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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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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...

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...

LIRR Train Crashes in Brooklyn Injuring Over 100 People

Jan 5, 2017
On Wednesday morning, January 4, 2017, a Long Island Rail Road (LIRR) train crashed into a bumper block at the end of the tracks at Atlantic Terminal in Brooklyn. More than 100 people were injured, according to Newsday. The investigation will most likely focus on the train engineer's attentiveness, said experts. The last indication was that 103 people had been hurt. Governor Andrew M. Cuomo briefed reporters in the vicinity of the accident and said it was difficult to say exactly how many...

At Least 1 Dead Over 100 Injured in New Jersey Train Crash

Sep 29, 2016
Train Crash in New Jersey That Killed One Person  A commuter train accident in Hoboken, New Jersey leaves at least one person dead and more than 100 injured. On the morning of Sept. 29th, a train carrying 250 passengers crashed into a New Jersey rail station. The accident occurred just before 9 a.m. Train number 1614 on the Pascack Valley Line departed Spring Valley at 7:23 a.m. Reportedly, it was running late for its 8:38 a.m. arrival at Hoboken. Witnesses say the train appeared to...

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