Uniondale Railroad Accident Lawyer
If you suffered injuries in a railroad accident that was caused by someone else’s negligence, whether you were a passenger on a train, waiting for a train, or injured in some other type of railroad-related incident, recovering a payout based on your injuries and other damages is possible.. When our team is presented with a case that has merit, meaning, a serious injury caused by someone else’s careless or reckless conduct,, a Uniondale railroad accident lawyer from Friedman & Simon, L.L.P. will represent you and take care of this process on your behalf.
Call Friedman & Simon, L.L.P. now at (516) 932-0400 for a free review of your case with a member of our railroad accident team. Our initial consultations are always free, and if you choose to have us fight on your behalf as your lawyers, you will pay nothing upfront for our services and representation. We will take your case on a contingency-fee-basis, so we will only get paid if and when we actually win a money recovery for you. You will never have an out-of-pocket legal fee.
Railroad Accident Injuries Can Occur in Many Ways
The agencies and companies that operate passenger trains in and around New York City and on Long Island include:
- Long Island Rail Road (LIRR)
- Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA), including the subway in NYC
- Metro-North Railroad
- New Jersey Transit
- Port Authority Trans-Hudson (PATH)
Accidents and injuries could occur on any of these railroads or others that handle freight in the area. Possible causes of accidents involving trains include:
- Errors or negligence by the conductor, engineer, or train operator
- Slip and fall or trip and fall accidents on the platform
- Defective equipment
- Train versus vehicle collisions
- Train versus train collisions
- Issues with train crossings
- Poor maintenance of the train or track
- Bridge collapse or other problems with the rails
If you suffered injuries in any of these situations and there is evidence to prove it, you can pursue a personal injury case against the train’s operator, manufacturer, or another responsible party.
To learn more about how to pursue compensation based on your railroad accident case, call Friedman & Simon, L.L.P. today at (516) 932-0400. A Uniondale railroad accident lawyer from our firm will handle your case if you qualify.
Our Attorneys Are Passionate About Advocating for Railroad Accident Victims
When we accept your Uniondale railroad accident case, our team will go to work for you, including:
- Keeping you updated on your case and answering your questions
- Identifying all potentially liable parties and their roles
- Communicating with all parties on your behalf
- Gathering evidence to support your case
- Determining a value for your case based on your damages
Railroad accidents and injuries are often complex and require us to enlist the help of experts to prove the cause of the accident, liability, and the value of your case. Depending upon the particular facts of your case, these experts may include:
- Industry Experts
- Accident Reconstruction Experts
- Medical Experts
- Vocational Rehabilitation Specialists
- Life Care Planners
Our team includes multilingual staff who will discuss your case with you in Spanish, Greek, Bengali, Tamil, or Kannada if you prefer. We serve clients in Uniondale, on Long Island, or elsewhere in the New York metropolitan area.
Pursuing a FELA Claim Following a Uniondale Railroad Accident
Under 45 U.S.C. § 51, or the Federal Employers Liability Act (FELA), many railroad employees have a way to recover compensation if they suffer injuries in a railroad accident. Let our team demonstrate how the railroad caused your accident injuries and pursue compensation for you. Recoverable Damages in a Uniondale Railroad Accident
If we reach a settlement or recover a court award in your Uniondale railroad accident, the compensation could include the following types of damages:
- Emergency transportation from the scene of the accident
- Current and future medical treatment, including all related costs
- Lost income and reduced future potential earnings
- Pain and suffering
- Diminished quality of life
- Emotional distress
In addition, we pursue wrongful death damages in the tragic event that our clients lose a loved one as a result of a railroad accident caused by someone else’s negligence. A compassionate Uniondale railroad accident lawyer from Friedman & Simon, L.L.P. will explain this process and potential damages, patiently and comprehensively. If you have lost a loved one in a railroad accident, we extend our heartfelt condolences. We are prepared to handle all legal work in your wrongful death case so you can focus on your family in the aftermath of this tragedy. With compassion for you and your family, we offer experienced and dedicated legal representation, seeking the monetary compensation you need and the justice your departed loved one deserves.
Time Limits on Pursuing Uniondale Railroad Accident Compensation
Per New York CVP § 214, there are time limits that force us to file a personal injury lawsuit within a certain time frame. If the train was operated by a government agency such as MTA, certain deadlines come even sooner. We must take action to serve notice of your injuries and our intent to recover compensation quickly following an accident.
Reach out to our railroad accident team as soon as possible following your injuries. We will review your case and discuss what specific deadlines pertain to your case. Missing a deadline in this type of case could prevent you from recovering compensation for your damages via a lawsuit.
It is also important to note, the sooner you contact us, the greater our opportunity to build the strongest possible case on your behalf.
Discuss Your Case With a Member of the Friedman & Simon, L.L.P. Team
If you suffered injuries in a Uniondale railroad accident caused by another party’s negligence, a Uniondale railroad accident lawyer from Friedman & Simon, L.L.P. will seek relief from the responsible party on your behalf. You could recover compensation for your physical, financial, and emotional damages.
We handle railroad accident cases on a contingency-fee basis where you pay us no fees unless we win your case, recovering compensation through a settlement or in court.
Contact the Friedman & Simon, L.L.P. team today at (516) 932-0400 for a complimentary case consultation. We will explain your rights and your legal options.