Amtrak 91 Crash Attorney

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Crash site Sunday morning

We are located in the same jurisdiction as the crash

We recommend that you do not sign any settlement paperwork offered to you by the railroad until first consulting with a lawyer.

During the early morning of Sunday, February 4, 2018, Amtrak 91 from New York headed to Miami derailed, shortly after passing through Columbia, South Carolina. The crash occurred in Lexington County close to the communities of West Columbia, Cayce, and Pine Ridge.

Shortly after the crash victims were transported to area hospitals including Palmetto Health Richland and Lexington Medical Center. A command center for Amtrak official and investigators was setup at the Pine Ridge Middle School

The exact cause of the crash remains under investigation, but initially it appears to be human error and related to freight cars being left parked on the track.

Amtrak’s total liability may be capped under Federal Law at 200 million. The theories of legal liability are not yet precisely known, but generally speaking these claims are brought in either Federal or State (South Carolina), court, with violations claimed including:

  • Negligence
  • Gross Negligence
  • Recklessness

With a request for the court to award monetary compensation for:

  • Medical Bills
  • Lost Wages
  • Pain and Suffering
  • Mental Anguish

Scene from Pine Ridge Middle School
Post-Crash Headquarters

The Law Office of James R. Snell, Jr., LLC, is based in Lexington with an additional office in Columbia. We are a personal injury law firm, and our attorneys are members of the South Carolina Bar and the Federal District Court.

There is no cost or obligation to see if we can help you. Call (803) 932-6117.

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