Amtrak 91 Crash Attorney
To Speak to a Lexington County Injury Call 1-803-932-6117
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:
- Gross Negligence
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
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.