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Train Accidents – New York City Law Firm Focused on Results

New York train accident lawyer Jonathan C. Reiter puts injury victims’ needs first

Train accidents in New York can be extremely complicated. Even finding out who’s responsible for your train accident or an accident in a train station can be a challenge. That’s why it’s critical you have an experienced New York train accident attorney on your side, fighting for your rights.

In New York, train accident victims regularly rely on Jonathan C. Reiter Law Firm, PLLC to obtain the compensation they rightfully deserve. Located in Manhattan and serving injury victims throughout New York, Jonathan C. Reiter and his talented team of attorneys have a proven track record of success with train accidents and other mass transit accidents.

We’re proud of the work we have done to help New Yorkers. We routinely obtain multi-million-dollar verdicts and settlements for injury victims and their families. We consistently deliver results. Discover what we can do for you. Contact us. Call (212) 736-0979 and schedule a free consultation today.

What are the common causes of train accidents?

Train accidents on trains and in train stations happen for many reasons. Some of the common causes of train accidents we handle at our law firm include:

  • Train derailments
  • Operator error
  • Operator negligence
  • Electrocutions
  • Closing Doors
  • Sudden Stops
  • Negligent security
  • Broken stairs or platforms
  • Broken escalators
  • Defective equipment
  • Poor maintenance
  • Poor lighting
  • Obstructed walkways
  • Failure to post warning signs

Who investigates train accidents in New York?

The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) investigates train accidents. 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 – an aggressive attorney looking out for your best interests. That’s why people throughout New York regularly hire us. We have years of experience and are well-versed in New York’s transportation laws. We consistently deliver results.

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

Experience matters. That’s why it’s critical you have a knowledgeable train accident law firm working with you after your accident. Injury victims and families of people who died in a train accident often need to fight for compensation.

When you have a hard-working, detail-oriented attorney on your side, you can make sure that train companies and their insurance providers fairly compensate you. We’re able to take this aggressive approach because we have the facts and the law on our side.

We consistently gather information about train accidents because we know what evidence to look for to support a claim and we know what questions to ask. We’re also familiar with the wide range of rules and regulations governing train accidents in the United States.

In one particular case, attorney Reiter’s client was chased onto LIRR tracks by assailants trying to rape her.  The train operator saw her on the tracks from a mile away but failed to apply his brakes until he was too close to avoid hitting her, causing severe injuries, including amputation of her right arm. A settlement of approximately $600,000 was obtained for our client.

We handle train accidents for all national and regional trains that operate in the New York City area, including:

  • Amtrak
  • Metro-North Railroad
  • Long Island Railroad
  • New Jersey Transit

Take an aggressive approach with your case. Contact us. We fight for justice.

When you have an experienced New York train accident lawyer on your side, you can take an aggressive approach with your case. We know how to negotiate with insurance companies and hold at fault individuals and entities responsible for their actions.

All lawyers talk about what they can do for clients. We back up what we say. We deliver results. Our proven track record of success speaks for itself. In case after case, we consistently help injury victims and their families obtain the money they rightfully deserve. Visit our verdicts and settlements page to see how we’ve helped others.

Discover what New York City train accident attorney Jonathan C. Reiter and his team of talented attorneys can do for you. Contact us. Call (212) 736-0979 and schedule a free consultation at our office conveniently located in The Empire State Building.

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Lenox Hill Hospital

A 652-bed teaching hospital, Lenox Hill Hospital is located in the Lenox Hill neighborhood at 100 E. 77th Street. This 652-bed on the Upper East Side of Manhattan serves mostly patients from Manhattan, but other patients are admitted from Brooklyn, Bronx, Queens, Long Island and throughout the tri-state region. Anyone who suspects negligence after treatment should speak with an experienced attorney immediately.

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Bellevue Hospital Center

Bellevue Hospital Center at 462 1st Avenue has 828 beds and experiences 115,797 emergency room visits each year. Bellevue had a higher rate of infections compared to hospitals in other states, according to a New York State Department of Health Report in 2009. Anyone who is injured by the negligence of a doctor or nurse at this Manhattan hospital, the oldest in the United States, will need an experienced attorney with experience and resources needed to take aggressive action.

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New York Presbyterian-Lower Manhattan Hospital

Lower Manhattan Hospital at 170 William Street in New York is one of the main campuses of New York-Presbyterian Hospital. This hospital, with 170 beds, provides a range of inpatient and outpatient services. According to an article in the New York Post, New York-Presbyterian scored 18 percent below average for patient safety in a ranking of hospitals by Consumer Reports magazine. Patients who suspect medical malpractice should not hesitate to arrange a consultation with a New York City attorney who can investigate and hold the negligent medical care provider accountable.

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Mount Sinai Beth Israel

The main hospital known as the Petrie Division is located at First Avenue and 16th Street. But Mount Sinai Beth Israel has other campuses, including Phillips Ambulatory Care Center at Union Square. Mount Sinai Beth Israel is a teaching hospital with 1,368 beds. If you suffered any form of negligence while being treated at Mount Sinai Beth Israel, take action immediately to protect your rights.

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Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center

Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center at 1275 York Avenue in Manhattan provides cancer care to patients. The hospital is composed of two institutions: Memorial Hospital for Cancer and Allied Diseases, which provides patient care, and the Sloan Kettering Institute, which is focused on research. Patients who suspect a failure to diagnose cancer or some other type of hospital negligence can contact a lawyer to discuss options.

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Mount Sinai Hospital

Mount Sinai Hospital at One Gustave L. Levy Place is a 1,048-bed facility founded in 1852. It is one of the oldest and largest teaching hospitals in the country. Consumer Reports rated Mount Sinai 31 percent below average for patient safety. If you or a loved one was a victim of medical malpractice at any Manhattan hospital, don’t wait to contact an attorney to find out if you have a case. You may be entitled to compensation.

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St. Luke’s-Roosevelt Hospital Center

St. Luke’s Roosevelt Hospital Center at 1111 Amsterdam Avenue was ranked No. 14 out of the 30 worst hospitals for patient safety, as identified by Consumer Reports. The magazine examined four key measures of patient safety: hospital-acquired infections, readmissions and the quality of communication between staff and patients in regard to medications and discharge planning.

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New York-Presbyterian/ Columbia University Medical Center

New York-Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical Center at 630 West 168th Street was described by a lawmaker as having “horrendous conditions.” Emergency room wait times last an average of 85 minutes, which rank among New York’s 10 worst. Any patient who was treated at the 995-bed hospital in Washington Heights and suspects negligence should not hesitate to speak with an attorney for a free consultation.

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Harlem Hospital Center

Harlem Hospital Center at 506 Malcolm X Blvd. received a 20 on a 1-to-100 scale gauging patient safety by Consumer Reports. The hospital received the second worst score in the nation, according to a New York Post report. Harlem Hospital told Consumer Reports it needs to improve in some areas, according to the Post. The hospital is a general medical and surgical hospital with 272 beds.