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Manhattan Train Accident Lawyer

Between the subway, Metro-North Railroad, LIRR, NJ Transit, and Amtrak, trains play a major role in the lives of those who visit, reside, or work in Manhattan. Unfortunately, trains can be hazardous if safety measures are not taken. If you or a loved one has been injured in a train accident, you may be entitled to compensation for losses like medical bills and lost wages.

Review your case with a lawyer in Manhattan to discuss your legal options. A train accident lawyer at Shulman & Hill is prepared to help you recover the full amount of compensation to which you may be entitled.

Manhattan Train Accidents: Essential Information

Manhattan train accidents can occur for a number of reasons. They include–but are not necessarily limited to–the following:

  • Train operator error
  • Train operator intoxication
  • Debris on the tracks
  • Vehicle defects that a train’s designers or manufacturers may have overlooked
  • Poorly-maintained tracks
  • Failure to inspect and repair trains
  • Excessive speed
  • Dangerous conditions on the train itself that can cause slip and falls and similar accidents
  • Failure to warn individuals or vehicles on or near tracks
  • Trains leaving the platform before passengers have had sufficient time to fully board or exit a train

In 1991, an intoxicated New York City subway train operator caused a derailment that claimed five lives and left hundreds of others injured. Debris on the tracks also remains a relatively common factor in Manhattan train accidents, particularly derailments and track fires.

The Consequences of a Manhattan Train Accident

Regardless of the specific cause, if you are ever involved in a Manhattan train accident, you may sustain injuries that require costly medical treatment. Accidents involving large vehicles such as trains can have devastating consequences, causing injuries that require long-term care.

Your injuries may limit your mobility to such a degree that you are unable to return to work, temporarily or permanently. Lost wages can exacerbate your financial stress. If you cannot earn an income, paying your medical bills will likely be challenging.

Depending on the circumstances of your accident, you may be able to seek compensation. Doing so typically involves filing a lawsuit against the negligent party.

You will have a much better chance of securing compensation if you enlist the help of one of our qualified personal injury lawyers in Manhattan.

How Our Train Accident Law Firm in the Manhattan Area Can Help

Seeking compensation for losses resulting from a Manhattan train accident is not as simple as filling a claim and immediately collecting the compensation you are potentially entitled to. The process can be very complex and time-consuming if you do not have legal representation.

A Manhattan train accident lawyer can help you pursue a fair settlement. Shulman & Hill is prepared to assist you in the following key ways:

Investigating the Train Accident

Investigating your accident may be necessary, particularly if it is not immediately clear who the negligent party is. Perhaps you were injured in a Manhattan train accident because your train derailed, which could have been the result of a poorly trained operator’s error. The derailment may also have resulted from a defect within the train itself. In this case, the parties responsible for providing compensation may be the train’s designers and/or manufacturers.

Our Manhattan train accident attorneys have the resources and expertise necessary to conduct a thorough investigation and identify the potentially negligent parties involved.

Filing a Lawsuit

If you were injured in a train accident that was caused by another party’s negligence, you may be able to file a lawsuit. A lawsuit can result in compensation for your medical bills, lost wages if your injury prevented you from working, pain and suffering, and more.

This is another reason to seek representation from a Manhattan personal injury lawyer after being injured in a train accident. Our legal experts can carefully review your losses, collect the necessary evidence and documentation, and account for all relevant factors when pursuing a fair settlement on your behalf.

Handling Key Administrative Tasks

In the aftermath of a train accident in Manhattan, you should focus on your recovery. You do not want to put yourself under additional pressure by handling the various administrative tasks involved in the litigation process yourself.

We can handle these tasks for you. We will prepare and file all necessary paperwork; gather, organize, and present evidence of your losses; and handle all correspondence with the insurance companies while you concentrate on your health.

Negotiating

Insurance companies, like most businesses, have a tendency to prioritize their bottom line over an injured victim’s long-term well-being. You do not have to settle for low claims that do not cover all of your losses. Our dedicated Manhattan train accident lawyers understand how to negotiate effectively with insurance companies and other attorneys to maximize your chances of receiving an acceptable settlement.

Why Choose Shulman & Hill?

At Shulman & Hill, we do not make empty or vague promises about our ability to help you. We have a proven track record of success that shows we are qualified to handle your train accident case.

We have recovered millions of dollars in compensation over the years thanks to our aggressive and personalized approach to every case. Our personal injury legal team takes every case seriously and with compassion, knowing how overwhelming the aftermath of an accident can be.

The Shulman & Hill team can help guide you through every step in the legal process and be your best source of legal advice. We can handle the paperwork while you regain your health and get back on your feet. To learn more about what we can do for you, call us at 212-221-1000 or schedule a free consultation today.

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