Representing Motorists Injured In Railroad Accidents
About every three hours, a person or vehicle is hit by a train in this country, according to Operation Lifesaver, an organization that seeks to lessen the frequency of railroad crossing accidents in the United States through education and advocacy.
If you or a loved one has been injured in a railroad crossing accident and have questions about your eligibility to pursue compensation for damages incurred, the lawyers at Edelman, Krasin & Jaye, PLLC, are here to help. We can provide you with the trusted advice and representation you deserve as a victim of a railroad accident, whether it involved the Long Island Rail Road (LIRR), Metro-North, NJ Transit or another commuter train line.
Who Is Responsible In Railroad Accidents?
Liability for railroad crossing accidents typically falls on the shoulders of the railroad company operating the train, the railroad company that owns the track and/or the train designer or manufacturer.
The railroad company that operates the train is usually responsible for ensuring proper training of railroad staff operating the train and proper maintenance of the train locomotives. The railroad company that owns the track must also abide by certain safety precautions such as properly installing and maintaining warning lights and gates at railroad crossings and keeping tracks in safe, tiptop condition.
Finally, the designer or manufacturer of a train involved in a railroad crossing accident can also be held accountable for ensuring that the train has adequate warning technology in place, such as flashing headlights and warning whistles, bells and horns; the manufacturer can also be held responsible for components of the train that may contribute to an accident, like defective brakes. The automobile driver and the local city or county where the railroad crossing accident occurred can also be held liable for contributing to a collision.
The facts of each unique case require thorough investigation from a team of trained experts, led and facilitated by Edelman, Krasin & Jaye, PLLC; we can determine whether you have a legitimate railroad injury lawsuit and, if so, against whom in particular.
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