PHILADELPHIA — Three passengers are suing National Railroad Passenger Corporation, a/k/a Amtrak, alleging negligence, failure to warn and insufficient measures taken to prevent injuries.
Adam Choy, Nathalie Le Louarn and Madison Duputel filed a complaint on July 7 in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania against the defendant, alleging that the corporation recklessly operated its train, which resulted in an accident that caused injuries to several passengers.
According to the complaint, the plaintiffs allege that on May 12, 2015, Choy, Louarn and Duputel experienced pain from several bodily injuries when the train derailed. The plaintiffs hold the defendant responsible because it allegedly failed to slow down the speed of the train, causing it to derail, resulting in death for eight passengers and injuries to several others.
The plaintiffs request a trial by jury and seek judgment against the defendant for damages both compensatory and punitive plus interest, court costs and a sum in excess of $150,000. They are represented by Thomas R. Kline, Charles L. Becker and Patrick J. Fitzgerald of Kline & Specter, P.C. in Philadelphia.
U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania Case number 2:16-cv-03714-LDD