Philadelphia Amtrak Crash Investigations Launched

Posted By Regan Zambri & Long || 13-May-2015


Posted by Salvatore J. Zambri, founding member and partner

Last night’s deadly Amtrak crash near Philadelphia is the latest transportation disaster to make the headlines. Investigations are now under way to determine the cause of the derailment as quickly as possible. Agencies involved in the initial investigation include the National Transportation Safety Board, Federal Railroad Administration and the Federal Bureau of Investigation. According to a former chair of NTSB, black boxes and possible video cameras should provide critical information. “The black boxes will tell them things like speed, throttle position, braking… But also there are often inward and outward facing video cameras that will tell them a lot of information about the track conditions and the environmental conditions. The key to the team is going to be grabbing those recorders right away."

Obviously, it is much too early to determine the reason for the crash. We will follow the developing story and update our readers as we learn more about the circumstances surrounding the Amtrak train derailment.

If you have any questions about this post or want to discuss a potential claim against Amtrak, you may contact Mr. Zambri by phone at 202-822-1899 or click here to email him directly.  Mr. Zambri’s firm served as lead counsel in successfully representing injured parties and family members during litigation stemming from the 2009 Fort Totten Metro (WMATA) accident on the Red Line. Mr. Zambri & his firm also represent the family of the woman tragically killed as well as many other victims from the 2015 Metro (WMATA) smoke incident at L’Enfant Plaza.

About the author:

Mr. Zambri is a board-certified civil trial attorney by the National Board of Trial Advocates and a Past-President of the Trial Lawyers Association of Metropolitan Washington, D.C. The association recently named him "Trial Lawyer of the Year".  Super Lawyers recently named him among the "Top Ten" lawyers in the Metro Area (out of more than 80,000 attorneys). He has been rated by Washingtonian magazine as a "Big Gun" and among the "top 100″ lawyers in the entire metropolitan area. The magazine also describes him as "one of Washington's best-most honest and effective lawyers" who specializes in personal injury matters, including automobile accident claims, premises liability, product liability, medical malpractice, and work-accident claims. He has successfully litigated multiple cases against truck and bus companies, the Washington Metropolitan Area transit Authority, and other automobile owners.  His law firm, in fact, has obtained the largest settlement ever in a personal injury case involving WMATA.  Mr. Zambri has also been acknowledged as one of "The Best Lawyers in America" by Best Lawyers (2014 edition) and has been repeatedly named a "Super Lawyer" by Super Lawyer magazine (2014) - national publications that honor the top lawyers in America.

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