According to the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA), a train collision or derailment occurs approximately every 90 minutes in the United States causing 1,000 or more deaths each year. Train accidents cause deadly consequences and the laws surrounding train accident are very complex, so it is important to speak to a railroad accident lawyer familiar with the applicable laws. At Hach & Rose, LLP, our experienced lawyers will make sure you get the representation you and your loved ones deserve while focusing on recovery.
Under the Federal Employer’s Liability Act (FELA), railroad companies have the legal obligation to protect and keep workers safe. Railroad companies rely on outdated technology. They have come under increased scrutiny and very little effort has been made to update safety measures. When railroad companies fail to abide by FELA laws, innocent people can suffer tragic injuries or even death. At Hach & Rose, LLP we take necessary legal actions to hold those responsible for the accident accountable.
Most train accidents are caused by the negligence of the train company. In these circumstances, the victims and their loved ones are able to file a lawsuit but must abide by requirements to file a timely notice of claim and lawsuit. Any injured passenger, railroad employee, pedestrian can sue the person or entity responsible for the train accident. Whether a victim of a train accident has suffered a minor injury such as whiplash or lifelong injuries or even death, you and your loved ones are entitled to pursue compensation for the following:
- Medical bills
- Rehabilitation expenses
- Lost wages and lost overtime
- Loss of companionship
- Emotional trauma
- Funeral cost
- Punitive costs
- Pain and suffering past and future
- Aggravation of pre-existing conditions
Train accidents often have severe consequences for those involved, and you shouldn’t have to cover your expenses, or suffer damages without full financial compensation from the parties at fault for the accident. Millions of New York and New Jersey residents take the train daily. Whether you or a loved one was harmed in the recent tragic New Jersey train accident or another similar accident, contact a New York Train Accident Attorney from Hach & Rose, LLP, today at (212) 779-0057. With an impressive history of obtaining record settlements for train accident victims, we have the experience, skills, and resources necessary to getting our clients the compensation and support they need.