Train Accidents

Train Accidents

Transportation accidents are most often associated with cars, trucks, and motorcycles. However, many other accidents occur with surprising frequency, injuring people every day. These include subway or train accidents.

Our client, while entering an LIRR train, got her foot caught in the gap between the train and the platform causing injuries to her leg. We won this client $300,000 in compensation, enabling her to recover from a serious injury without worrying about medical bills. If you would like Sullivan and Sullivan LLP to fight for you, contact us for a free case evaluation. We will provide a translator if you need one.

The railroad system is central to our nation’s infrastructure and economy. Millions of Americans use the commuter train system, subways, and elevated track lines each year. Rail systems are also used to efficiently transport bulk freight across the country from ports and factories to city centers and manufacturing hubs. Consequently, this mode of transportation is responsible for hundreds of deaths each year. When a loved one is injured or killed in a train accident, the experienced train accident lawyers of Sullivan and Sullivan LLP can help to determine responsibility. Contact us for a private consultation.

Railroad crossing accidents can involve cars or trucks being struck or pedestrians being run over. People have even been known to take their own lives by parking on a railroad crossing and waiting for a train. Common causes of railroad crossing accidents include:

– Defective signals or gates
– Trains that fail to sound their horns when approaching crossings
– Trains that fail to use their lights when approaching intersections
– Trains parked too close to a bridge
– Crossings obstructed by plants and other objects
– Objects protruding from the train

Railroad crossings may be in a state of disrepair or may have been poorly designed from the beginning. Unsecured crossbars or obscured views of approaching vehicles by another stopped train may all contribute to calamity. In the subway, the conductor may have acted negligently by failing to ensure travelers were clear of the train or that the train was running at the appropriate speed.

If you are in need of a train accident attorney, Sullivan and Sullivan LLP has the resources and experience to navigate the complex process in fighting for you and your family.

Unfortunately, without the help of a lawyer, victims of train accidents aren’t prepared to deal with the large-scale defense that the train companies will begin immediately after the accident. These train companies will go to great lengths and spend tremendous amounts of money to protect themselves.

While you and your family are recovering from your accident, the train company will have its team of representatives building their defense. For this reason, it is extremely important that you have a team of attorneys on your side who will go to the scene of the crash, preserve evidence, and ensure that your rights are protected.

If you or someone you know in New York, including Manhattan, Brooklyn, the Bronx, Queens, Staten Island and Long Island (Nassau/Suffolk County), needs the assistance of experienced train accident attorneys in New York, contact Sullivan and Sullivan LLP today to schedule your free consultation.

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Train Accidents


While entering a LIRR train, a woman gets her foot caught in the gap between the train and the platform, causing injuries to her leg.