Representing Injured Train Passengers
Were you or a loved one seriously injured on a commuter train in New York, New Jersey or Connecticut? You may be entitled to compensation for train passenger injuries, but you will need legal help to pursue your claim against the railroad and city or state government. You should speak with an attorney immediately to ensure that you do not miss the deadline for filing a Notice of Claim.
I am personal injury lawyer Ira M. Maurer, and I have experience bringing claims against Amtrak, the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA), Long Island Railroad (LIRR) and Metro-North Commuter Railroad as well as New Jersey Transit Rail and PATH (Port Authority of New York and New Jersey) and many other railroads in the Northeast. I routinely handle the complex liability issues involved in train injury cases. Throughout my career, I have helped more than a thousand injury victims recover compensation for medical bills, lost income, pain and suffering, and other damages.
Passenger injuries can be caused if the train has excessive lateral motion, switches over a rough area of track, suddenly stops, collides with another train or derails. These types of accidents can throw passengers to the floor or against the inside of the train. They may suffer brain injuries, fractures, arm and leg injuries, back and neck injuries, or spinal cord injuries. Passengers can also suffer fatal crush injuries if the train car collapses in an accident.
Causes of train accidents and passenger injuries may include:
- Poorly maintained tracks
- Unsafe or defective trains
- Slippery train floors
- Train doors closing on limbs or clothing
- Operator negligence
I can investigate the cause of the train accident, examining the train's maintenance and safety records as well as the driver's history. If the MTA or railroad acted negligently, you can seek compensation from each liable party.
If you or a family member has suffered an injury on board a train, please contact The Maurer Law Firm to schedule a free consultation with our experienced greater Poughkeepsie train accident lawyer Ira Maurer.