Written by attorney John F. Cordisco

What is the Rail Passenger Disaster Family Assistance Act of 2008?

The Rail Passenger Disaster Family Assistance Act of 2008 is a federal law that provides guidelines for handling a fatal disaster involving a rail passenger train. This law provides federal guidance and creates a plan for assisting family members of those involved in the accident.

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While the FPDFAA assists families with grief counseling and handling logistics with victim recovery, the Act does not address compensation to families of these disasters. If your loved one was injured or killed in a train accident, contact a Pennsylvania railroad accident attorney for help determining your legal options for compensation.

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