New York Train Accident Lawyer

Train Accident Attorney Assisting Plaintiffs in New York

Subway and train operators have a legal obligation to ensure passengers to get to their destinations in a safe manner. If they are negligent in the operation of the train or the maintenance of their tracks and you are injured, you may claim compensation. Working with a lawyer who understands the complexities of transportation law may help you get the full compensation you deserve. A good train accident attorney understands how to develop a strong case. If your loved one was injured or killed, they will help you pursue justice.

Train Crash Injuries

Some of the most common injuries that you may experience during a train accident or derailment in New York include the following;

1.     Fractures and crushed bones

2.     Lacerations and abrasions

3.     Loss of limbs

4.     Open head wounds

5.     Traumatic brain injuries

6.     Burns and scarring

Regardless of the type of train you board, the injuries of a train accident can be devastating.

Steps to Take if You Are Injured in a New York 

If you or your loved one has been injured in a train accident, you should contact a train accident attorney. If you contact us, one of our experienced attorneys will evaluate your case and help you pursue the compensation you deserve.

Trains can weigh in excess of 400,000 pounds. Because of their weight and size, train accidents can cause serious or fatal injuries. Another factor that determines the extent of injuries is the speed of the train.

The severity of the injury depends on the type of collision. Crossing crashes are some of the worst types of train accidents. They are likely to cause serious injury or death.

Derailments are extremely dangerous as well. If a train derails at high speed, it may cause death or extreme damage to property.

Some injuries that are frequently suffered in a train accident are traumatic brain injuries, amputations, spinal cord damage, and broken bones.

If you are involved in a train accident, seek the help of a doctor as soon as you can. Every type of injury requires medical attention.

At Pottroff & Karlin LLC, we can help prosecute your case and get the compensation you deserve. Our law firm is entirely focused on public safety. We are the only law firm in the country that commits more than 90% of caseload to train crashes and railroad-related accidents. If you have been involved in a train accident in New York, contact us today for a free consultation.

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Train crash cases are unique and complex with many different potential pitfalls, such as federal preemption. Anytime I get hired or even get a call from a train crash victim, my very first call is to Nathan’s firm. Nathan’s knowledge and experience in handling and trying cases against these litigation savvy railroad companies gives me the confidence to know that the clients and cases I refer to him are getting the best of the best.

James PerrinLubbock, Texas

I have had the opportunity to work as co-counsel with Nathan on several railroad crossing accidents cases. In each case, Nathan always possessed an incredible knowledge of the law and the facts, possessed a great talent for aggressive - strategic legal planning and trial tactics while, at the same time, displaying great skill as an effective negotiator. I would recommend him to anyone without hesitation.

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.

Robert SchuetzeBoulder, Colorado

Mr. Pottroff has shaken the rail industry to its very roots. Settlements are now more common as a result of the way he has exposed the industry’s wrongdoing.

Mike EasleyArkansas

Bob Pottroff’s work in railroad safety law is unmatched and he has been the source of great advice and phenomenal creativity.

Roger BrownJefferson City, Missouri

In addition to his substantive contributions to railroad grade crossing safety, I have personally observed his untiring efforts and contributions to improving the integrity of the legal system.

Elizabeth HardyLake Charles, Louisiana