Long Island Train Accident Attorney
Fighting for Compensation After a Train Accident
Train accidents cause many personal injuries and deaths each year. Our
busy rail infrastructure serves a large and densely populated area and
multitudes of regular passengers depend on safe, efficient and timely
service. When accidents happen, train employees and passengers alike are at risk.
Some of the common causes of train accidents include:
- Driver error
- Equipment failure
- Track failure
Most accidents could have been avoided if certain precautions had been
taken and responsible parties had remained alert. If you or a loved one
has been injured in a train accident, time is short for filing a claim.
You need the services of an experienced Long Island train accident lawyer
to help you file the proper claim paperwork in the exact order required
and within the short and strict time limits.
Injured as a Railroad Worker?
It is no secret that railroad workers have a hazardous occupation. The
physical demands and dangerous situations are very evident to those who
work in the railroad industry. In this type of occupation, accidents occur
all too frequently and often with devastating consequences.
Railroad employees have special rights to compensation for
injuries suffered on the job. The Federal Employers Liability Act (FELA) was established to protect
railroad workers and provide compensation when injured on the job. FELA
requires a worker to show violation of a state or federal regulation or
employer fault or negligence before compensation is granted.
These case can be complex and you need a knowledgeable Long Island personal
injury attorney in this situation. You may also be eligible for benefits
from the United States Railroad Retirement Board. For these benefits,
one does not have to prove fault or negligence, but a lawyer at your side
will help you get what you deserve. Our firm is also experienced with filing
wrongful death claims on behalf of a victim's family.
The Odierno Law Firm, P.C.: Fighting for Your Rights
Whether you were injured as a passenger or victim or railroad worker, the
laws pertaining to train injuries are complex. The legal team at The Odierno
Law Firm, P.C. will work around the clock to protect the rights of our
clients. We serve the accident victims and their families on Long Island
(Nassau, Suffolk and Queens) areas. We understand railroad injury law
and can analyze your case and determine the best way to file a claim to
obtain the most compensation possible.
Contact The Odierno Law Firm, P.C. if you or a loved one has been injured in a train accident.