Arnold & Itkin recently filed suit on behalf of several passengers whose lives were changed when an Amtrak train traveling from Los Angeles to Chicago derailed near Mendon, Missouri. This tragic accident killed 3 passengers and injured at least 50 more.
The Amtrak derailment occurred when the train collided with a dump truck at an uncontrolled crossing. Crossing incidents like this one are among the most frequent railroad accidents in the United States.
Train accidents, especially derailments, can cause many different and serious side effects in those who experience them. In the wake of the Missouri Amtrak derailment, our clients are suffering from everything from physical ailments like back pain, broken ribs, and trouble walking to emotional trauma like nightmares, anxiety, and PTSD.
“Riding a train is supposed to be safe and fun, but for our clients, it was a family adventure gone wrong. It is clear that the companies involved could have prevented the incident and injuries to our clients and so many others. We look forward to holding these companies accountable to prevent this kind of event from happening to other innocent families in the future,” our attorneys said in a statement.
These cases were filed in Chariton County, Missouri.