Accomplished NYC Attorneys Manage Railroad Accident Litigation
Highly personal and responsive legal representation for injured riders
If you commute in the greater New York metropolitan area, you know just how dependent we are on our many rail systems. The New York City Subway system alone carries 5.7 million passengers on the average weekday and more than 1.7 billion riders a year. While the vast majority of riders complete their trips without incident, thousands are injured every year due to negligence. If you are hurt in a railroad accident, you deserve dedicated and efficient legal representation. At The Tacopina Injury Firm, our accomplished attorneys fight for your right to full, fair compensation, and we get results.
Common causes of railroad accidents in the greater New York area
Numerous railroads serve New York City, making it one of the largest transportation hubs in the world. Passenger rails include:
- Long Island Rail Road (LIRR)
- Metro-North Railroad
- New Jersey Transit Rail
- AirTrain JFK
- New York City Subway
- Port Authority Trans-Hudson (PATH)
- Staten Island Railway
Additionally, there are several commercial transport railways that serve the greater New York area.
With all this rail traffic, there is considerable opportunity for injuries to occur due to train collisions, derailments, or sudden starts or stops. Common causes for railway accidents include:
- Debris or objects on tracks
- Equipment or signal failure
- Operator error
- Operator intoxication
- Running red signals
Our legal team draws on more than 80 years of combined practice to ensure a thorough investigation of the circumstances of your accident. We consult qualified engineers and accident reconstruction experts to help us determine causation so we can hold responsible parties accountable for your losses.
Resources to challenge large public entities and private corporations
Regardless of whether a railroad is run publicly or privately, it is a large, powerful corporate entity. All railroads are heavily insured, and their insurance companies are committed to paying as little as possible for accident claims. For this reason, even if your injuries are obvious and fault is not in dispute, you still need capable legal representation to maximize the amount of compensation you receive.
Contact our knowledgeable attorneys for your train accident litigation
Don’t let railway officials treat you like an unfortunate statistic or an acceptable loss. Let The Tacopina Injury Firm fight for full and fair compensation for your injuries. To schedule a free consultation and case evaluation, call us today at 347-246-5102 or contact our Manhattan office online.