True faces of “tort reform”

I was recently sent an article that discussed the victims of a recent catastrophic Amtrak train crash. Twenty-four people were killed and more than 100 were injured, many horrifically, when a Metrolink passenger train ran a red light and slammed head-on into a Union Pacific freight train. The passenger train engineer, who died in the crash, was texting someone and missed the stop signal. Unfortunately, Congress passed the Amtrak Reform and Accountability Act which limited recovery by the victims to $200,000,000. Obviously, $200,000,000 is a tremendous amount of money. But that money is simply not enough to compensate all of these people and or the families they left behind. Please read this article and consider the impact of this type of legislation. It may sound good on paper, but real people can be devastatingly effected.  Read the full article here

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