Train Accidents Caused by Vehicles

There are approximately 600 railroads, hundreds of thousands of miles of tracks, and over 209,000 railroad crossings in the United States, and according to the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA), which is part of the U.S. Department of Transportation, 2016 was ranks second in the least number of train-automobile accidents, down from the highest in 1981. […]

NYC Train Accident Attorney Robert Vilensky is Interviewed by NBC News

Robert Vilensky is committed to helping victims of train derailments. After yesterday’s train derailment in Harlem, Mr. Vilensky was interviewed today by NBC News. On Tuesday, June 27th, 2017, two cars of a Brooklyn-bound A train struck a piece of replacement rail that was on the tracks just outside the 125th St. station in Harlem […]

What To Do If You Are In An Amtrak Train Accident

In the wake of the recent derailing of an Amtrak train in Philadelphia that killed seven and injured more than 200, it is important that the family and friends of those injured and killed take immediate legal action. The most important first step is to find a competent and experienced lawyer specifically in the area […]

5 Important Steps To Take When You Are In A Metro North Train Crash

Every day, thousands of commuters board Metro North trains out of New York City to make their way home, trusting that they’ll be carried there safely by the MTA. That feeling of safety was rattled in yet another accident this week that has residents of Westchester County shocked and concerned. Six people were killed and […]

Retired Cop Sues MTA For Fatal Train Crash For $10 Million

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Julia Marsh from the New York Post reports this week that attorney Robert Vilensky from the law firm of Ronemus and Vilensky has filed a $10 million lawsuit on behalf of his client, Eddie Russell, one of the survivors in the Metro North train crash which killed four and injured more than 63. Marsh reports […]

Bronx Venue May Prove Costly For Train Crash Defendants

Pete Brush, reports on the website Law360 that the first of what may be many “aggressive” filings was brought this week by attorney Robert Vilensky on behalf of his client, police officer Eddie Russell. Given the fact that the accident occurred in the Bronx, long considered a “plaintiff-friendly borough, Brush writes that this is likely […]

Victims Sue Metro North For Fatal Train Derailment

Heather Yakin of the Times Herald reported that Robert Vilensky, lawyer for the NYC cop who was injured in the Metro North train derailment victim has filed a suit on behalf of his client for $10 million in punitive damages. The lawsuit has been filed in Supreme Court in the Bronx naming the Metropolitan Transportation […]