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New York Lawyers Helping Train Accident Victims

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…

Railroad Worker Accidents

Traveling by train is one of the most common and efficient forms of commuting in and around the New York City area. Between the numerous subway lines, the Long Island Rail Road, the New Jersey Transit, the Metro-North Railroad, and Amtrak, there are hundreds of railroad workers who help to make these rail lines run…

New York Platform Gaps Attorneys

Railroad companies should take whatever reasonably available safety precautions they can to reduce the possibility of a worker falling into a gap on a train platform. These gaps, which can be particularly wide at poorly designed stations or in stations where platforms haven’t been modified as train size and shape has changed, may be extremely…

Non-operational Tracks

If a length of railroad tracks is considered non-operational, any trains moving through that area should be promptly stopped and re-routed until repairs can be completed. Failing to do so can seriously endanger anyone on the train, including railroad workers, as these damaged tracks may cause train cars to derail. Accidents caused by non-operational tracks…

New York Derailment Attorneys

Railroad companies and track owners are responsible for taking whatever safety precautions are necessary to prevent train derailment accidents. These incidents can be highly destructive and even deadly, potentially harming railroad workers as well as train passengers and others nearby. However, workers injured as a result of their companies’ carelessness or lack of proper safety…

Decision Johnson vs Amtrak Respective Counsel

Negligence / Federal Employer’s Liability Act / Standard of Care / Federal Railroad Safety Act / Federal Preclusion / Causal Link / Proof of Lost Wages Summary judgment is not appropriate in an action by a railroad engineer alleging injury from an improperly lubricated switch since Plaintiff has satisfied the requirement for standard of care…

FRA Emergency Regulation Amtrak

http://www.fra.dot.gov/eLib/Details/L16389 The FRA has implemented Positive  Train Control through an Emergency Order this month requiring Amtrak to install the federally required computer braking system in the area of the Philadelphia derailment. Please follow our blog for further post-accident  developments. AccidentAmtrakCommutersderailmentExcessive Train speedFederal Rail Safety ActFELAFELA ClaimFELA LAWYERHach & RoseIndependent Railroad supervisors AssociationInjuriesIRSALawyerMark SokoloffMetro-NorthMTANew York FELA AttorneyNorth East…