Train Accidents

Train Accident Attorney

Train wrecks are accidents which result in major damages and often occur as a result of dangerous circumstances like when a moving train strikes another train on the same track, or when a train wheel jumps off a track, resulting in a derailment. Because train wrecks usually cause widespread property damage as well as injury or death, if an operator negligently fails to deliver passengers unharmed, accidentally injures pedestrians, or injures passenger vehicle occupants, the employee and his or her company may be found negligent and liable for those injuries and damages.

Contact the Law Firm of Proner & Proner After a Train Accident

Given a large number of trains entering and leaving the major cities every day, accidents are inevitable. At Proner & Proner, lead attorney Mitchell Proner has experience with railroad accidents and understands the complex network of ownership that can make these cases challenging. If you were injured or lost a loved one in a train accident, you should find out about your legal options today. Call us now or fill out the online contact form for a free consultation to discuss your case with an experienced motor vehicle accident attorney. You may be able to recover compensation for their medical expenses, lost income and pain, and suffering.

Types of Car-Train Accidents

There are several types of car-train accidents. For example, a train may collide with a motor vehicle at a railroad crossing, either because the railroad crossing signal failed to warn of an approaching train (or failed to signal in a timely manner), or because the motorist failed to heed the railroad crossing signal. Alternatively, a car-train accident can occur when a train derails or collides with another train, falling onto the vehicle or into the vehicle’s path.

Causes of Train Accidents

Train passengers can suffer injuries or death in accidents involving:

  • Derailments caused by defective tracks or speeding trains
  • Slip and falls on wet surfaces
  • Electrical accidents
  • Cars detaching from trains
  • Assaults
  • Freight train accidents can injure or kill people because of:
  • Defective gates
  • Derailments
  • Brake failure because of poor maintenance or defective components
  • Improperly loaded cars
  • Hazardous cargo

Accidents that result from circumstances like these can result in a wide range of catastrophic injuries that include multiple broken bones, head and brain injuries, burns, internal injuries, amputations, spinal cord injuries, and death. If you were involved in a train accident, know that the railroad company will fight your claim. That is why it is critical to have an attorney like Mitchell Proner of Proner & Proner by your side as you seek justice through the legal process.

Call for a Free Consultation With Proner & Proner Accident Lawyers

If you were injured in a railroad accident of any kind, find out about your legal options. Call Proner & Proner for a free consultation to discuss your situation and to learn how the firm can help you.

Attorney Mitchell Proner serves clients throughout New York State and Connecticut, and he also handles cases throughout the United States.

 

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Last year we recovered over $15 million for our clients. With that money, our clients are able to pay their medical bills. They are getting their lives back on track after serious injuries and they are holding to account the people who wrongfully injured them.

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$1,100,000.00 - Female, 35: Motorcyclist hit by oncoming traffic


Our client was riding on the back of a motorcycle going south when the defendant heading north made a left hand turn in front of the client, causing the accident.
Injuries: Fractured left leg which required surgery

We understand motorcyclists because we ride

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$5,100,000.00 - Female, 43: Cyclist hit by truck


Our client was riding her bicycle when a truck was turning and came up onto the sidewalk. Our client went to back up and the truck struck her.
Injuries: Catastrophic injuries to entire right side of body below the waist resulting in amputation of the right leg and hind quarter; bladder rupture; multiple rib and spinal fractures.

$3,500,000.00 - Female, 33: Serious personal injury


Our client fell down the stairs and was knocked unconscious at a New York City
subway station.
Injuries: Fractured skull, subsequent seizure disorder.

$4,300,000.00 - Male, 63: Pedestrian hit by bus


Our client was crossing a street when a bus hit a car and the car spun and hit him.
Injuries: Traumatic brain injury; fractured shoulder.

$750,000.00 - Male, 35: Workers' compensation


Our client was changing a pump strainer on a hot air furnace when he stepped on a board and fell through the ceiling.
Injuries: Herniated disc which required surgery.

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