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New York City Train Accident Lawyers

New York Train Accident Lawyers Helping Injured Victims Recover Compensation

Trains are integral to our ability to get around in the New York City area. While these massive machines are generally safe and efficient, accidents do happen and passengers can be seriously injured in the process. If you or someone you care about has been injured – or worse – in a train accident, an experienced Brooklyn personal injury attorney can help.

Subways, Trains, and Commuter Rails: Accidents and Their Causes

A train accident can be the result of many different causes, including:

  • A reckless, careless, or negligent conductor

  • Defective manufacturing

  • Inadequate maintenance of the train and/or the rails

  • Unsafe train-station or subway-station premises

  • Collisions involving another train conductor’s negligence

Whatever the cause, train accidents are both highly specific and uniquely complicated. If you’ve been injured in a train accident, you need the professional legal counsel of a personal injury attorney with extensive experience handling train-accident claims.

Common Losses in Train Accident Cases

Train accidents are not only terrifying but are also extremely dangerous. The damages associated with train accidents are often extensive and can include:

  • The medical bills associated with your emergency treatment, your ongoing care, and your future medical needs

  • Your lost hours and wages on the job – a serious injury can diminish your earning potential into the future and can even alter the course of your career

  • Your emotional and physical pain and suffering

  • Your decreased enjoyment of life

All of these and more can combine to leave you with physical, financial, and emotional damages that are difficult to overestimate.

Injuries Common to Train Accidents

The impact of a train accident is often so massive that serious injuries of any kind can occur. Nevertheless, there are certain types of injuries that are most common to these dangerous accidents:

  • Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBIs) – TBIs are injuries to the head that are generally caused by impact or by the violent shaking of the head. These injuries are not only as serious as they sound but are also completely unpredictable.

  • Broken or Fractured Bones – Broken bones are common injuries that are extremely painful and are also very slow to heal. When a broken bone fails to heal properly, it can lead to serious, life-altering complications.

  • Spinal Cord Injuries – A spinal cord injury can occur anywhere on the spine and, when serious, can lead to permanent paralysis below the site of the accident.

  • Disfiguring Scars – Train accidents often involve broken glass and other flying debris, which can lead to serious cuts and abrasions. When scarring occurs on or near the face, it can be permanently disfiguring.

If You’ve Been Injured in a Train Accident, Contact an Experienced New York City Personal Injury Lawyer Today

Train accidents are extremely dangerous. If you’ve been injured in such an accident, the dedicated legal team at Lipsig, Shapey, Manus & Moverman is here for you. Ours is among the oldest personal injury firms serving the NYC area – with some of the most important verdicts and largest settlements. To schedule a free consultation, please don’t hesitate to contact or call us at 212-285-3300 today.


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