Train accidents are devastating events that can result in severe injuries to passengers, crew members, and those standing nearby. Given the size and speed of trains, those involved are at a high risk of fatal injuries. If you or someone you love has been injured in a train accident, a New York City train accident lawyer can help you get the compensation you need and deserve.
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Train accidents often happen in public places, such as train stations and railroad crossings. While these accidents may occur due to negligence on the part of a person, train company, or government agency, they can also be caused by equipment malfunction or defective design. As a result, train accidents can involve many different parties that are responsible for your injury, including the train company or governmental agency, as well as manufacturers of railway equipment and safety devices.
As common carriers, train companies and transit agencies have a heightened duty to keep their platforms, trains, tracks, and other infrastructure in safe condition to prevent accidents. Unfortunately, these entities often fail in their duty to ensure the safety of their passengers. As a result, passengers are harmed in train accidents that may be caused by faulty safety equipment, defectively designed track, or poorly maintained train cars.
In addition, train accidents can be very complex and require an experienced legal team to analyze the evidence and determine which party or parties may be liable for your injuries. The attorneys at the Law Offices of Jay S. Knispel, LLC have a wealth of experience in these cases, and we can provide the aggressive representation you need to pursue maximum compensation for your losses.
An experienced lawyer can handle all aspects of your claim, from investigating the accident to filing your lawsuit. In addition, your attorney can help you document all of your damages, and can fight to make sure that you receive the full amount that you are owed. In some cases, railway businesses and governmental agencies will try to reduce the amount that they pay by arguing that your injuries were not related to the accident, that the treatment you received was unnecessary or even faked, and by other means. A train accident lawyer in Queens can defend you against these claims and protect your rights.
When evaluating potential train accident lawyers, be sure to review testimonies from their former clients. While these reviews should be taken with a grain of salt, they can give you an idea of how your case would be handled if you hired that lawyer.
If you or a loved one has been injured in a train accident, contact the Law Offices of Jay S. Knispel, today for a free consultation. You will not owe any fees until your case is won. We have offices in Astoria and Syosset, and we represent train accident victims throughout the New York Metro Area and Long Island.