Brooklyn Train Accident Lawyer

Trains play a crucial role for those living in or around major cities. If you reside or work in Brooklyn, there is a good chance you rely on trains to help you get from point A to point B on a regular basis.

This means there is also a chance you may one day be injured in a Brooklyn train accident. While this will hopefully never occur, you may be entitled to compensation for your losses if it does. Review your case with a Brooklyn train accident attorney at Shulman & Hill to learn more about your options.

Common Types of Brooklyn Train Accidents

Brooklyn train accidents may come in several forms. They include (but are not limited to) the following:

  • Derailments,
  • Trains striking individuals,
  • Collisions with vehicles,
  • Accidents related to improper train crossing design or maintenance,
  • Accidents resulting from poor track maintenance,
  • Falls from platforms,
  • Accidents while onboarding or riding in a train, such as slip and falls.

Brooklyn train accidents are not limited to subway accidents: parts of the LIRR (Long Island Railroad) run through Brooklyn. Thus, commuter train accidents may also occur.

The consequences of such accidents can be devastating. Consider the 2017 LIRR derailment. When an LIRR train derailed in Brooklyn, 103 people were injured.

The Aftermath of a Brooklyn Train Accident

The types of injuries you sustain in a Brooklyn train accident can vary substantially depending on the severity of the accident itself. These injuries may have a negative impact on your mobility, which could prevent you from returning to work, at least temporarily. You may not be able to earn a paycheck during this time, making your financial burden even greater than it already is.

You may be entitled to compensation for such losses if your accident was the result of another party’s negligence. Meet with a personal injury lawyer in Brooklyn to learn more. Our experts will review your case and determine how to proceed, providing other valuable legal advice along the way.

Seeking Compensation: How a Train Accident Law Firm in Brooklyn Helps

You can seek compensation by filing a claim against the negligent party’s insurance rather than absorb the cost of your losses after a train accident in Brooklyn.

However, this process may be more complex than you anticipate. It is important to maximize your chances of reaching a fair settlement or being awarded damages in court by enlisting the help of a personal injury law firm in Brooklyn. At Shulman & Hill, we can help in the following key ways:

Identifying negligent parties

It is not always immediately apparent whose negligence caused a Brooklyn train accident. Perhaps you were injured when a train derailed.

There are several possibilities regarding who the responsibility for compensating the victims of these circumstances. Perhaps, the derailment was the result of an error on part of the train’s operator. In that case, the train company (for instance, the MTA) would be responsible for providing compensation via their insurance.

On the other hand, it is possible the accident happened due to an inherent defect in the train itself. This defect may have existed because the train’s designers or manufacturers overlooked it. If so, this may make them the liable parties.

Determining who is responsible for compensating you after a Brooklyn train accident will likely require conducting a thorough investigation. At Shulman & Hill, our Brooklyn train accident lawyers have access to the resources needed to conduct such an investigation.

Filing a claim

The process of filing a claim against a negligent party’s insurance starts with sending a demand letter. You will likely need to describe the circumstances of the accident, offer proof you were injured in the accident, offer evidence demonstrating the accident was the result of negligence, as well as documentation indicating that you are entitled to the amount of compensation you are asking for.

It is important to document the accident once it occurs. If you are able to take videos or pictures and speak to witnesses, it may be beneficial to your case. Drafting such a letter can be challenging if you do not have experience with the claims process. To ensure your letter is ironclad, hire a personal injury lawyer to asist and guide you in the right direction.

Negotiating

If this is your first time seeking compensation, you will learn that insurers may not necessarily be on the side of the claimant and may attempt to limit the amount of compensation they must provide.

Unfortunately, adjusters may be encouraged to find reasons to offer less compensation than claimants deserve. Keep an eye out for wording, such as stating you feel well if an adjuster asked about your wellbeing after an accident. They may later claim your pain is not significant enough to justify the amount of compensation that you are seeking.

Our Brooklyn train accident attorneys are familiar with tactics of this nature. We know how to effectively negotiate for a fair settlement. In the instance that we find it is impossible to reach an appropriate settlement, we will pursue damages at trial and represent you.

After being injured in a Brooklyn train accident, you should focus on your physical and mental recovery. We will handle the accident claim on your behalf, assisting you every step of the way.

Why Choose Shulman & Hill?

Since our journey of representing injured New Yorkers has begun, we at Shulman & Hill have recovered hundreds of millions of dollars in compensation. Unlike some personal injury law firms in Brooklyn, we do not make empty promises. We can prove we have the qualifications to deliver results by referencing our past successes. Learning about specific ways we have helped clients like yourself will give you the confidence that comes from knowing that you have found the right law firm for your case. Call us today at 212-221-1000 or schedule your free case evaluation online. Our team at Shulman & Hill will gladly offer the support you may need.

 

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