WESTCHESTER TRAIN ACCIDENT ATTORNEY
Nearly 1,000 people are killed in train-related accidents each year in the United States. The frequency of train accidents has been steadily rising since around 1997.
Beyond being extraordinarily devastating and tragic for the victims involved, train and railroad accidents can also be very complex and challenging for the victims. If you or a loved one were involved in a train accident, consider contacting a Westchester train accident attorney today. Let the Law Office of Norman Gershon help you recover just financial compensation amid all the pain and suffering you’ve endured.
Schedule a free consultation to discuss the details of your case by calling 914-485-1444 or by filling out our online contact form.
What Causes TrAIN Accidents?
Each year there are more than 3,000 accidents involving trains. Most of these involve a collision with a car, another train, or a pedestrian at a railroad crossing.
Common causes of train accidents include:
- Mechanical failure
- Improper maintenance of tracks
- Conductor negligence such as speeding, fatigue, or distracted operation
- Missing or malfunctioning signals, lights, or gates at crossings
Certainly, train crashes alone are not the only circumstance in which someone can suffer an injury relating to train or rail travel. For example, a passenger can be injured in a fall at the station. Although some large rail companies have come under scrutiny for their safety policies, the unfortunate reality is that it often takes a tragedy to prompt appropriate investigation and regulation.
Whatever the cause of your injury, the responsible parties should be held accountable if any negligence contributed to your accident.
Who is Liable for Your Injuries?
The business of railroad operations is highly regulated. Because of this, very few accidents occur that do not involve wrongful, harmful actions on the part of those responsible for operating or maintaining a train.
Whom you may have the right to sue could vary on a case-by-case basis.
Here are some parties who have commonly been held liable for harm done to victims in New York train accidents:
- Train companies and employers
- Train operators
- Transit companies, including NYC Transit Authority, MTA, Amtrak, Conrail, LIRR, and NJ Transit
City, State, or Federal Government agencies responsible for oversight and track maintenance
- Manufacturers of defective train equipment or products
- Other negligent third parties including bicyclists and other motorists
What Are Some Common TrAIN Accident Injuries?
Being common carriers, railway companies owe you a special duty of care. You may be able to recover compensation for your accident-related damages if your injury is the result of a train operator or the company’s negligence. Here at the Norman Gershon Law Office, we will work diligently on getting you a fair settlement for all of your train accident injuries, including:
- Traumatic brain injury
- Lost limbs
- Broken bones
- Back and neck injury
- Spinal cord injuries
- Organ damage
- Wrongful death
What Compensation May I receive?
You may have countless medical bills piling up after your train accident in Westchester. To make matters even more stressful, you may be out of work without pay. You should not have to pay out of pocket for the negligence of another. After reviewing your case, we may be able to help you recover the following losses:
- Medical bills
- Lost wages
- Emotional distress
- Pain and suffering
- Reduced earning capacity
- Loss of enjoyment of life
Don’t accept a settlement that won’t even come close to covering your train accident-related costs. Let the Law Offices of Norman Gershon fight to maximize your compensation. We’re available any time – day or night – so reach out to us for assistance today.
Speak to an Experienced Westchester TrAIN Accident Lawyer Today
If you were injured in a train accident in Westchester, NY, contact the Law Offices of Norman Gershon. Hiring the right attorney can be one of the most important decisions you can make. Our decades of expertise and experience can help you secure the settlement you deserve.