As you know, people enjoy travel when the weather is warm in summer. Many
people in fact choose to use trains to get from place to place; whether
it is for commuting or for reaching a vacation destination.
While you may not hear about train accidents often in your specific neck
of the woods,
experienced Newburgh train accident attorneys know that train accidents happen every ninety minutes nationwide. What
does this statistic cover?
Train accidents include derailments, of course, but also much more. It
will also include pedestrians walking across a rail road crossing and
cars driving over crossings.
Subway accidents are included as well; falling at a station and or falling onto subway
train tracks. Accidents occur when people are walking and or playing on
or along train tracks. Other causes of injury are inadequate lighting
at train stations, malfunctioning turnstiles, failures to warn of dangers,
and even inadequate security.
Also consider the types of people injured in
train accidents. It isn’t just passengers or pedestrians. Railroad workers are commonly
injured by the negligent acts of train companies. In fact, rail road workers
have a statutory power to sue train companies for negligently caused injuries
by a grant from the
Federal Employers Liability Act.
Additionally, people who own property along train tracks could be victims
when a train collision and or derailment damaged their property. In short,
any person whose body was injured and or whose property was damaged by
the negligent act of a train carrier and or manufacturer can sue to recover damages.
Our experienced train accident attorneys stress how more than one party
can be responsible for your injuries. The manufacturer can be held liable
if a defect in the design and or manufacture of the train caused the accident.
Also, the company that operates the train can be responsible for injuries
arising out of a
negligently caused accident and or derailment. Either one or both of these parties can be held liable
for injuries arising out of one single incident.
Victims are typically looking to receive compensation for a common list
of damages. Those are lost wages, lost earning potential, emergency care
bills, hospital bills, rehabilitation expenses, pain and suffering. While
these are common, this list is not exhaustive.
Additionally, the victims’ family can seek compensation as well through
wrongful death suits. For example, funeral expenses and loss of a spouse’s income can
be recovered by the surviving spouse. A survival action can be commenced
by the decedent’s estate administrator as well. These actions serve
to compensate the estate for lost value to the estate; things that the
estate would have included had the negligent party not killed decedent,
but it could include pain and suffering as well.
Are you interested in learning more about summer travel accidents? Click
here to read about the various types of
common summer travel accidents available here. Also, learn about airplane accidents and injuries at the airport in
our blog post available by clicking here. If you were injured due to a bus accident, learn about liability and
how to protect your rights
by clicking on the blog post here.
Our personal injury attorneys at
Mainetti, Mainetti, and O’Connor, P.C. have over 100 years of combined experience working with victims of personal
injury accidents throughout New York. We understand how to effectively
represent clients who have been injured in serious car accidents, particularly
throughout the Mid-Hudson Valley region in Kingston, Poughkeepsie, and
Newburgh where we have offices. Hear
what our clients are saying about us here and learn about just some of our
successful results here. If you or a loved one has been injured in a personal injury accident,
please do not hesitate to contact us by calling 845-340-HURT (4878) or
toll free at 866-440-4452, or by using the
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