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New York City Train Derailment: A Recurrent Problem?

Q: Why are there so many New York train accident derailments lately and who is responsible for damages? There are worse things than commuting to work each day with 300,000 other people on the busiest commuter railroad in the country. Being on that morning train when it derails would be one of them. Recently, a Long Island Railroad train entering the Atlantic terminal in Brooklyn, New York, failed to stop when it reached the station. Instead it barreled into the "bumping block" and continued forward into a room just past the track. The impact caused what various witnesses described as a deafening roar that sounded like a bomb exploding, breaking glass, twisting metal, and the derailment of the front two cars of the train. Scores of passengers were literally sent flying and landed in piles on top of one another. Many described an eerie quiet that followed briefly as victims tried to process what just happened and fearing a possible terrorist attack. Over 100 injured passengers were taken to local hospitals. Remarkably, there were no fatalities. The most serious injury was initially reported as a broken arm, though countless others were complaining of neck and back pain from whiplash-like motions and impact injuries from being physically tossed about the cabin. Since the engineer is the person solely responsible for stopping the train, the investigation will look closely at the engineer's actions or inactions and any possible reasons for same. In addition, any possible mechanical issues with the train or tracks will be examined in an effort to assign liability for the accident and the resulting injuries. When you're injured by the negligent, reckless, or intentional actions of somebody else through no fault of your own, you may be entitled to recover compensatory damages through a personal injury lawsuit. Such damages may include medical treatment stemming from the accident as well as future anticipated treatment or rehabilitation fees, lost income due to inability to work, property damage, and pain and suffering, depending on the circumstances of each case. If you are injured in a train accident, it's important to hire a law firm with extensive experience in that specialized area of law. The New York City personal injury firm of Jaroslawicz & Jaros has been successfully representing people injured in train, airplane, and boat accidents for over 40 years. We've represented plaintiffs in some of the most high-profile New York City cases involving trains, planes, and boats. We represent clients throughout New York and those injured while in New York. If you've been injured in a train accident, call us today for a free consultation at 212.227.2780 or email us at: [email protected].

New York City Rallies Against One Pedestrian Death Per Day Average

Q: How many pedestrians die each day in accidents in New York City? On average one New York pedestrian gets killed by a vehicle almost every day? Something must be done. And that is the sentiment that led to a November rally in City Hall Park of parents, families, and friends who've suffered the tragic loss of a child due to pedestrian accidents. In addition to the daily fatalities, there are countless other car accidents that leave pedestrians with devastating personal injuries. When pedestrians are seriously injured by the negligent, reckless, or intentional actions of another, they may commence a personal injury action to recover compensatory damages over and above the "no-fault" insurance maximum benefits. They can recover for the medical bills associated with the accident, anticipated future medical and therapeutic costs, property damage, lost wages, pain and suffering and more. The amounts and types of damages vary depending on the particular circumstances of each case, so it is important to seek counsel from an experienced personal injury attorney as soon as possible after the accident and before accepting any settlement offer from an insurance company. When somebody is killed as a result of an accident, their close relatives may be entitled to sue for funeral expenses, medical bills, lost support, and other damages through a wrongful death lawsuit. A personal injury or wrongful death lawsuit can't turn back the clock, but any recovery can assist the victim or their family with the financial burdens that result from the accident. One mother attended the November rally in support of her son who was killed this summer just weeks after graduating and moving to New York City to follow his dreams. If your loved one has been killed or injured in a pedestrian accident with motor vehicle, the Manhattan firm of Jaroslawicz & Jaros can offer compassionate help and maximize your recovery while you focus on your grief. We've been serving clients throughout New York, as well as those injured while visiting New York, for over 40 years. For a free consultation contact us at 212.227.2780 or email us at [email protected].

5 Secrets That Insurance Adjusters Don't Want You To Know

Insurance is a valuable commodity. Having insurance is a safeguard to financial loss in the event of an accident. Nevertheless, when an accident happens, the insurance company is not fully on your side. This post reveals 5 insurance secrets that adjusters and insurance companies don't want you to know.

Why You Should Never Sleep on a NYC Subway Ride

Q: Can I recover for fire and burn injuries caused by someone else? It's something out of your worst nightmare and the kind of story that gives the New York subway system a bad name. Imagine dozing off on a subway train in the wee hours of the morning only to awaken to the sounds of a "maniacal teen" laughing and staring at you as your arm is engulfed in flames. The gruesome reality reportedly happened recently around 2:30 am on the G train subway line as it was entering its last stop in Queens. The teen who reportedly has a history of arson arrests - - and the victim were the only ones in the subway car. In addition to staring and laughing at the victim, he reportedly took out his cell phone to record a video of the burning man. Had it not been for two nearby transit workers' actions the teen might not have been apprehended. They realized something was awry and that this wasn't a regular track fire when they saw feathers from the victim's coat as well as a pair of gloves slightly on fire. It was then they overheard the teen "laughing and bragging" about the attack on his phone. Rather than running away, the teen approached responding police officers asking what was going on. It was then that the transit workers tipped off the police and the teen was arrested for "arson, reckless endangerment, and assault". He reportedly has a history of arrests, including two as recently as October 19 and December 6. The victim was immediately rushed to the hospital, suffering second and third degree burns to his right hand and arm. Fire and burn accident injuries can be devastatingly painful and life altering. If you have been injured as a result of the negligent, reckless, or intentional actions of someone else, you may be entitled to compensation through a personal injury lawsuit. In addition to proving your damages, you need to prove that another person or entity was responsible for your injuries. Recoverable damages may include current and future medical expenses, lost income, property damage, pain and suffering, and in the case of particularly egregious or intentional actions--like perhaps setting someone on fire-- punitive damages may also be awarded. If you've been the victim of a fire or burn injury, the personal injury attorneys at Jaroslawicz & Jaros in Manhattan will review and evaluate your claim for free. Call 212-227-2780 today or email us at [email protected]. We have a 45-year track record of successful verdicts and settlements in a variety of personal injury and accident cases and represent clients throughout the state of New York and nationwide.

Dangers of Teenage Driving

Are teenagers more dangerous drivers? Are they more at risk than other drivers? Most parents become anxious when their teenagers learn to drive, both because they worry their children may be too immature or impulsive for such a serious responsibility and because they are well aware of the dangers of driving in general. Their anxiety is not misplaced. Car accidents are the number one cause of death among teenagers in the United States. Teens aged 16 to 19 are three times more likely to involved in a fatal crash than drivers over the age of 20. The danger is greatest during the teen's first year as a driver. Many of the injuries or deaths of teens are the result of the careless or distracted driving of other teens. If you or your teen has suffered injury as a result of another teen's dangerous driving, you should consult with an experienced, skilled personal injury attorney to determine your rights to just compensation. Scary Statistics While young drivers represent only 14 percent of the population, they are responsible for 30 percent of the total cost of motor vehicle injuries among males and 28 percent among females. The most dangerous driving  ages are 16 to 19. It is notable that males in their later teens are twice as likely as females to be involved in vehicular accidents in which there are fatalities. Reasons Teenagers Present Greater Risk on the Road There are a number of reasons teens present a greater risk on the road than drivers in other age groups. Immaturity and inexperience tend to make teens more likely to:

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