The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) is investigating the Long Island Railroad Crash at Atlantic Terminal in Brooklyn in which more than 100 passengers were injured. According to a report by CBS New York, the investigation into the crash could take days. About 430 people were on board the train Wednesday when authorities said the train failed to stop. As a result of the impact , the front of the train lifted off the track causing a rail to pierce the floor of a train car.
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.
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.