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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…

FELA Cases are Negligence-Based

Whether representing injury victims or their families in wrongful death cases, New York train accident lawyers must prove negligence on the part of the railroad company. Courts base FELA cases on comparative negligence laws, which means plaintiffs may recover damages even if the court assigns a fault percentage to the plaintiff. For example, if the…

Experienced FELA Representation for Union Members

Hach & Rose, LLP, has extensive experience fighting for union members and their families. We represent railroad workers employed by the Long Island Railroad (LIRR), Amtrak, Metro North, Chessie Seaboard Expanded (CSX), New Jersey Transit, Consolidated Rail Corporation (Conrail), and other railways. Our FELA attorneys are also designated counsel for the International Association of Machinists…