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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
  • Collisions
  • Equipment failure
  • Vandalism
  • Derailment
  • 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.

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