Brooklyn, NY Train Accident Lawyer

Experienced Train Accident Attorneys Assisting those injured in Brooklyn, NY

Just like any other type of collision, train accidents can result in injuries and fatalities. They can be caused by train crew carelessness, maintenance of way neglect, or the failure to install appropriate warning devices at crossings. If you’ve been involved in a train accident in Brooklyn, NY, you should seek the help of an expert lawyer from Pottroff & Karlin, LLC.

Causes of Train Accidents in Brooklyn

A train accident can occur for any number of reasons such as:

      Technical Malfunction: A mechanical failure on the train or the crossing warning system can cause a collision;

      Improper Inspection and Maintenance: Lack of proper inspections and maintenance of the train, crossing, railroad tracks, or the railroad right of way can lead to a collision;

      Inadequate Warning Devices: A railroad’s failure to install necessary warning devices at a crossing, such as the failure to install lights and gates, can contribute to cause a collision;

      Poor Training of Train Crew Members: A railroad’s failure to make sure that it’s employees are sufficiently trained and supervised can lead to train accidents.

Having stated some causes of train accidents, it is clear that most of the accidents are the result of negligence and can be prevented. Trains are very heavy, and therefore most train accidents involving catastrophic injuries or fatalities. Due to the momentum and forces or a train, even a relatively low-speed train accident can result in serious injuries or death.

Why You Need the Help of a Brooklyn Train Accident Lawyer

A train accident in Brooklyn, NY can have a serious impact on a victim’s life. Not only do train crashes affect one’s physical status, but they also have a psychological and financial impact on the injured persons and their families. Fortunately, victims and their families can pursue justice and compensation for the losses they have suffered.

If you or someone you love has sustained injuries in a train accident, it’s best to consult a lawyer. A committed train accident attorney will help you link every piece of the evidence and decipher who’s truly responsible for the accident.

Contact Pottroff & Karlin, LLC for Legal Help

No individual should have to suffer alone after sustaining injuries in a train accident. Contact us at Pottroff & Karlin, LLC by phone at 785-539-4656 for detailed information on how the attorney can help you. We will walk you through every step of the case.

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Scott McCluenHarriman, Tennessee

Nathan Karlin has my strongest endorsement in the field of railroad crossing cases and personal injury law. I had the pleasure of working with Nathan in a complex railroad personal injury case. I was impressed by Nathan’s knowledge, his work ethic, and his dedication to the client. I look forward to working with Nathan on future injury matters. I am also aware firsthand that he has obtained excellent trial and settlement results in numerous cases involving members of the public harmed by railroad companies.

Joseph M. MillerMandeville, Louisiana

Nathan is a warrior fighting the railroads. As a fellow personal injury lawyer, I have constantly been impressed with his depth of knowledge and his capabilities from case to case. I’d take him into battle with me any day against the biggest railroads and insurance companies on the planet.

Jon C. ClarkAustin, Texas

Bob Pottroff has fought for the victims of the railroads’ callous disregard for safety more than any other attorney that I know. I should know because I am currently Chair-elect of the Railroad Section of ATLA.

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