Train and Railway Accidents Attorney in New York
Brian Magnosi | Uncategorized | October 1, 2020
Pedestrians Being Struck by Trains
The Metropolitan Transit Authority reported 621 incidents of people on subway tracks or struck by subway trains, leading some to call for additional safety precautions to make it more difficult for people to fall or step onto tracks. One woman was killed and another injured in December of 2019 when they stumbled onto the tracks between two subway cars in Brooklyn. Witnesses tried in vain to stop the train from leaving the station, and by the time the conductor applied the emergency brake, it was too late.
Liability for Accidents
The operator of a train may be responsible if passengers are injured during sudden, unnecessary stop, or if the train is operated unsafely. Hazardous material or conditions on trains may be the responsibility of the agency operating the train.
Call an Expert If you have been injured on or by a train in New York, your first question may be, “Who is responsible for this?” With years of combined experience, the personal injury experts at Mirman, Markovits & Landau, PC can answer your questions. We will have our investigators go to work immediately, uncovering the cause of the accident and identifying all responsible parties. Call us at 212-227-4000 any time, day or night, to set up a no-obligation consultation with an attorney. Learn more about our firm on by visiting our website here.