Pedestrian Struck By Amtrak Train in NJ Delays Service Between Philadelphia & NYC
March 15, 2023
A pedestrian was struck and killed by an Amtrak train in Plainsboro, New Jersey, on Tuesday, February 28, 2023. The incident occurred near the Princeton Junction Station and resulted in the suspension of Amtrak service in both directions for several hours, causing major delays for commuters traveling between Philadelphia and New York City. Passengers were advised to seek alternative transportation or make alternate travel plans.
While the cause of the incident is still under investigation, this serves as a reminder of the dangers of pedestrian accidents involving trains and the importance of following safety guidelines when around them. Pedestrians should always exercise caution, obey all warning signals and signs, stay off railroad tracks, and only cross at designated crossings and overpasses. It is essential to be aware of your surroundings and never assume that a train is not approaching.
Train Accident Lawsuits
Train accident lawsuits can be complex legal matters that require specialized knowledge and expertise. They typically involve claims for personal injury or wrongful death. With these claims, the train operator, the train company, or another party is held responsible for the harm done to the person who was hurt or killed and their family.
To win a train accident lawsuit, the injured person or their family must show that the responsible party was negligent in some way. Negligence can take many forms, like not keeping equipment or tracks in good shape, driving the train too fast, or failing to follow regulations.
In addition to showing that the person was negligent, the person who was hurt or their family must also show that the carelessness caused the accident and the damages that came from it. This can be hard to do, as train accident lawsuits often involve complicated technical and engineering questions. Train accident lawsuits can be used to get money for a wide range of damages, such as medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, and even wrongful death. The amount of money given in compensation will depend on the details of the case and how much damage was done.
Contact DiTomaso Law Today For a Free Consultation About Your Train Accident Lawsuit in Philadelphia & New Jersey
If you or a loved one has been involved in a train accident and needs legal assistance, please contact us today for a free consultation. At DiTomaso Law, we understand the devastating impact that train accidents can have on individuals and their families. We have a deep understanding of the complex legal issues involved in these cases. We can help you understand your legal rights and options, build a strong case, and fight for the compensation you deserve. Waiting can affect the investigation and the chances of recovering compensation. Train accident victims should never give statements to insurance adjusters before consulting with their personal injury lawyer. We represent victims of train accidents throughout New Jersey, including Cherry Hill, Moorestown, Haddonfield, and Medford. To arrange a free consultation about your case, contact our office at 856-522-4938 or via our online contact form. We also have a location in Philadelphia, PA.
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