Commuter Train Accident
You may have seen people in the news talking about America’s crumbling infrastructure. Unfortunately, many major cities in the United States simply do not have enough resources to keep their roads, bridges, and rails up to date and running safely. Sometimes, the consequences can be minor, like potholes and closed lanes. Other times, however, outdated infrastructure can cause substantial physical harm or even death.
Unfortunately, many people who ride commuter trains know this problem firsthand. According to the Department of Transportation, there were an average of 639 injuries per year on rail transit from 2007 to 2013. You have the right to be safe while riding to work, but sadly this safety is not guaranteed. Derailments and other accidents are all too common, and in some cases, they were preventable.
You may also have a claim if you were injured while on a commuter train even if that train did not crash or derail. For example, if you were injured due to poorly maintained cars or platforms, or if you were injured because the driver stopped abruptly.
Injuries that result from commuter train accidents may seriously alter the course of your life. You may be experiencing huge spikes in your insurance rates or medical bills. You may even be suffering through the grieving process for a loved one who was lost in a commuter train accident. If either is the case, the commuter train company should be held responsible for its actions.
You may be entitled to financial compensation to help cover medical costs or lost wages. An experienced attorney can help you understand your options and figure out the best course of action. If you have suffered because of a commuter train company’s irresponsibility, you deserve justice.
Contact O’Connor, Parsons, Lane & Noble Today
At O’Connor, Parsons, Lane & Noble, we believe that commuter rails who are negligent with safety procedures put us all at risk. You have the right to feel safe and secure while onboard a train. The injuries, including loss of life, that can arise when a rail company is careless about safety are tragic and life-altering. If you have suffered such an injury, you deserve to be heard.
Contact the attorneys of O’Connor, Parsons, Lane & Noble today to discuss commuter train accidents and potential negotiations. It is important to contact an attorney early to ensure the best possible outcome. Contact us online or call at (908) 928-9200 or 1-800-586-5817.