According to the Federal Railroad Administration’s Office of Safety Analysis, more than 1,000 train-related accidents and incidents were reported in the state of New York in 2009. One third of those involved passenger trains. 29 of the accidents resulted in fatalities. The causes of the accidents included human factors, as well as equipment, track, and signal defects.
Some accidents don’t involve major incidents such as derailments or crashes. If you were injured in any type of train accident (for example while getting on or off a train), and your injuries were caused by someone else’s negligence or by the use of a defective product, you may be able to recover compensation for your medical bills, your pain and suffering, any property loss associated with the accident, wages lost as a result of the accident, and more.
Although your injuries and your recovery may be consuming all your time and energy, you have a limited window of time in which you must assert your claims. Failure to meet key deadlines may end your chances of ever receiving any compensation. Given that, it’s important that you discuss your situation with an experienced New York personal injury attorney as soon as possible.
The personal injury attorneys at Ronai & Ronai, LLP, offer more than a decade of experience representing accident victims. We understand the challenges that you’re facing, and your need for prompt and complete financial recovery. With the help of our dedicated support staff, we are ready to gather all the necessary evidence and present the strongest case possible on your behalf, whether in negotiations with insurance adjustors or, if necessary, in court.
In the most tragic circumstances, when people lose their lives in a train accident, our attorneys can help surviving family members pursue a wrongful death claim.
To discuss the specifics of your case with a knowledgeable and caring attorney, please contact us today. We offer a free consultation: simply call us at 1-800-664-7111, or fill out and submit our online “Contact Us” form.