NY Train Accident
Passenger trains are a great way for people to travel. However, millions of people who use passenger trains every day face inherent dangers every time they get on board a train. While it's true that you're far more likely to be involved in an auto accident as opposed to a train accident, you're more likely to suffer a fatal injury in a railroad accident. If you have been injured in a railroad accident, it is important to take action to ensure that your rights are protected. Speak with a qualified NY Train Accident Lawyer from Stephen Bilkis and Associates for guidance. You could be entitled to compensation which can include reimbursement for medical expenses, missed time from work, as well as pain and suffering.
Fortunately, railroad companies can eliminate the majority of dangers that come with rail travel since these dangers usually involve negligence. This negligence results from:
- Conductor fatigue
- Rail worker mistakes
- Collapsed bridges and structures
- Defective signal equipment
- Defective product or machinery malfunction
- Derailment caused by damaged track
As a passenger, you're helpless to do anything in these situations to prevent an accident, derailment or collision. The trains’ high speeds can magnify the tragedy of a crash, collision or derailment. If you've been seriously injured in a train accident, please contact our NY Personal Injury Lawyer to discuss your case and your legal options.
Railroad workers and employees can also suffer severe injury or suffer wrongful death in a train accident. If you're an employee of a railroad company and have been seriously injured on the job, please contact our legal team to talk about your legal rights. Although railroad workers aren’t eligible to receive workers compensation, they are entitled to compensation under Federal Employers Liability Act (FELA). According to this legislation, employees of railroad companies have the ability to bring a lawsuit against the company should they be injured in a rail-related accident while on the job. If you believe that your case falls under the FELA act, call our firm to see how to proceed with claim.
Every form of transportation comes with some risk, but some are inherently more risky than others and come with a greater danger of serious injury than others. Because negligence is a primary cause in most railroad accident cases, the injured parties can face life-changing trauma when accidents happen. A railroad accident victim can suffer serious back injury, spinal injury, head injury and brain damage. While some people will eventually recover from their serious injury, others may face an uphill battle for the rest of their lives.
If you or a loved one has been involved in a rail road accident and sustained a serious injury, contact our staff to schedule a free consultation. Please call us at 1-800-NY-NY-LAW or contact one of our New York City offices in Manhattan, Staten Island, Queens, the Bronx or Brooklyn, or our office in Westchester County or one of our Long Island offices in Nassau County or Suffolk County