Railroad accidents are rarely minor events. Even at low speeds, commuter trains and freight trains are capable of causing catastrophic destruction. If you have been injured or lost a loved one in a New York railroad crossing accident, you have the right to hold the negligent party accountable for the damages you have suffered. But you must act as soon as possible to protect your legal rights and options.
The aggressive NY railroad accident attorneys at Wingate, Russotti, Shapiro, Moses & Halperin, LLP have the experience and the resources to ensure that you receive your rightful compensation after such a traumatic incident. The challenges ahead of you may seem insurmountable, but our dedicated legal team can help you face the road ahead with the financial support you deserve.
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According to the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB), there is a train accident or derailment every hour and a half, 60 percent of which occur at unprotected crossings. In the aftermath of a collision, whether it be between a train and another vehicle or a train and a pedestrian, it can be difficult to determine the cause. In many cases, multiple parties may be involved, each attempting to avoid liability.
As an injured victim or a surviving family member, you need a knowledgeable lawyer to protect your best interests from unscrupulous insurance agents and railroad company representatives. Our experienced legal team will investigate the circumstances of your crash to build an evidence-based case against the negligent operator, Railroad Company, or other party.
Common causes of train accidents include, but are not limited to, the following:
- Train derailment
- Crossing alarm failure
- Defective crossing gate
- Negligent train engineer
- Obstructed view
- Mechanical error
- Failure to sound a warning
- Excessive train speed
Whether human error or mechanical defect is to blame, we will work tirelessly to get you the answers you deserve and the compensation you need.
Railroad crossings are notoriously dangerous for motorists and train passengers alike. On February 3, 2015 in Westchester County, five passengers and one driver were killed in a Metro-North commuter train collision. The traumatic collision occurred when the train hit a Jeep Cherokee SUV that became trapped between the crossing gates at Commerce Street. The impact resulted in one of the deadliest accidents in Metro-North history as several passengers suffered serious or even fatal burn injuries.
It is not uncommon for train accident survivors to experience emotional and psychological suffering in addition to serious physical injuries. Regardless of how severe or minor the trauma, a reliable New York railroad crossing accident attorney can help you obtain the financial support you need for medical bills, therapy, lost wages, pain and suffering, loss of enjoyment of life, and other damages.
Do not wait to get the legal help you need after a railroad accident. The experienced New York personal injury lawyers at Wingate, Russotti, Shapiro, Moses & Halperin, LLP have a strong track record of success standing up for train crash victims and can help you efficiently navigate the complex process of recovering your rightful compensation. Call now to ensure that you do not forfeit your legal rights by waiting until it is too late.
WRSMH attorney Kenneth Halperin obtained a settlement in the amount of $1,700,000 for a woman who was injured in a train derailment.
This matter involved a 55 year old woman who fell up to her waist in a gap between a New York City Transit Authority Train and the platform at the Sheepshead Bay B line station.