Summer Series: New York Train Accidents

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With increased delays at the airports and heightened security, more and more people are opting to travel by train and streamline the process of getting to their destination on time. Increased train traffic equals an increased probability of accidents. According to statistics, every 90 minutes in the United States a vehicle and a train collide. A case in point occurred on Nov. 10, 2004 when a car trying to beat a train near Graniteville, SC was struck and five people were killed. Trains have the potential for head-on collisions with other trains, vehicles or people. Railway fires and derailments are a common risk for train travelers as well. Even barges in some instances, have been known to collide with trains. Fox News reported that on September 22, 1993 a barge collided with an Amtrak train on a railroad bridge near Mobile, Alabama-killing forty-seven people. A head-on collision with a barge is not something that you could ever predict when you’re preparing for your trip. Our experienced team of New York train accident lawyers know that and we’re here to help. We understand that regardless of your best efforts to protect your child, there are times when preparation is not enough. Accidents catch you off guard and leave you in a state of chaos.

Let us put your fears to rest with a free initial consultation from one of our New York train accident lawyers and child subway accident lawyers today. Call us at 212-725-8500 now!

Find out what you are entitled to? Who is responsible for your child’s accident? What can you expect from the legal process? What relief is available today? We’ll help you during this difficult time and guide you every step of the way.

The Federal Railroad Administration reported 67 train accidents in 2007, in New York alone! Across the country, hundreds of train accidents were recorded in a short 12-month time span. If you are an urban dweller, you know that high-speed rail trains aren’t your only concern. Subway cars have had recent issues with doors closing on passengers and continuing to travel. A tragic example was reported by the New York Times in 2006 when a man was caught in a New Jersey Transit train door and killed after being dragged along the platform at Bradley Beach. If you send your child off to school on the subways alone, you have reason to worry. The Federal Railroad Administration does not require commuter railroads to report incidents of doors opening while trains are in motion. What’s worse, the industry group that records these statistics does not require it as well!


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