Lawyers Helping Train Accident Victims
A train accident occurs every 90 minutes in the United States.
The laws surrounding railroad accidents are complicated. It is important to hire an attorney who is familiar with these laws. The attorneys at Cellino & Barnes can help you.
If a loved one has been injured in a train accident, call us now at (800) 888-8888 or contact us.
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If you are a railroad worker who was hurt during a railroad crossing accident through no fault of your own, you may be able to file a lawsuit under FELA, the Federal Employees Liability Act. This act was passed in 1908 to compensate railroad employees who are injured on the job.
Since 1990, more than 5,000 people have been killed while walking on railroad rights-of-way and at railroad crossings. Thousands more have suffered serious injuries.
Railroad Grade Crossing
According to the National Safety Council, each year approximately 4,000 accidents occur between trains and other vehicles at railroad crossings.
The National Transportation Safety Board indicates that 60% of all crossing fatalities occur at unprotected crossings and that approximately 80% of all public railroad crossings are not protected by lights and safety gates.
The majority of accidents at crossings are vehicle/train collisions. To prevent vehicle-related injuries at railroad crossings, safety experts make various recommendations.
Collisions and derailments happen for many reasons. Engineer negligence, poor rail maintenance, and operator error have all been blamed for train wrecks.
Cellino & Barnes represents injury victims across New York State, including victims injured on the New York Subway System.
Subway accidents can result from slip and falls at a subways station to collisions with other subway trains.
Who is Liable
There are many factors that determine if the railroad company was at fault and could have prevented the accident and injuries by exercising the proper care and maintenance.