New York City Train Accident Lawyer
We are New York train accident attorneys that have represented the victims of the 2015 Valhalla Metro-North accident which resulted in the deadliest crash in Metro-North history. The accident involved a train that slammed into a car at a Valhalla grade crossing and killed six people. The train operator was traveling northbound on the Harlem Line at nearly 50 mph when it crashed into a Mercedes SUV whose driver had stopped along the Commerce Street grade crossing. The driver, a mother of three, was killed along with five passengers aboard the train. Additionally, several passengers suffered life-altering injuries, including post-traumatic stress disorder and badly burned hands and broken bones.
According to The Poughkeepsie Journal, as of 2018, Metro-North has spent nearly $90 million to settle legal claims for deaths and injuries caused by a series of train derailments and fatal errors dating back to 2013. Of this amount, $60 million was spent to cover claims stemming from the December 2013 derailment of a Hudson Line train near the Spuyten Duyvil station in the Bronx. This train accident killed four and injured dozens of others, including a Metro-North employee who was paralyzed. The train derailment was caused when a Metro-North engineer fell asleep at the controls of a speeding train. Payouts from this train accident and other train collisions continue to grow.
New York Train Accident Attorney for All Train Accidents in NYC, including:
- Metro North Accidents
- Amtrak Accidents
- NYC Subway Accidents
- Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) Accidents
- Long Island Railroad Accidents
- New Jersey Transit Accidents
- Path Train Accidents
- All Passenger & Commuter Train Accidents
- Freight train accidents
In New York City, subway train operators, as well as their parent companies, have a professional obligation to ensure that all passengers arrive safely at their destination. If the train operators fail to deliver passengers safely, or if they injure passenger vehicle occupants, or injure pedestrians, the employee or their company may be found negligent.
If you or a loved one has been injured in a NYC train or subway accident, have serious injuries, and require medical attention, make sure that you contact a personal injury attorney that has specific knowledge and experience handling cases involving Metro-North and other train accident cases. Having the right New York train accident lawyer will enable you to concentrate on getting better and not having the added worry of dealing with the legal system to get compensation.
Ronemus & Vilensky will handle your case with the personal attention and care that it deserves. We will work tirelessly to get the best possible outcome for you and your family. Contact us for a free consultation.
Latest Metro-North Train Accident News
New York Post – Passenger in train crash to sue Metro-North, NY – Read Article
Journal News – Metro-North crash: Mount Kisco man to sue for $10M – Read Article
The Daily Voice -Commuter Files Lawsuit Against Metro-North In Fatal Valhalla Crash – Read Article
Westchester News – Passenger files claim in deadly Metro-North crash – Read Article
New York City Patch – Metro-North Tragedy: Mount Kisco Man to Sue – Read Article
Newstimes.com – Second suit filed in fatal Metro-North crash – Read Article
Putnam Daily Voice – Conn. Man Files Lawsuit Vs. Metro-North In Fatal Crash – Read Article
Insurance Journal – New York MTA’s Captive Insurer to Provide Coverage in Fatal Train-SUV Crash – Read Article
NY Daily News – First two lawsuits filed over derailment of Metro-North train in the Bronx, including one demanding $100 million in compensation – Read Article
New York Post – Veteran NYPD Cop Hurt in Metro-North Crash to Sue for $10M – Read Article
Why Do Train Accidents Take Place?
Finding a knowledgeable accident attorney is not an easy task. While train accident cases are not a common occurrence, when they do happen they most often result in death and very serious injuries because of the speed and sheer force of the train.
Train transportation is considered to be a safe and relaxing way to travel and it is very important that the parties who provide this service maintain the tracks and areas around the tracks, and ensure proper training to qualified employees. The National Transportation Safety Board researches every accident to ascertain the cause and figure out how future train accidents can be avoided. It is critical that no matter how improbable a similar accident may be, that the proper steps and equipment upgrades are made to make sure these accidents become history.
There are a number of reasons for train accident injuries including:
- No Warning Signals
- Warning Signals are Faulty
- Train Track Defects
- Train Operator Error
- Railroad Crossing View is Obstructed
- Defective/Faulty Train Parts or Trains
Contact New York Train Accident Lawyer for Consultation
The attorneys at Ronemus & Vilensky have had experience holding the MTA and other train companies responsible for a train accident lawsuit due to negligence.
The law firm of Ronemus & Vilensky was the first to be called upon to represent one of the victims of that derailment, a retired NYC police detective. We filed a $10 million claim against Metro North on his behalf because of the extent of his injuries.
Contact us today for a FREE consultation for your personal injury case.