Though no one can undo the harm from a train accident, selecting the right lawyer can help victims obtain justice, while also ensuring that all negligent entities are held fully accountable. My name is Kenneth Berger, and I am a South Carolina attorney who focuses 100% of my practice on serving clients who have suffered harm at the hands of reckless companies and individuals. When it comes to train accidents, there are often multiple causes and defendants. Put simply, private companies, their employees, and different government agencies may have all made terrible missteps that resulted in the wreck.
In the case of the February 2018 Amtrak accident, early reports appear to be placing blame on CSX, as well as the passenger train giant. Due to the complexity of these cases, it is important to have a lawyer who can utilize investigators and other experts to help determine how the accident occurred, and who is at fault.
You Deserve More
Amtrak and its lawyers are already devising strategies to offer quick, cheap settlements to a number of people injured in the Cayce, SC collision that took place less than 30 minutes from my office. Amtrak does not want victims or their families contacting lawyers, learning their full legal rights, or having their company's unsafe practices again placed under the microscope by legal teams.
Instead, they are going to begin reaching out to the affected passengers and claim to be willing to do whatever is necessary to make it right. The problem is that Amtrak cannot undo the harm or loss of life. They cannot go back and keep yet another train from derailing. They should not be allowed to keep crashing trains and telling the public how sorry they are. They must be held fully accountable so that safety on our railways is restored.
We Can Hold Amtrak Accountable
When companies do not learn their lesson, they will repeat their mistake. In the case of Amtrak or CSX, that means more crashes, more injuries, and more deaths unless something changes. Congress has been slow to act - and actually provides Amtrak with financial backing - so the responsibility falls on lawyers' shoulders.
I am one of those lawyers, and I promise to do everything in my power to secure full justice for those impacted by the crash. If you or a family member have any questions about the recent South Carolina accident, I encourage you to contact my law firm. We will work tirelessly to investigate why the February 4, 2018 collision occurred, why more innocent people had to suffer, and what can be done to prevent future accidents. Contact us right now by way of our Live Chat Feature or our 24/7 phone line at 803-790-2800. We look forward to being of service, and to doing our part to restore safety on our railways.