Who to Sue After a Train Accident
Queens Attorneys Assisting Injured Victims with Pursuing Compensation
The chaos of a train accident and its aftermath can leave injured victims confused as to what to do next. The recovery process is, of course, the first and foremost priority for these victims. Soon thereafter, however, they may need to consider legal action against those responsible for causing a collision in order to help with the escalated costs of healing. Queens train accident lawyer Marc S. Albert can help you determine who to sue after a train accident. The Law Offices of Marc S. Albert represents victims injured as a result of a train derailment or a collision with another vehicle or a person.
An investigation into what happened can involve consulting experts as well as gathering detailed evidence, which may require going up against large corporations with vested interests in keeping certain information private. Marc S. Albert has extensive previous experience dealing with these types of issues, and he is available to clients at each stage of the process. If you have been injured or have lost a family member as a result of a train accident, and if you have questions about your legal options going forward, contact the Law Offices of Marc S. Albert today to learn more about how we can help.
Who to Sue After a Train Accident in New York?
Train accidents can be due to the negligent actions of a railroad company, governmental entity, property owner, or employees who have failed to exercise appropriate care in operations. The Federal Transit Administration (FTA), which is in charge of regulating mass transit, including trains and subways, has listed distractedoperators, speeding, intoxication, and crossing gate and light malfunctions as some of the most common factors contributing to a train accident.
Train accidents in New York, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania can occur on a train or in a station owned or operated by the following entities:
- Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA)
- MTA Long Island Rail Road
- MTA Metro-North Railroad
- Port Authority Trans-Hudson (PATH)
- AirTrain JFK
- New Jersey Transit
These entities could be held liable for your injuries, depending on the situation, in addition to a manufacturer of a faulty part or other parties that have acted without the proper care to keep passengers safe. Throughout his career, injury attorney Marc S. Albert has assisted victims in pursuing claims against many of these parties. He has handled claims arising from the Metro North Railroad train derailment that occurred at Spuyten Duyvil station in December 2013, as well as the derailment of an Amtrak Northeast Regional train in May 2015, which was traveling from Washington, D.C. to New York City. He also assisted victims who were injured in the major Hoboken train accident in September 2016. Passengers in these accidents usually suffer catastrophic injuries, such as traumatic brain injuries, amputations, broken bones, disfigurement, and internal injuries, which may require extensive medical treatment, including surgeries, rehabilitation, and physical therapy. If you have been injured in a train accident, you may be entitled to compensation for past and future medical expenses, lost income, out-of-pocket costs, and loss of earning capacity, as well as pain and suffering damages, decreased enjoyment of life, and loss of consortium. A knowledgeable attorney who can help figure out who to sue after a train accident is vital to ensure that victims receive the financial support to which they are entitled from the parties responsible.
Consult a Seasoned Train Accident Lawyer in Queens
If you suffered an injury or lost a loved one as a result of a devastating train accident, Queens attorney Marc S. Albert can assist you in pursuing a personal injury or wrongful death claim against the parties liable for your harm. From our offices in Astoria and Syosset, the Law Offices of Marc S. Albert offers dedicated legal guidance to clients throughout New York City, Long Island, and the surrounding areas. You can contact our office online or at 855.252.3788 to find out more about our services and discuss your legal options.