On Wednesday, January 4th during the morning rush hour, a Long Island Railroad (LIRR) train derailed at Brooklyn’s Atlantic Terminal. More than 100 people were injured and taken to nearby hospitals.
The LIRR is the nation’s busiest commuter railroad, with about 300,000-weekday passengers on lines that stretch from Long Island’s eastern tip to Manhattan. Atlantic Terminal is Brooklyn’s busiest transit hub, a nexus for nine subway lines in addition to the suburban trains. At the time of this accident, more than 600 people were on the train.
The train departed Far Rockaway at 7:18 a.m. and was due to arrive at the Atlantic Terminal at 8:11 a.m. The accident occurred at 8:20 a.m. The LIRR train derailed on Track 6, slamming into a bumper block at the transit hub as it pulled into the station. Officials are still investigating why the train failed to stop where it was supposed to.
Our thoughts and sympathies go out to all those injured in the Long Island Railroad train accident. We are hopeful that the numerous innocent individuals who were hurt in the accident receive the medical treatment they need so that they can begin to heal from their injuries.
Were You or a Loved One Injured in the Brooklyn Train Accident?
Train accidents can significantly impact the lives of those injured and their family members. If you or someone you love was injured in the LIRR train accident, you may be entitled to monetary compensation and should seek immediate legal assistance.
Cases that involve a municipality, like the Long Island Railroad, have special deadlines and prerequisites. This strict time frame (known as the statute of limitations) includes claims for all injuries. If you fail to file your claim within the specific time frame, a claim may be forfeited forever.
Getting the Legal Representation You Deserve After a Train Accident
Our Long Island train accident attorneys have the knowledge and experience to help you get the compensation that you deserve. Our success in expertly handling train accident claims for our clients is apparent in the results we have obtained.
We Can Help You
If you or a loved one was injured in the Long Island Railroad train accident, you need to make it a priority to consult with a NY Accident Attorney who specifically handles these types of accidents. The attorneys at Gersowitz Libo & Korek, P.C. have the experience, knowledge, and resources to help you and your loved ones obtain the full compensation that you deserve.
To schedule a complimentary consultation with one of our train accident attorneys, please call us toll-free at 1-800-529-9997.