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Train Accidents

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Train Accident

Typically train accident or railroad accidents are considered common carrier accidents. Train operators and local railroads and other common carriers are held responsible if the accident resulted from a failure of the railroad to meet the high standard of care required. This means that train operators and railroads can be held responsible for even the slightest negligence.

In addition to train accidents and crashes railroads may be liable for injuries caused from any element within their control including slip and falls on railroad platforms, or an injury resulting in defective railroad crossing.

If you have been injured on a train or railroad it is essential that you contact a lawyer quickly as there are very short statutes of limitations in many states. Some railroads are owned or operated by government entities. In these cases, laws called "tort claims acts" may apply to injuries caused by the railroad. Tort claims acts usually require that the government entity be given notice of the injury within a very short time, and prohibit the filing of a lawsuit unless the proper notice is given.

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For the Second Time in 2 Weeks, Train Derails at Penn Station

Apr 4, 2017
NJ Transit Train Derails at Penn Station, Injuring 5 People For the second time in two weeks, a train derailed at Penn Station. On the morning of Apr. 3, 2017, a NJ Transit Train derailed, causing at least five people to suffer minor injuries. This is the second train derailment to recently occur in Penn Station, sparking concerns and criticism about the deteriorating infrastructure. The personal injury attorneys at Parker Waichman LLP have decades of experience representing clients in...

Amtrak Train Derails at Penn Station, Collides with NJ Transit Train

Mar 27, 2017
Penn Station Train Derailment is Latest in Series of Train Accidents Another train accident has occurred in the New York area. On the morning of Mar. 24, 2017, an Amtrak train derailed while leaving Penn station and collided with a NJ Transit train. The train crash occurred during the morning rush hour, and caused a difficult commute for riders later in the evening. The incident is the latest in a series of train accidents. The personal injury attorneys at Parker Waichman...

Amtrak-Acela Train Crash

Mar 27, 2017
Another Train Crash In New York Reveals Train Safety Issues Continue In yet another example of train safety issues and accidents, an Amtrak train leaving Manhattan's Penn Station during a morning rush hour recently hit a New Jersey Transit train. The Acela Express Train 2151 from Boston, Massachusetts was pulling out of Penn Station to Washington DC at the same time that Amtrak had what it described as a minor derailment while moving at a slow speed," according to CBSNewYork. The wheel of...

Train Crashes Raise Questions about Safety, Preventable Injuries

Mar 14, 2017
CSX Trains Crash in New York, Mississippi Sadly, recent train crashes have made headlines, prompting questions about safety and preventable injuries. On Mar. 7, 2017, a CSX freight train derailed in Newburgh, New York. On same say, another CSX freight train crash occurred in Mississippi, killing four people and leaving another 40 injured. Early this year, an LIRR train also derailed, injuring more than 100 people. The personal injury attorneys at Parker Waichman LLP have decades of...

In Newburgh, NY, CSX Train Transporting Hazardous Chemicals Derails

Mar 9, 2017
Freight Train Hits Vehicle Stuck on Tracks, Derails In Newburgh, New York, a CSX freight train collided with a work vehicle stuck on the tracks and derailed. The train was transporting hazardous chemicals, including sulfuric acid, sodium hydroxide and corn oil. The locomotive was also carrying cardboard and glass. The derailment occurred on Mar. 7, 2017. The personal injury attorneys at Parker Waichman LLP have decades of experience representing clients in lawsuits involving accidents. The...

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