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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