New York City & Massachusetts Train Accident Attorneys

Approximately every 90 minutes , there is a collision between a train and a vehicle somewhere in the United States. Because of the sheer size, weight, and speed of locomotives, these accidents are often catastrophic. Vehicle occupants are 30 times more likely to sustain fatal injuries in crashes with trains than they are in collisions with other cars or trucks.

Depending on the circumstances, passengers riding in the train and even people waiting on the platform can get hurt in an accident or derailment, as well.

Those who are fortunate enough to survive the impact might sustain:

Traumatic brain injuries ;
 Spinal cord injuries ;
 Bone fractures;
 Burns, scarring, and disfigurement;
 Lost limbs;
 Severe abrasions and lacerations; or
 Post-traumatic stress disorder.

If you were hurt in some kind of wreck involving a train, you may be entitled to compensation for all resulting damages. To determine who could be financially liable for your injuries, contact Charnas Law Firm.

Attorney Scott Charnas is one of the most tenacious train accident attorneys in New York City and Massachusetts. Call 212-980-6800 to schedule a free case evaluation and start building your claim.

Why Do Train Accidents Occur?

To recover compensation for damages, train accident victims must first determine who was liable for the incident, which means identifying the underlying cause of the crash.

Common causes of train accidents include:

 Poorly maintained tracks;path-railroad-rails-1425-5ba872740ad2e
 Poorly maintained crossings or platforms;
 Mechanical failures;

 Malfunctioning machinery or equipment;
 Negligent conductors or crew; and
 Negligent passenger-vehicle motorists.

Who Could Be Responsible for a Train Accident?

Determining liability following train accidents can be challenging, and it is not uncommon for multiple parties to be responsible. Unfortunately, this only serves to complicate the claims process for those seeking compensation. Since individual defendants may not have enough liability insurance to cover all applicable damages, it is essential to identify everyone who was at fault. Naming multiple defendants in a case may be considerably more work, but it increases the chances of recovering a settlement that will cover all resulting losses.

Parties that could be liable for a train accident include:

 The train crew;
 The equipment manufacturer;
 The maintenance contractor;
 The railroad company;
 The municipality responsible for maintaining the crossings; and
 Passenger-vehicle motorists.

Building a successful claim against one or more of the parties listed above is a lot of work, but you do not have to shoulder the burden alone. By hiring a seasoned train accident attorney, you can focus on recovering from your injuries while your lawyer guides your case through the claims process. An attorney from Charnas aw Firm can investigate the incident, gather evidence of fault, track all damages, and negotiate with the opposing party on your behalf.

Discuss Your Case with a Train Accident Lawyer Today! If you sustained serious injuries in a train-related crash, turn to one of the leading train accident
lawyers in New York City and Massachusetts. Attorney Scott Charnas of Charnas Law Firm has an AV-Preeminent rating from Martindale Hubbell, the highest rating awarded. Call 212-980-6800 or Contact Us Online to schedule a free consultation with a Massachusetts train accident attorney.