NYC Train Accident
While trains aren't quite as common a source of transportation as they once were, there are still millions of people who choose to travel by train every year. As with other forms of travel, people don't stop to think about the inherent dangers in train travel. And while it's true that you're far more likely to get hurt in a car accident, there is a greater chance that you'll be killed if you're involved in a train accident. If you or a loved one have been involved in rail road accident, it is important to seek legal guidance as soon as possible. Contact Stephen Bilkis and Associates and speak to a NYC Train Accident Lawyer. If you have been injured, you deserve to be compensated.
Most of the accidents involving trains can be traced back to negligence, and have the potential to be stopped by railway companies and attentive employees before they happen. Negligence can cause:
- Conductor fatigue
- Bridge collapse
- Signal and equipment failure
- Machinery failure or malfunction
- Derailment due to defective tracks
Unlike driving a car, you're helpless to stop an accident if you're traveling by train. When a collision or derailment occurs, you're going to be involved. It's also important to remember that the trains of today operate at much faster speeds than they did in years past. This increased speed is great for getting from point A to point B quickly, but it also increases the chances for serious injury in the event of a collision or derailment.
If you've been seriously injured in a railroad accident, then you may need legal counseling to help you cope with the insurance companies and the medical expenses. Our team at Stephen Bilkis & Associates is available for a free consultation regarding your case.
Railroad employees are also vulnerable in rail-related accidents. A railroad employee can suffer a traumatic injury or even suffer wrongful death in the event of a serious train accident. If you're a railroad employee who has been injured on the job, you have legal rights.
Railroad employees need to be aware that, while they may not be able to receive workers compensation, they are eligible to receive compensation under the Federal Employees Liability Act (FELA). According to FELA, a railroad employee can sue the railroad company for compensation after a serious injury that happened on the job. Our NYC Train Accident Lawyer team can help you through the legal process and help protect your legal rights.
These types of accidents can produce devastating injuries, regardless of who is to blame. A person may suffer serious spinal injury, back injury, skull injury, broken bones, amputation and other forms of injury that can alter a person's life forever. Our legal team is available for a free consultation regarding your case.
If you or a loved one has been seriously injured, contact our legal team to schedule a free consultation. You could be entitled to compensation for your injuries including reimbursement for your medical expenses, missed time from work, as well as pain and suffering. 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, our Westchester County office or one of our Long Island offices in Nassau County or Suffolk County.