At approximately 8:45am, a New Jersey Transit commuter train crashed into the Hoboken Train Terminal resulting in several critical injuries and at least one fatality up to this point. The train was a Spring Valley Line train which runs through Rockland County New York and northern New Jersey. Although details of the crash are still being reported, witnesses thus far confirm that the train simply did not stop as it entered the terminal resulting in the terrible crash. Various news agencies, including the Newark Star Ledger, CBS New York, the New York Daily News, and the New York Post, are providing coverage of this latest tragedy involving public transit.
When train accidents occur, injured individuals may be able to seek compensation from any party whose negligence were responsible for the train crash and subsequent injuries or deaths. If the accident occurred due to the railroad company's negligence, they may be found liable for any injuries their passengers suffered. Injured passengers may be able to file a lawsuit if the accident occurred due to operator negligence, track failure, derailment, or a collision with another train.
It is imperative for victims of a train crash to seek legal representation with attorneys with the experience, resources and expertise necessary to properly litigate any claims and secure justice under the circumstances.
Have you or a loved one suffered a serious injury in a train accident? If so, you may have grounds to file a negligence or wrongful death lawsuit against the railroad company or train's manufacturer. For a free consultation with our train accident attorneys, call (212) 406-1700 or contact us online.