October 4, 2015 • Train Accidents
According to FRA (Federal Railroad Administration) data, a person or a vehicle is hit by a train every three hours. February 2015 witnessed a Metro-North train collide with an SUV near Valhalla, New York. The accident killed six and injured many.
The Metro-North services witnessed six deaths and more than 120 injuries in railroad accidents in 2013-2014. MTA (Metropolitan Transit Authority) has reported 248 deaths between 2011 and 2014 on the city subway lines. More than 50 Collision with Individual (CWI) deaths were reported last year in the metro subway. Around 6 million ride on the subways in NYC daily.
Train Accidents are Monstrous
Train accidents can be devastating. Trains are huge and carry heavy weight. The weight and the speed can have a telling effect when involved in a collision. The entire brute force is transferred to other stationary/moving objects and/or lives.
This can lead to grievous injuries, deaths and huge loss of public & private property. The magnitude of a train accident can be difficult to explain and it takes the investigating agencies more time to scale the enormity of such mishaps. The National Transportation Safety Board conducts thorough research after every railroad accident and the findings are disturbing and shocking as human negligence plays a major role in most of the accidents.
Railroad mishaps can involve collisions at crossings, freight & cargo train accidents, derailments, injuries or deaths in railroad/subway stations due to negligence on part of authorities/trains operators.
Passenger and Freight Trains
New York train transportation can include:
Railroad or subway accidents cripple people’s lives by causing:
The safety agencies report that:
Railroad accidents change the lives of the victims and their families. The deformities, injuries, and sometimes death deal a heavy blow to the dependent families. Patients who survive such catastrophic accidents are at the mercy of medication and support through the entire life. The road to recovery is very difficult with mounting medical bills and the loss of wages.
You need an experienced & tenacious attorney to handle huge organizations and corporations that may not relent to your appeals and claims if you were to fight alone. Furthermore, you need to file notice of claim within stipulated time period when government agencies are involved in accidents.
Call Us Now
Contact our New York train accident attorneys at Rosenberg, Minc, Falkoff, & Wolff (RMFW) who have law offices located in Astoria, Queens, New York City and two locations in Brooklyn. Call 212 697 9280 now for free and confidential consultation.
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