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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 and results in a derailment. 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 be held liable for those injuries and damages in a personal injury lawsuit filed in New York City, NY.
Given the large number of trains entering and leaving New York City every day, accidents are inevitable. At Proner & Proner in NYC, 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 New York 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 NYC motor vehicle accident attorney. You may be able to recover compensation for your medical expenses, lost income, and pain and suffering.
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.
Train passengers can suffer injuries or death in accidents involving:
Freight train accidents can injure or kill people because of:
Accidents that result from circumstances like these can lead to 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, you need to 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.
If you were injured in a New York railroad accident of any kind, find out about your legal options. Contact 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. He also handles train accident cases throughout the United States.
Motor Vehicle Accidents Verdicts & Settlements
Proner & Proner’s experienced car accident attorneys win big verdicts and settlements for seriously injured clients. In some cases, clients have won millions of dollars in compensation. Some of our major cases are listed below.
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
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
Male: Pedestrian hit by vehicle
Our client was struck as a pedestrian by a taxicab that was involved in an accident with a bus.
Injuries: Stroke, with quality of life after the accident greatly diminished
Female, 45: Pedestrian hit by vehicle
Crossing the street, our client was run over by a truck.
Injuries: Fractured skull and fractured right ankle, requiring surgery to head and leg
Female, 49: 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: Cognitive deficiencies, behavioral changes, permanent disability
Male, 38: Wrongful death
A man pulled over on the roadway to assist another vehicle in distress, and a tractor trailer struck him and his parked vehicle, resulting in his death.
Injuries: Wrongful death
Female, 17: Vehicle collision
Our client was in a car driven by her sister that skidded on ice into oncoming traffic.
Injuries: Broken hip and a ruptured diaphragm
Female, Female: Vehicle collided with guardrail
Two clients were injured in an accident that took place in 2003 when they were passengers in a car that hit a guardrail.
Injuries: The clients each sustained a broken wrist
Female, 45: Pedestrian hit by vehicle
Our client was a pedestrian hit by a left turning vehicle.
Injuries: Soft tissue injuries to neck, back and shoulder which required three surgeries
Multiple Clients: Vehicle collision
Intersection accident with a van transporting handicapped adults.
Injuries: Broken ankle, closed head injury
Female, 32: Vehicle collision
While making a left hand turn, our client was struck by another vehicle.
Injuries: Broken right wrist, three compound fractures on right ulna requiring surgery, mild traumatic brain injury
Female, 21: Pedestrian hit by vehicle
Our client was hit by car while on her way to work by a vehicle making a left hand turn.
Injuries: Comminuted left tibia and fibula fractures that required surgery
Male, 47: Pedestrian hit by vehicle
Our client was struck by a car while making a left hand turn.
Injuries: Broken pelvis, fractured sacrum
Male, 31: Pedestrian hit by vehicle
Defendant made illegal U-turn and struck our client.
Injuries: Dislocated shoulder; injury to iliotibial band and lateral aspect of the right knee
Female, 42: Pedestrian hit by vehicle
Our client was hit by a car while crossing the street.
Injuries: Blood clots in abdomen, two broken ribs, compression fractures of spine
Male: Vehicle collision
Our client was riding a scooter and was hit by a flat-bed tow truck.
Male, 37: Vehicle collision
A traffic light was turning green for our client, when a woman ran full speed against the light and hit our client.
Injuries: Left ankle fracture which required open reduction and internal fixation. Fractured and broken nose
Female, 55: Wrongful death
Our client’s husband was killed when a car drove into the driver’s side of the vehicle. Wrongful death.
Male, 61 - Female, 62: Vehicle collision
Accident caused by police chase.
Injuries: Our client died as a result of her injuries, which included multiple fractures and massive bilateral extensive pulmonary with significant right ventricular strain.
Road Rage Incident
Mitchell Proner spoke in support of NYC motorcycle riders and called on NY lawmakers and police not to overreact to a highly publicized road rage incident or to let that incident cast all motorcyclists in a bad light.
Hit and Run
Attorney Mitchell Proner was on hand when the motorist accused of hitting a female jogger on a road in Central Islip appeared in a New York courtroom to answer charges of leaving the scene of a fatal accident.
Attorney Mitchell Proner, an expert on maritime law, spoke about the similarities between the Costa Concordia ferry disaster and the recent Indonesian ferry accident that killed at least 24 people.