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New York Train Accident Lawyers

New York Train Accident Lawyers

With approximately 470 train stations, more than 650 main line track miles for passenger service, and millions of riders every year, the New York train system is one of the most intricate and highly used systems in the country. New Yorkers and those who visit the state have the option of taking the subway or MTA as a major part of their daily commute. However, as affordable and convenient as the train system may be, riders are also subject to serious accidents. Unfortunately, train accidents happen all too often in New York.

If you or a loved one has been the victim of a train accident, you may justifiably be injured, traumatized, confused and overwhelmed. You may not know who or where to turn to for help in helping you obtain compensation for your injuries. It is important to know that you are not alone. The NYC train accident attorneys at Gersowitz Libo & Korek, P.C. understand the devastating emotional and financial toll a train accident takes on victims and their loved ones. We are ready to fight for your rights and make sure you are fairly compensated by those who have caused your injuries.

Responsible Parties in Train Accidents

When you are injured in a train accident, it is important to learn about your options to hold all of the parties who caused your injuries accountable for their negligent actions. Determining the parties who may be responsible for your accident is a difficult and complicated task, especially when multiple parties are responsible for the accident.

As such, it is important for New York train accident victims to hire an attorney who has the experience, knowledge and the financial resources to closely investigate the facts of the accident and navigate the laws regarding the case.

Common Causes of Train Accidents in New York

In New York City, you have various options for traveling by rail, including Metro-North, Long Island Railroad, Amtrak, New York City Subway, PATH Train, and Port Authority Train. If you are injured in an accident in any of these train or subways systems, you may be entitled to compensation.

Train accidents can occur for many different reasons, including:

  • Defective manufacturing
  • Negligent maintenance of the train and rails
  • Unsafe premises in train or subway station
  • Reckless or carelessness by the train’s engineer or conductor
  • Collisions with other trains or subways

Regardless of what the cause of your train accident was, it is important that you immediately hire an attorney who specifically handles these types of cases to help you get the fair compensation that you deserve. The legal team at Gersowitz Libo & Korek, P.C. urges victims to learn about their rights and take legal action right away to avoid missing the time limit (statute of limitations) governing the amount of time they have to seek compensation.

Compensation in New York Train Accidents

As a train accident victim, you may be entitled to different types of compensation depending on the specific facts of your case. Common types of compensation available to NYC train accident victims include:

  • Medical bills, both past, and future
  • Loss of wages
  • Decreased earning potential
  • Cost of maintaining your household during recovery
  • Decreased enjoyment of life
  • Loss of consortium
  • Pain and suffering
  • Other expenses that you may have incurred during as a result of the accident

Our legal team is ready to fight for your rights and ensure that you obtain the full extent of the compensation that you deserve. We have the experience necessary to help our injured train accident clients get the damages they are entitled to for the injuries they have sustained.

Common Injuries Suffered By Train Accident Victims

Train accidents may not occur as often as automobile accidents. However, when they do happen, they typically involve serious injuries for the victims. Some common injuries suffered by train accident victims include:

  • Head injuries
  • Broken or fractured bones
  • Amputations of limbs
  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Neck and back injuries
  • Scars or permanent disfigurement

These types of injuries can result in significant medical bills. To ensure that you are able to obtain the financial compensation that you need to seek the medical attention that you deserve, it is important that you hire an aggressive NYC train accident attorney to hold the rights parties accountable for your injuries.

Our New York Train Accident Settlements

There are many intricacies involved in successfully pursuing a case against the MTA, City, State or private train companies. As such, it is important that you seek out the trusted experience of a New York train accident attorney.

Our success in expertly handling train accident claims for our clients is apparent in the results we have obtained. One example of our train accident resolutions involves a settlement during trial in the amount of $975,000 on behalf of a 55-year-old man who was hit by a train as he attempted to disembark. The plaintiff suffered a below the knee amputation of his leg as a result of the accident.

NYC Train Accident Attorneys

Best Lawyers: Edward Gersowitz, Jeff Korek and Michael Fruhling - PartnersJustice means getting fair compensation. Without the help of a train accident lawyer in New York to expertly handle your claim, you may not get the full compensation for your injuries.  The New York train system is one of the most intricate systems throughout the country. While this may be impressive, it also means that it involves more accidents than anywhere else in the country.

When you get injured in such an accident and suffer serious injuries, you need the assistance of an experienced NYC train accident lawyer who can provide the experience, strategy, and commitment that yield results.

Call Us Today

If you or a loved one has been injured in a train accident, you may be entitled to compensation. For more information or to schedule a free consultation with an attorney at Gersowitz Libo & Korek, P.C., please call (212) 385-4410.

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