Authorities are still looking for answers to questions surrounding the cause of May 12th’s fatal crash and a representative of the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) said it might be a year before any conclusion can be reached.
Messa & Associates founder, Joseph L. Messa, Jr., represents Amtrak crash victim Trevor Beddoe, a Long Island City, NY resident who boarded the train in Philadelphia just minutes before it derailed. Mr. Beddoe sustained a traumatic brain injury, fractured shoulder requiring surgery, fractured clavicle, five fractured ribs, lung trauma/lung contusions, and other internal injuries, abrasions, contusions, and orthopedic injuries. Mr. Messa filed the personal injury claim in the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas on May 20, 2015. The claim includes counts of negligence and recklessness against the National Passenger Railroad Corporation (Amtrak) and against the engineer of Amtrak train 188, Brandon Bostian, who operated the train at more than double the posted speed limit at a sharp curve at Frankford Junction in the Port Richmond section of Philadelphia. The complaint also includes a loss of consortium count against all defendants on behalf of Beddoe’s wife, Mrs. Eunju Beddoe.
Philadelphia personal injury attorneys and staff of Messa & Associates express our deepest condolences to all those who suffered loss after this great tragedy. If you believe you are need of legal assistance as a result of the Amtrak derailment, do not hesitate to contact our extremely skilled team of personal injury attorneys and medical experts who are dedicated to ensuring you receive proper compensation for your personal injuries. If you have been injured in a train crash or motor vehicle crash, or have endured any other type of personal injury, contact the personal injury attorneys of Messa & Associates for a free consultation. Call toll free at 1-877-MessaLaw, or submit a free online inquiry.
Joseph L. Messa, Jr. is the founding partner of Messa & Associates, P.C. He is an AV-rated attorney (highest rating available), listed in the Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers. Read More