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Attorney Michael T. van der Veen discusses Philadelphia Amtrak train derailment on local news station KYW

May 20, 2015

By van der Veen, Hartshorn, Levin & Lindheim

The recent Amtrak train derailment left Philadelphia residents with many unanswered questions. In the aftermath, local news radio station KYW turned to trusted Philadelphia train derailment attorney, Michael T. van der Veen, for answers. Attorney van der Veen was called upon to be the voice of reason as Philadelphia and the nation tried to make sense of this tragedy.

There were hundreds of passengers on the train whose lives are forever changed by this traumatic event. Amtrak and their conductor are potentially responsible for the suffering caused to the victims aboard the train. This is not the first train wreck that Amtrak has been involved in this year. Attorney van der Veen recommends victims retain a skilled train accident attorney as soon as possible to ensure your rights, and best interests, are protected.

The Amtrak legal strategy in these cases is to offer victims a low settlement dollar amount, before victims have time to speak with an attorney and become fully aware of all legal options. Philadelphia train derailment attorney Michael T. van der Veen has already begun preparing this case for an impending trial, making it clear in the KYW interview that he is aware of the challenges these legal battles entail and is ready to hold Amtrak accountable for the harm caused.

If you or someone you love was aboard the Amtrak commuter train that derailed in Philadelphia on Tuesday, May 12, 2015, turn to the experience of Philadelphia’s premier train derailment attorney, Michael T. van der Veen. Call the attorney that local news stations trust for answers about the Amtrak train derailment in Philadelphia – van der Veen, Hartshorn, Levin & Lindheim. Our office is conveniently located downtown near all forms of mass transit. If you are unable to come to us, we will come to you. For a free initial consultation, call us at (215) 486-0123 or contact us online.


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