Thanks to modern technology in the transportation industry, people expect comfort and safety when they board an Amtrak train. However, three accident stories from earlier this year prove that passengers may not be as safe as they assume.
In 2015, there have been at least three Amtrak crashes linked to New York City. Several of these resulted in fatalities and serious injuries. In some cases, human error contributed to the crash. If you were a victim in an Amtrak accident, you may be entitled to compensation to pay for lost wages and medical costs. If you would like to learn your rights and determine if filing a lawsuit would be a smart decision, contact Jaroslawicz & Jaros, PLLC. The attorneys at our firm have been representing the rights of the injured for more than 30 years. After recovering more than $1 billion in civil lawsuits, our clients know they are working with an experienced personal-injury lawyer in New York City who knows how to find success in the courtroom. If you have suffered an injury due to another person or company’s negligence whether it was on an Amtrak train or another setting call our firm at 212-227-2780. We will assess the details of your case to determine if you may have a valid claim for compensation. Here is an overview of three of the recent Amtrak accidents related to New York City:
- Amtrak Crash en Route to New York City Kills Married Couple, No Passengers Injured
In April 2015, an Amtrak train heading to New York City struck and killed a husband and wife who were standing on the tracks. The crash caused a three-hour delay. None of the passengers on the train suffered injuries.
- Amtrak Train Crashes into Tractor-Trailer, Injures 55
According to NY Daily News, an Amtrak train that was heading to New York City crashed into a tractor-trailer, injuring 55 people. Only one of the victims suffered a serious injury. The collision happened in March 2015.
- Crash Involving Train and SUV Kills Six, Injures 12
In February 2015, a Metro-North train was involved in the deadliest passenger train wreck since 2009. The locomotive crashed into an SUV that had stopped on the tracks. Six people died, and 12 suffered injuries. These accidents demonstrate that serious injuries can happen anywhere–at any time. Fortunately, there are laws in place that protect the rights of those who suffer injuries due to another person’s negligence. If you have been injured in a recent accident, the help of a New York City personal-injury attorney may prove invaluable. At Jaroslawicz & Jaros, PLLC, we have the experience to guide you through the process of recovering damages. Our attorneys can handle negotiations with insurance companies to ensure a fair payout, and if your case goes to trial, we can represent your interests in court. To schedule a consultation, call us today at 212-227-2780.