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Train Accidents

Last Updated: Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Train accidents are nowhere near as commonplace an occurence as motor vehicle and truck crashes, but they do happen with more frequency than most people would imagine. In the tri-state area, there are train and subway lines snaking through millions of miles of track, from New York's famed, iconic Pennsylvania Station and Grand Central Station to points all over the state and the country.

If you or one of your loved ones has been injured as the result of careless, negligent, or inexperienced operation of a Long Island Rail Road, Metro-North Railroad, Amtrak, or any other tri-state area train line, we encourage you to immediately call the lawyers at Simon Bennett Robbins Oppenheim & Taft.

Train accidents can occur for any number of reasons. Conductors may be fatigued because of lack of sleep due to a dangerously long work shift. Or they could become distracted. In other instances, they may lack the necessary training and experience to be placed at the helm of such a heavy, sophisticated, and fast-moving piece of machinery.

Faulty equipment could be to blame. Whatever the set of circumstances may be, if you were a passenger aboard a train in New York, New Jersey, or Connecticut that resulted in an accident or derailment, and if you sustained serious injuries, we encourage you to retain the services of a highly experience, fearless, resourceful, and dedicated personal injury law firm such as ours.

With the right personal injury law firm in your corner, you could very well receive a significant monetary award to cover the costs of your medical expenses, property destruction, pain and suffering, future earnings, and future nursing care.

Moreover, lost wages and other missed income opportunities could be factored into the amount you receive in compensatory damages because of a train accident in New York or the surrounding area.

Throughout the United States, it is reported that there are more than 3,500 train crashes annually. In approximately one-third of those instances, a death occurs. Negligence, in one form or another, seems to invariably play a role.

Just recently in Poughkeepsie, near the Hudson River, a 58-year-old woman was killed after her body was pinned to the ground and crushed by one of four train cars carrying gravel that derailed. It required two dozen emergency workers three days to lift the train car, which weighed a reported 122 tons.

Occasionally, a motor vehicle will get rammed by an oncoming train. Other times, it's a pedestrian whose life is ended by an out-of-control train. No matter how or why the incident took place, the top personal injury attorneys at Simon Bennett Robbins Oppenheim & Taft can help achieve a financial recovery from the party responsible for the devastation a train accident causes in your life.

Our veteran team will embark on a thorough investigation to uncover the exact cause of the accident in which you were injured. Whether it was a faulty tracks, a mechanical failure, an act of sabotage, or something else entirely unforeseen. We are relentless in our pursuit of justice for every client at our firm.

There is never a fee to meet with us to discuss the merits of your case. And we are paid nothing whatsoever if you do not recover a monetary award. Please call us today to find out how we can help you and your family.

Simon Bennett Robbins Oppenheim & Taft looks forward to speaking with you soon.