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New York Train Accident Lawyer

Many New Yorkers rely on trains to help them go about their daily lives. Unfortunately, commuting by train can lead to accidents. The consequences of these accidents are often severe. Trains are large vehicles, and they are frequently traveling at high rates of speed. As a result, it is not uncommon for train accidents to leave victims with serious injuries.

If you were involved in a train accident due to the negligence of another party, you may be entitled to compensation. Our New York train accident attorneys at Shulman & Hill can help you build a case and pursue compensation.

Types of New York Train Accidents

New York train accidents can come in many forms. The following are some of the most common:

  • Derailments
  • Collisions with other vehicles
  • Accidents resulting from improperly maintained tracks
  • Accidents resulting from poorly-designed or maintained railroad intersections
  • Falls from train platforms

Regardless of the specific nature of your New York train accident, the injuries that may come as a result could have a significant impact on your life.

New York Train Accident Injuries: Potential Consequences

The struggles you may face in the aftermath of a New York train accident are numerous. Most injuries sustained in a train accident will likely require costly medical treatment. Additionally, they may prevent you from performing work-related tasks. Whether temporarily or indefinitely, missing work can add to your financial troubles.

Particularly severe accidents can alter your quality of life permanently. For example, a spinal cord injury could leave you paralyzed and a head injury could result in cognitive difficulties.

You may be entitled to compensation for losses you suffered in a New York train accident. You may be more likely to collect compensation for your losses if you work with a personal injury law firm in New York.

Pursuing Compensation After a New York Train Accident

New York train accidents are relatively common. If you are involved in such an accident, a train accident law firm in New York can help you seek compensation. This typically involves filing a claim or lawsuit against a negligent party’s insurer. Unfortunately, this can be a difficult process to navigate if you lack the necessary expertise.

First of all, you can only pursue compensation from those who are liable for providing it. In many cases, this is not immediately evident because New York train accidents are not always a train operator’s fault. They can also be the result of negligence on the part of a train’s designer or manufacturer, those responsible for maintaining the tracks, and various other parties.

It may be necessary to conduct a thorough investigation to determine the negligent parties who may have caused an accident. A New York train accident lawyer at Shulman & Hill will have the proper experience and resources necessary to conduct an investigation.

What You Need to Know About Insurance Companies and New York Train Accidents

Even if you can identify the party that caused your accident, filing a lawsuit against their insurer does not guarantee fair compensation. It is important to understand how insurance companies typically handle these claims. Some insurance companies prioritize their own financial interests above all else. As a result, not all insurance companies are incentivized to compensate injured parties appropriately.

The following are some tactics an insurer may employ in an attempt to avoid paying you what you may be entitled to:

  • Looking for ways to argue that your own negligence caused the accident
  • Failing to properly explain exactly which types of losses you can seek compensation for
  • Failing to pay you in a timely manner

Sadly, some insurance companies may even use your own statements against you. For example, an adjuster may call you one day and subtly ask how you are doing. If you mention you are feeling well, they might use this statement to justify offering less compensation than you are seeking. They may argue that because you expressed you were doing well at that moment, your pain must not have been that severe.

This highlights another reason it can be helpful to hire a New York train accident attorney when you begin pursuing compensation. Along with conducting an investigation to identify the negligent party, our attorneys can help in the following key ways:

  • Collecting evidence to prove the negligent party caused your accident
  • Reviewing and accounting for all relevant losses to help you obtain a fair settlement offer
  • Using evidence to illustrate why the amount of compensation you are asking for is fair
  • Handling correspondence with the insurance company. This lets you focus on your recovery while also making it less likely that an adjuster can offer you a subpar settlement
  • Coordinating with experts to strengthen your case
  • Going to trial if a fair settlement offer cannot be reached

Why Shulman & Hill?

Shulman & Hill is a successful and reliable personal injury law firm in the state of New York because we truly understand the terrifying consequences of train accidents. We have seen victims suffer through pain and endure years of physical therapy and long-term care.

If you have been injured in an accident, our team of expert attorneys and legal professionals are here to help. No matter how big or how small, we can review your case and determine if it is worth pursuing. The best part? We will not charge you unless we receive a settlement from the parties involved or a verdict. Contact our team today for a free legal consultation.


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We have helped thousands of New Yorkers recover more than $400 million in compensation

We have helped thousands of New Yorkers recover more than $400 million in compensation

We have helped thousands of New Yorkers recover more than $400 million in compensation


Everyday working people often struggle to afford top-tier legal representation. To ensure equal access to justice, we work on a contingency-fee basis. You pay no attorneys’ fees unless we achieve a settlement or verdict in your case.

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