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  • Philadelphia SEPTA Accident Lawyers: Defective Parts Pose Risk to Riders

    September 12, 2016

    SEPTA recently announced a plan to assume a regular Regional Train schedule this fall. This return to a full schedule is the culmination of an effort to replace cracked equalizer beams in nearly 120 rail cars. The cracks, discovered by a SEPTA inspector, are the result of design flaws in a specific part and could […]

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  • Philadelphia Train Accident Lawyers: Dangers on Tracks

    May 04, 2016

    A Georgia-bound train collided with a maintenance vehicle early last month in Southeast Pennsylvania on tracks that run along the Northeast corridor of the United States. The train company involved in the crash is one of the largest in the country and two of its workers were injured fatally in the train accident. About three […]

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  • Philadelphia Train Accident Lawyers Discuss Train Safety Technology for the Northeast Corridor

    January 18, 2016

    After the devastating train derailment this past May, Amtrak recently installed a safety train system called positive train control (PTC) on the portion of the track where the accident occurred. If the system had been installed in 2008, when it was originally mandated, the eight deaths and over 200 injuries could have been prevented. The […]

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  • Philadelphia Train Accident Lawyers Discuss Delay in Train Safety Technology

    November 23, 2015

    Congress recently passed a bill that delays the installation and implementation of Positive Train Control technology (PTC) that is expected to soon be signed into law by President Obama. The law will extend the deadline for PTC compliance from December 2015 to December 2018, with two year extensions available beyond the deadline on an as-needed […]

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  • Philadelphia Train Accident Lawyers: Railroad Industry Safety under Scrutiny

    September 21, 2015

    Certain Safety Facets of Train Travel have Decreased In the past year, train accidents involving fires have doubled. Moreover, hazardous toxic substance leaks caused by train accidents have increased over the last two years. While certain agencies are doling out new train accident safety rules, those same agencies have suppressed data in government reports that […]

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  • Philadelphia Train Accident Lawyers:  More Amtrak Lawsuits

    August 03, 2015

    Passengers on Amtrak’s Northeast Regional Train 188 were delayed in their destinations, with some never arriving, when the train derailed on May 12, 2015.  Philadelphia and the surrounding area experienced chaos and devastation when the speeding train jumped the rails; flipping and crushing train cars. Shock is replaced with accountability and blame by passengers with […]

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  • Philadelphia Train Accident Lawyers: Amtrak Derailment Victims Affected by Inadequate Compensation

    June 02, 2015

    After the Amtrak train derailment in Philadelphia last month, the victims of the accident are beginning to seek compensation for their injuries. With over two hundred people injured in the accident, the costs for claims are expected to be high due to the nature of the victims’ injuries and expenses related to the medical care […]

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