The terrifying views of the Amtrak Train Derailment in the Port Richmond section of Philadelphia last night captured a fraction of the chaos and fear of this most recent train derailment. Our prayers and thoughts go out for the deceased, and for the injured, the families, and for the First Responders who heroically sought out survivors despite live electrical wires and twisted metal. As the court-appointed Lead Counsel for Plaintiffs in the Paulsboro Train Derailment Class Actions arising from the Conrail train derailment and toxic fumes release in 2012, legal research indicated that the Supreme Court has stated that derailment means negligence. Too often the railroads are allowed to "police themselves", reacting after the fact when the glare of news camera lighting probes the latest disaster. It is important not to wait months for the NTSB to render its findings. If you or a loved one were injured, I will provide a personal legal consultation about your rights; the consultation is free and if we proceed to file a lawsuit there will be no charge for fees or even for costs unless there is a recovery.  I have offices in PA and in southern NJ. Contact me at 856-988-5513, or  e-mail me at