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Train Accident Lawyers New York City, NY

New York Personal Injury Attorney Helps NY Train Accident Victims Get Compensated

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.

Types of Car-Train Accidents in NY

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 in New York

Train passengers can suffer injuries or death in accidents involving:

Freight train accidents can injure or kill people because of:

  • Defective gates.
  • Derailments.
  • Brake failure caused by poor maintenance or defective components.
  • Improperly loaded cars.
  • Hazardous cargo.

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.

Call for a Free Consultation with Proner & Proner Accident Lawyers About Your NY Train Accident Case

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.

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Mitchell Proner is an amazing and very experienced trial lawyer, who takes care of his clients. He represented me in a car accident case, kept me very informed during the lengthy legal process and got me the settlement that I expected. His friendly office staff was always willing to assist and answer any questions I had. I recommend Mitchell Proner to all my friends and family!

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