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Legal Resources for Amtrak Crash Victims

On Monday, June 27, 2022, a catastrophic crash occurred between an Amtrak passenger train and a dump truck near Mendon, Missouri. According to news reports, there were more than 200 people on board. Four people died and up to 150 people were injured. With such large numbers of victims, I though I’d put together some legal resources for these victims to help get some answers on what their rights are and what options they may have for compensation.

First, the basics.

Second, the National Transportation Safety Board is investigating the crash.

Third, some resources for rail crossing rules and best practices.

Fourth, some recommendations.

  • Hire a lawyer as soon as possible. With a crash of this magnitude, getting a lawyer on the case as soon as possible is very important. The railroad already has their lawyers on the scene of the crash gathering and preserving evidence. Your own lawyer should also be gathering and preserving evidence.
  • Also, read the personal injury guides on our website. These provide tips that will give you the best shot at full and fair compensation.

I hope this helps anyone affected by this horrific crash. If you’d like a free consultation with our firm, please don’t hesitate to contact us at any time.