Nagel Rice Sues Amtrak on Behalf of Employee Injured During Derailment

By Greg Kohn
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Nagel Rice has sued Amtrak on behalf of one of the conductors aboard the Amtrak train that derailed last week in Philadelphia. Emilio Fonseca, of Kearny, New Jersey, filed the lawsuit Monday in state court in Newark. Mr. Fonseca was a conductor on Amtrak Northeast Regional Train No. 188 when it derailed outside of Philadelphia killing 8 and injuring 200. The Complaint alleges negligence in the operation of the train. Mr. Fonseca suffered severe injuries including numerous broken bones and head trauma. He is hospitalized in Philadelphia and is not expected to be released for some time. His attorney, Bruce H. Nagel, of Nagel Rice in Roseland commented, “My client suffered terrible injuries in this accident and we are thankful that Amtrak has taken full responsibility. Our prayers go out to those who did not survive this tragedy.”

Click here for a copy of the complaint.

Click here to view Mr. Nagel’s press conference regarding this lawsuit.

The attorneys at Nagel Rice, LLP represent clients throughout New York and New Jersey in a wide range of matters including personal injury, automobile accidents, brain injuries, medical malpractice, business litigation and class action cases.

About the Author
Greg Kohn is a partner at Nagel Rice and specializes in complex civil litigation cases, including professional malpractice, personal injury, class actions, wrongful death, products liability, and commercial litigation.  He has extensive experience representing clients in both state and federal court. Greg has tried many jury trials to verdict and has recovered over $50 million in settlements and verdicts in all types of personal injury matters including automobile accidents, wrongful death cases, slip and falls, and other catastrophic injury cases. Greg also handles medical malpractice cases, involving misdiagnoses, wrongful birth, and delayed cancer diagnosis. If you have questions regarding this article, you can contact Greg here.