Train Accidents

Train Accident Lawyers in NYC

New York Automobile-Train Collisions

If you have suffered personal injury in an accident between a motor vehicle and a train, you may be entitled to financial compensation for your medical bills, pain and suffering, and other related losses and expenses. Railways are required to exercise due diligence in their attempts to prevent accidents and, in the event of a collision, they can be held liable for victims’ injuries. Hiring an experienced lawyer is the best way to make sure that you obtain the full measure of damages to which you are entitled. At Proner & Proner, our experienced car and train accident attorneys are based in NYC and serve clients throughout the State of New York. When you enlist our skilled legal team’s services, we will determine whether you have a case and, if you do, we work diligently to obtain the compensation you deserve. We are committed to holding the appropriate parties accountable for our clients’ injuries.

Types of Car-Train Accidents in New York

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.

Contact Proner & Proner if you believe you have a car or train accident case. Our attorneys serve Manhattan, greater New York City and the surrounding communities.

Common Causes of NYC Car-Train Accidents

A number of factors can cause or contribute to an accident between a car and a train. Among these factors are train operator error (e.g., inattentiveness, speeding, failure to adhere to train operation protocol and failure to warn of the train’s approach to a railroad crossing), railway errors (e.g., improperly maintained railroad tracks and trains), product liability (e.g., defective railroad tracks, train components and even automotive parts) and motorist error (e.g., failure to obey railroad signals).

Proving Liability in a New York Car-Train Accident

When the passenger of a train is injured in a train wreck, the passenger is clearly not liable for their injury since they are not legally responsible for the train’s safe operation. However, the lines of liability can become blurred when a train and a motor vehicle collide, since motorists are responsible for staying off railroad tracks when railroad signals indicate that a train is approaching. In the event of a railroad crossing collision, train companies typically attempt to avoid liability by claiming that the motorist failed to stay off the tracks. Therefore, it is crucial that victims seek the services of a talented train accident attorney. Only attorneys are experienced in this type of accident law and have the skills and expertise necessary to successfully prosecute powerful railway companies and obtain the compensation to which victims are entitled. Proner & Proner’s train accident attorneys in New York provide the outstanding legal representation necessary in such cases. If you have been injured in a train accident, entrust your potential case to our team of experts.

Experienced New York City Car and Train Accident Attorneys

Amtrak, the Long Island Railroad, Metro-North Railroad and Staten Island Railway are among the primary modes of transportation and product distribution in New York City and surrounding areas. With both highways and multiple rail systems traversing the region, car-train accidents do occur, unfortunately. If you or a loved one has suffered a personal injury, or if you have lost a loved one to wrongful death, in such an accident, Proner & Proner can help. We are familiar with New York-area rail systems as well as the laws that could impact your potential case. Our train accident attorneys will determine whether you have a viable case and advise you as to your best course of action.

Additional NY Car Accident Services

Proner & Proner also handles a range of motor vehicle accident cases including single-vehicle accidents and multiple-vehicle accidents; motorcycle accidentscommercial vehicle accidents, including bustrucking and train accidents; accidents between trains and motor vehicles; and auto recalls.

Contact Our Skilled NYC Train Accident Attorneys

Contact Proner & Proner today if you have suffered personal injury in an accident between a car and a train. Our accident attorneys serve clients in Manhattan and throughout New York. We will work diligently to obtain the financial compensation to which you are entitled.


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.


$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


$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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