Written by Ronemus & Vilensky on May 14, 2015
In the wake of the recent derailing of an Amtrak train in Philadelphia that killed seven and injured more than 200, it is important that the family and friends of those injured and killed take immediate legal action. The most important first step is to find a competent and experienced lawyer specifically in the area of train accidents.
There are strict time limits as to when things need to be filed in order to bring a case. … Sometimes within as little as 90 days. If documents are not filed in a timely manner the whole case can be precluded. Leaving you and your loved ones with no recourse to cover medical bills and pain and suffering.
An experienced attorney in train accidents will know exactly which parties need to be brought into the case. In most cases it is not just one party who is responsible for the accident that caused death and injury. In cases such as train accidents there are private as well as governmental agencies that can be held responsible, increasing the value of the compensation you could receive.
When you are speaking to a prospective attorney about handling your case, make sure to ask what cases they have handled that relate specifically to accident you’ve been involved in. Knowing exactly how to navigate through the process because of years of experience and success; and letting you know what to expect along the way, is what makes an effective attorney.
The law firm of Ronemus & Vilensky has taken on cases and successfully helped those who have been injured in the recent MetroNorth crash as well as in the recent gas explosion in NYC caused by one of Con Ed’s underground gas pipe.
Robert Vilensky was recently interviewed about the Philadelphia Amtrak train derailment. Watch the interview below: