the National Transportation Safety Board concluded the crash was caused by the engineer mistakenly accelerating around the curve instead of decelerating. Working as part of the Plaintiff’s Management Committee to handle the Multi-District Litigation, Eisenberg, Rothweiler, Winkler, Eisenberg & Jeck, P.C., was able to secure a historic $265 Million settlement to ensure that all victims will be compensated for their injuries and losses in a timely manner.