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Long Island City Train Accident Lawyer

Train accidents can happen to anyone. They can injure and even kill passengers, drivers, and pedestrians involved. There have been a number of train accidents in recent years, particularly in New York. Subways, commuter rails, and other types of passenger trains are used daily by plenty of people to travel throughout New York City.

Train accidents are often caused by negligence or human error. Rail companies might leave tracks in poor conditions or fail to protect against other safety hazards. Accidents can be devastating for both the crew and their passengers. Even bystanders can be harmed in a train accident.

If you were injured in an accident involving a train, be sure to reach out to Shulman & Hill. Our Long Island City train accident lawyers can help you file a personal injury lawsuit to pursue compensation for your losses.

Causes of Train Accidents in Long Island City

While not as common as other types of vehicle accidents, train crashes are arguably even more serious. It does not help that some rail companies may try to distance themselves from any responsibility in the aftermath of an accident. These rail companies and their legal teams may have the upper hand if you are not well-versed in the law. As a result, it may be wise to work with an experienced train accident lawyer in the Long Island City area.

These are some of the leading causes of train accidents:

  • Defective or poorly maintained tracks
  • Train derailments
  • Mechanical failure
  • Train operator error
  • Excessive speed
  • Falls onto tracks

Negligence is a leading cause of train accidents, particularly human error. Operators may depart from stations too quickly, injuring passengers boarding or disembarking the train. Or, they may speed and increase the chances of a collision or derailment.

Train accidents can be caused by failing equipment as well. Sadly, a lot of technology that train companies use is outdated or poorly maintained by the transit company. This may increase the chances of a mechanical failure. Track maintenance is also essential in preventing accidents. Old and defective tracks may increase the chances of a train derailing or crashing.

Conducting an Investigation in a Long Island City Train Accident

In a train accident case, there are many potential liable parties. Many people believe that an accident, in the truest sense of the word, is an incident that could not have been avoided. However, the opposite is usually true.

At Shulman & Hill, we can conduct an investigation to determine any liable parties for you. Our expert Long Island City train accident attorneys are very familiar with these laws and are well aware of what steps to take in the investigation process. We can gather supporting evidence and help you file a personal injury lawsuit too. This can allow you to focus on what is most important: recovering from your injuries. We can investigate the transit company, including their maintenance and condition of the tracks, the condition of the train itself prior to the accident, as well as the actions made by the train operator and relevant staff.

The cause of a train accident may not be immediately apparent, which is why it may be wise to seek help from a personal injury law firm like Shulman & Hill. Our train accident attorneys have access to the resources and experts necessary to conduct a thorough investigation.

Types of Injuries From a Train Accident

In 2019, the annual railroad accident death toll reached 907: an increase of 11% from 2018. Nonfatal injuries had decreased slightly during that year by about 5%.

Many injuries can occur depending on the nature of the train accident. Examples may include (but are not limited to) the following:

  • Whiplash
  • Broken bones
  • Amputated limbs
  • Cuts and lacerations
  • General blunt trauma injuries
  • Head trauma and traumatic brain injuries
  • Spinal cord injuries

Pursuing Compensation After a Train Accident in Long Island City

There are many different aspects to each train accident case that our train accident lawyers may need to consider before helping you pursue compensation. We must first determine who may have been liable in an accident before we can determine if you are entitled to compensation. Once these parties are identified, we will help gather evidence that shows the extent of your injuries and losses and why you may be entitled to compensation.

In worst-case scenarios, a train accident may result in a victim’s death. In these instances, one of our Long Island City attorneys may be able to seek compensation on behalf of the loved one’s family. A wrongful death lawsuit may result in compensation for funeral and burial expenses, as well money for the lost wages they may have earned throughout the course of their career had they lived.

If you were injured in an accident while working for the train company, you are likely eligible for workers’ compensation benefits. Our workers’ compensation lawyers can help you file a claim.

Why Choose Shulman & Hill?

At Shulman & Hill, our attorneys have a tremendous track record of securing millions of dollars in compensation for our injured clients. If you or a loved one were injured in a train accident, our Long Island City lawyers can be immensely helpful in your pursuit of fair compensation, helping you navigate each step of the litigation process.

You can schedule a free legal consultation online or give us a call at 516.613.3196 to see if you may be eligible for compensation.

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