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Train Derailment - New York Accident Attorney Handles Complicated Cases

New York train derailment lawyer Jonathan C. Reiter has a proven track record of getting results

Train derailment accidents in New York often result in severe injuries or even fatalities. If you've been injured in a trail derailment accident, it's critical you take strong legal action immediately. A delay could affect your ability to obtain compensation. The same applies to families who lost a loved one in a fatal train derailment accident.

The longer injury victims and their families wait, the harder it often becomes to build a strong legal case. Evidence sometimes disappears. Memories fade. Witnesses change their stories. Don't be caught off guard. Take back control. Contact the New York train derailment lawyers at Jonathan C. Reiter Law Firm, PLLC .

Located in Manhattan and serving injury victims throughout New York, Jonathan C. Reiter and his talented team of attorneys have a strong track record of success with train accidents. We routinely obtain large verdicts and settlements for injury victims and their families. Discover what we can do for you. Call (212) 736-0979 and schedule a free consultation.

What are the common causes of train derailments?

Trail derailment accidents happen for many reasons. Some of the most common causes we deal with at Jonathan C. Reiter Law Firm, PLLC include:

  • Excessive speed - Trains traveling too fast may fly off the tracks, resulting in serious train accidents with severe injuries and fatalities.
  • Operator error - Fatigued train operators, distracted train operators and inexperienced train operators have been linked to train accidents.
  • Railroad track defects - Problems with railroad tracks, whether they're due to manufacturer defects or unusual wear and tear, may result in derailment accidents.
  • Poor maintenance - Train engines and train cars need to be well maintained. Otherwise, derailment accidents can occur.

Who investigates train derailments in New York?

The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) investigates train derailments. NTSB train accident investigators are on call 24 hours a day nationwide. Their on-scene investigations normally take 7 to 10 days.  Local and state investigators and police officers also often take part in these investigations.

No matter who's investigating your accident, it's important to have someone on your side familiar with train accidents looking out for your interests. That's why people throughout New York regularly hire us. We have years of experience, a comprehensive understanding of New York's transportation laws, and we consistently deliver results.

Why should I hire New York train derailment lawyer Jonathan C. Reiter?

Many attorneys talk about what they can do for clients. We let our case results speak for us. Our lawyers have helped injury victims and the families of people killed in train accidents and other serious accidents recover more than $250 million in verdicts and settlements.

This money serves a vital purpose. Such sizable financial awards allow injury victims and affected families to cover all the expenses associated with such accidents - medical expenses, physical therapy, lost income, lost future income and sadly in some cases, funeral expenses.

We take our job very seriously. We know that the work we do today will enable people to live their lives with dignity. It's not just about the money. It's about holding at-fault individuals and parties responsible for their actions. It's about justice.

Talented team of New York train derailment attorneys eager to help you

Carefully crafting a successful legal case takes an incredible amount of skill. Evidence must be gathered. Accident reports and medical records must be reviewed. Fortunately, you don't have to worry about these critical issues. That's because we will take care of everything for you.

This painstaking approach requires a talented legal team. Fortunately, you found the right firm. Jonathan C. Reiter Law Firm, PLLC has handled some of the most complicated cases in the United States and abroad - from train accidents to airplane accidents and more.

Many law firms avoid such tough cases. We thrive on them. Raise your expectations. Contact us. Call (212) 736-0979 and schedule a free consultation. We thoroughly understand the legal system and know how to get results. Expect more. Contact NYC attorney Jonathan C. Reiter.