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nnnnn lawsuits beginning to pile up after last week's deadly amtrak crash near philadelphia attorneys for four passengers on the commuter train filing a federal suit monday citing quotes serious and disabling injuries they were harassed upside down they didn't know a dog top from bottom and they emerged into a scene of indescribable , according to one complaint a passenger required several surgeries after the accident to avoid amputation of her right arm , both on , uh stand by idly , even in the early days without saying that , half of those who we collectively represent surveillance video shows the train hitting speeds roughly twice the legal limit at a hundred plus miles an hour right before the derailment , killed eight people and injured more than two hundred others , the n. t. s. b. is still looking into what caused amtrak regional one eighty eight to rapidly accelerate just before the crash , and reuters correspondent patrick rucker says that investigation , could take awhile the legal proceedings in these lawsuits are going to rest very much on what is the authoritative answer from the investigators which which will not come for weeks probably many months , they might know more than their same at least at this point they're saying think very cautious they're saying we're just , gathering evidence we're gonna let the facts once we have them all , tell us what happened federal law caps the amount amtrak can pay to all non employee victims of a single crash at two hundred million dollars , an amtrak employee filed the first lawsuit last week , seeking over one hundred and fifty thousand dollars for a traumatic brain injury