Settlements reached in lawsuits over injuries in Amtrak train derailment in Washington State

The Seattle Times reports that several people who were injured when an Amtrak train derailed near Stevenson, Washington in 2005 have reached a financial settlement with Amtrak.

Emma Madrid Diaz (age 59 of Kennewick), Nancy C . Zamudi (age 22 of Pasco), Maria Madrid (age 40 of Richland) and Carlos Madrid (age 23 of Richland) and four unnamed minors reached a settlement in mediated negotiations according to the report.

These eight were among the 26 people injured when a westbound Amtrak train derailed on April 3, 2005 in the Columbia River gorge, east of Portland.

According to an Amtrak attorney, the total of all settlements in the accident are under $1 million dollars.

One lawsuit is still pending, that of Christopher Blankenship, age 36.

This information is provided by Washington Injury Attorney blog, a service of The Farber Law Group. We represent people who have been seriously injured in accidents due to the negligence of another person including people who were hurt in car accidents, train accidents and construction accidents.

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