Court filing: BNSF trying to force arbitration for Mendon Amtrak crash victims
Attorneys for victims argue to keep civil lawsuits moving forward after June 27 derailment
Attorney Will Moody, of Portsmouth Va., said one of his clients lost his arm during the derailment, and had another arm mangled.
“He was trapped like that for two hours,” Moody told KMBC 9 Investigates after the hearing. “He was just one of many that had been involved in this accident that had been very, very seriously hurt.”
Moody said his railroad worker clients deserve compensation since they are not protected by Missouri workers compensation laws.
“They’re out of work. They have no pay. And right now they’re at home trying to recover seeing their doctors being treated, but they do not have any income,” he said.
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