With an extensive background in personal injury law, our dedicated team at the Law Offices of Dalbir Singh & Associates, P.C. specializes in representing individuals involved in train accidents in New York. We approach each case with meticulous attention to detail, ensuring that you receive fair compensation for your damages, injuries, or losses.
Whether you have experienced a subway or commuter incident, train derailment, or train collision, our knowledgeable train accident lawyers at Dalbir Singh & Associates, P.C. will diligently investigate the cause of the accident, gather crucial evidence, and file a claim on your behalf to pursue fair compensation for your injuries and subsequent damages.
Under New York State Law, the following types of train accidents are recognized:
Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) accidents .
Passenger train accidents.
Commuter train accidents.
Freight train accidents.
New York Statute of Limitations
According to the Statute of Limitations, after a train accident in New York, you have a three-year window to file a personal injury claim. Failure to submit your claim within this timeframe may result in its denial. If you have lost a loved one in a train accident, you must file a wrongful death lawsuit within two years of the accident.
For claims against government organizations, it is essential to submit a Notice of a Claim within the first 90 days following the accident and file a lawsuit within one year and 90 days from the date of the incident.
Common Carrier Standard of Care
This law establishes that common carriers, including railroads and subways, have a responsibility to exercise reasonable care when operating their trains to ensure passenger safety. Any conduct by a common carrier that puts passengers at risk is considered negligent.
Federal Employers' Liability Act (FELA)
FELA is a federal law that safeguards railroad personnel injured on the job, regardless of whether the injury occurred in a railyard, on a track, or in an office setting.
The liable parties in a train accident in New York are those that have contributed to the occurrence. This includes train drivers, railroad companies operating or owning the train or track, as well as local city or county train manufacturers.
When facing the complexities of a train accident case, seeking the assistance of experienced train accident lawyers, such as those at Dalbir Singh & Associates, P.C., is crucial to ensure your rights are protected and you receive the compensation you deserve.
In the aftermath of a train accident, you have the potential to pursue various types of compensation to address the impact of the incident:
Accident-Related Current and Future Medical Costs
If you sustained injuries in a train accident, you have the right to file a claim for current and future medical expenses directly associated with the incident.
In the event that the train accident caused you to miss work and experience a loss of income, you can file a claim for the wages you were unable to earn during that time.
Pain And Suffering
If you endured physical and emotional pain and suffering that would not have occurred under normal circumstances, you are entitled to seek compensation for the distress you have endured.
If the train accident resulted in damage to or the destruction of your personal property, you have the option to seek compensation for the value of the property that was affected, from the party responsible for the accident.
If you tragically lost a loved one in a train accident, you have the right to pursue a wrongful death lawsuit to seek compensation for the loss of their life.
Contact a New York Train Accident Lawyer
If you or a loved one has been involved in a train accident, it is important to seek guidance from a skilled New York train accident lawyer who can provide you with the necessary legal support and help you navigate the complex process of seeking compensation. Contact us today to schedule a free consultation to discuss your case and explore your options for pursuing a claim.
If you are involved in a train accident in New York City, it is important to prioritize your safety and seek medical attention for any injuries. Report the incident to the appropriate authorities and consider consulting with an experienced personal injury attorney.
Several parties may be held liable for a train accident in New York City, including train operators, maintenance companies, manufacturers, government entities, and others responsible for ensuring safe operations and maintenance of the train system.
Train accidents in New York City can occur due to various factors, including derailments, collisions, mechanical failures, track defects, human error, signal malfunctions, inadequate maintenance, or negligent operations.
Yes, if you are injured in a train accident in New York City due to someone else's negligence, you may be eligible to file a personal injury claim. An attorney can help evaluate your case and guide you through the legal process.
In a train accident personal injury claim, you may seek compensation for medical expenses, pain and suffering, lost wages, future medical costs, disability or disfigurement, emotional distress, and other damages resulting from the accident.
Yes, there is a time limit, known as the statute of limitations, to file a personal injury claim for a train accident in New York City. It is crucial to consult with an attorney promptly to ensure your claim is filed within the required timeframe.
An experienced personal injury attorney can help investigate the accident, gather evidence, identify liable parties, calculate damages, negotiate with insurance companies, and advocate for your rights to secure fair compensation for your injuries and losses.
Train accidents involving MTA trains in New York City may involve specific legal considerations due to the involvement of a government entity. It is important to consult with an attorney familiar with the complexities of suing government entities to navigate the legal process effectively.
Yes, if a loved one has died in a train accident in New York City, you may be eligible to file a wrongful death claim. A wrongful death claim seeks compensation for the loss of the deceased person's companionship, financial support, and other damages suffered by surviving family members.
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