PHILADELPHIA, Dec. 18, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Trial attorneys Robert J. Mongeluzzi, of Saltz, Mongeluzzi, Barrett, & Bendesky, P.C., and Thomas R. Kline, of Kline & Specter PC, are available to discuss the numerous legal-safety issues associated with this morning's multiple-fatality derailment of Amtrak train #501 near Tacoma, Washington. They both served on the Plaintiffs Management Committee (PMC) in Federal court resulting from the fatal 2015 derailment of Amtrak #188 in Philadelphia. They represented a combined 34 passengers in the litigation that resulted in a landmark $265 million settlement. The attorneys also represent victims in the 2016 fatal derailment of Amtrak #89, in Chester, Pennsylvania, and victims of the fatal New Jersey Transit train crash in Hoboken Station last year. Mr. Kline and Mr. Mongeluzzi have long advocated for railroad safety reforms such mandatory Positive Train Control (PTC), onboard-inward facing cab cameras and expanded medical testing for train Amtrak personnel, including engineers.
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