Amtrak hit with personal injury suit

By Jon Campisi | May 23, 2011

A New Jersey man who was working for Amtrak has filed a personal injury lawsuit against the entity, which is formally known as the National Railroad Passenger Corp., for injuries he allegedly sustained while working at 30th Street Station in Philadelphia in early January of this year.

Attorney David L. Lockard, of the firm David Lockard & Associates, P.C. filed the civil complaint May 18 in the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas on behalf of Anthony Paolucci.

According to the lawsuit, which was brought about pursuant to the Federal Employers’ Liability Act, Paolucci tripped over a loose wire and fell to the ground.

The incident caused the plaintiff to sustain injuries to his shoulder, arm, elbow, wrist and hand, as well as suffer nerve damage in his neck and emotional injuries, the suit states.

The plaintiff suffered economic damages due to the accident, the suit goes on to state, and he has had to incur medical treatment for his injuries.

The complaint says Paolucci has suffered physical pain and mental anguish, and has lost wages and fringe benefits from his employer, as well as his capacity to work.

Paolucci demands judgment against the defendant in an amount in excess of the jurisdictional minimum plus interest and other court related costs.

The plaintiff has demanded a jury trial.

The case number is 110501971.

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