NYC Train Accident Lawyer

The PPID Injury Law Team Advocates for the Victims of Subway and Amtrak Incidents

Train accidents, though less common than car accidents, can lead to severe injuries or even fatalities. In a recent year, New York City witnessed 48 fatalities due to subway accidents, not counting those who sustained only injuries. Surprisingly, this marks the lowest subway-related death toll in the last five years. Victims of these accidents endure significant physical trauma, including blunt force injuries and electrocution, which often result in fatalities.

At PPID, we understand these challenges and stand ready to assist those affected, offering support and legal guidance to navigate these distressing situations.

Train accidents encompass a variety of incidents, including but not limited to:

  • Trains striking pedestrians on platforms or tracks
  • Collisions between trains
  • Derailments

Leading Causes of Train Accidents in New York City

  • The most common factors contributing to train accidents in New York include:
  • Operator errors such as intoxication, distraction, speeding, or failure to brake properly
  • Mechanical failures due to inadequate inspection and maintenance
  • Track malfunctions caused by defective or improperly maintained transit infrastructure

Victims of NYC train crashes commonly endure serious injuries, including:

  • Traumatic brain injuries and concussions
  • Amputations and limb loss
  • Spinal cord injuries, paralysis, and nerve damage
  • Fractures, crush injuries, severe lacerations, and abrasions
  • Burns, scarring, and disfigurement

Complexities of Liability in NYC Train Accidents

Train and subway operators, along with their parent companies, are responsible for passenger safety. Situations in which train operators’ negligence causes injury may render them liable for passengers, pedestrians, or occupants of other vehicles.

Why Legal Assistance is Essential

If you’ve suffered severe injuries or experienced the loss of a family member due to a train accident, obtaining solid legal support is crucial. Train accident cases are intricate, involving federal transportation laws and oversight from regulatory bodies such as the Federal Transit Administration. The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) conducts thorough investigations into these incidents to ascertain causation and liability. Once liability is established through the NTSB inquiry, the train company and its insurer may seek to minimize payouts for damages. Our experienced legal team specializes in skillful negotiations with insurance companies, advocating for your rights and pursuing your case in court if necessary. Having an adept NYC train accident attorney by your side ensures the collection and preservation of vital evidence to bolster your case.

Why Choose PPID NYC Train Accident Attorneys?

At PPID, our Case Handler team specializes in advocating for train accident victims and their families. We understand the extensive repercussions of catastrophic injuries, from mounting medical bills to emotional distress. Our commitment is to secure full and fair compensation, enabling you to focus on your recovery. Contact Pollack, Pollack, Isaac & DeCicco, LLP today for dedicated legal support.

Our winning team fights to get you the maximum possible compensation.

PPID Personal Injury attorneys fight for your rights. We’re committed to client support and success.

We provide guidance on all types of injury cases. Consultations are free.