Schlichter Bogard & Denton Files Lawsuits on Behalf of Injured Passengers and Crew in Aftermath of June 27, 2022 Amtrak Collision in Mendon, Missouri
As reported by various sources, Schlichter Bogard & Denton on July 1, 2022 filed lawsuits on behalf of four passengers and two Amtrak crew members involved in the fatal crash that occurred in Mendon, Missouri on June 27, 2022.
Amtrak’s train, the Southwest Chief, was traveling from Los Angeles to Chicago — with stops along the way to pick up additional passengers — when it collided with a dump truck near Mendon, Missouri. Seven passenger train cars instantly derailed and overturned. There were 275 passengers and 12 crew aboard the Southwest Chief at the time of the collision. As of this writing, there have been four fatalities, including three passengers and the driver of the dump truck.
The lawsuits brought by Schlichter Bogard & Denton allege that BNSF Railway, Amtrak, and MS Contracting, LLC, a trucking company, are responsible for causing the collision. The lawsuits further allege that, for years, residents of Chariton County have reported the railroad crossing in question as dangerous because of, among other things, its steep inclines and loose gravel. Additionally, the lawsuits allege that BNSF, which owns the tracks, had been warned of dangers associated with the crossing at issue, and yet failed to properly maintain the crossing.
To learn more about the lawsuits brought by Schlichter Bogard & Denton, please visit www.uselaws.com/amtrak-lawsuit.