The recent Metro-North train derailment is a scary reminder of how much faith train riders put in the engineer. Human error was determined to be the cause when the engineer, William Rockefeller, dozed off and sent the train speeding into a curve at more than three times the speed limit.
A derailment on the Metro-North, LIRR, Amtrak and the NYC subway can lead to very serious injuries and even death. These accidents can be caused by a number of factors, including:
If you or a family member are injured in a train derailment or any other railroad accident, you may need legal help to get the compensation you deserve. This would include payment for medical bills, future medical costs, lost wages and any other expenses associated with the accident.
At Goldstein & Bashner, we have extensive experience handling railroad accident cases and will be able to advise you on your best course of action. Our attorneys have nearly 40 years of combined experience of handling cases for both passengers and workers, and we have gained the support of Local 589, a division of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Union due to our strong record of winning cases. We can help you—call us today at 516-874-0466 for a free and no-obligation consultation. We will make sure to answer all your questions, let you know your options and what you can expect from the legal system.