As much as the Long Island Railroad (LIRR) is a a part of everyday life for Long Islander’s travelling to and from New York City, the railroad can also be a significant source of danger for commuters. Every year, many people are hurt on the LIRR’s station platforms and railway cars traveling from Long Island to NYC. Death can also occur as well, in the worst of circumstances.
If you or a loved one has recently been injured while riding on the LIRR, it is in your best interest to seek legal representation; the sooner, the better. As New Yorker’s and railway riders, the attorneys at Michael J. Redenburg, Esq. PC, have been representing accident victims for more than a decade. In fact, Michael J. Redenburg worked for the Long Island Railroad as a conductor for approximately six (6) years, giving him unique knowledge and a unique perspective regarding LIRR mishaps. He knows that LIRR workers often work 6-7 days per week, to earn overtime pay, which can get exhaustive and cause LIRR personnel to become tired and wary.
The injuries sustained in LIRR accidents are many times severe and often times require significant amounts of time and money for full recovery. With our help, you’ll be able to recover the damages owed to you and begin the recovery process without worrying about the financial burden LIRR accidents can lead to.
The statute of limitations in the state of New York limits the time in which you can file a suit. Additionally, you may need to compile documentation involving train accidents very quickly. The longer you wait to file your claim, the harder it will be to build the best possible case for you.
Evidence, memories, and witnesses tend to fade or disappear all-together as time goes by, making it harder to make your case unless you contact an experienced NYC personal injury law firm immediately. Call Michael J. Redenburg, Esq., PC, at (212) 240-9465 for a free consultation, and we’ll help you get started on the road to recovery.
What Kind of Railroad Accidents Do You Handle?
Unfortunately, accidents on and around the LIRR platforms are not limited to the railroad cars themselves. Whether you’ve been struck by an LIRR train or held-up at gunpoint while waiting for a train, our firm can help. Even if you’ve slipped and fallen on the stairs while walking to an LIRR station, you may be able to obtain financial compensation if you can prove that negligence played a significant factor in causing your injuries. No matter what the circumstances, the NYC Personal Injury Attorneys at Michael J. Redenburg, Esq. PC, have the experience, knowledge, and resources to represent your interests.
Who Is Responsible for a Subway Accident?
In general, because the LIRR monitors, maintains, and provides upkeep on the hundreds of miles of track between NYC and eastern Long Island, it is usually held accountable for accidents. If the LIRR fails to provide a safe and secure environment for commuters to use the railroad, it can most definitely be held liable. However, there may be more than one at-fault party involved, which is why it is important to talk with an experienced personal injury attorney as soon as possible after your railway accident. While you may assume that the LIRR is the party that can be held liable for your accident, there may be multiple other parties that contributed toward your injuries and that should ultimately be held accountable for their actions or inactions.
Sometimes things can happen that make an LIRR train leave the rails. This is called derailment. This may be a relatively minor situation, like a partial derailment, or a far more serious one where the train goes completely off the track and flips onto its side. Even in a relatively minor derailment, riders can be injured and the whole experience can be traumatic.
In a derailment, the ultimate cause of the accident usually indicates whether some sort of negligence played a part in the accident. While it is true that sometimes accidents just happen, LIRR trains are massive systems designed with oversight, overseen federally, and built to keep them running safely for a long period of time. A lot of time and money goes into making sure the LIRR system is safe, so when something like a derailment happens, it often times means that one or more people made a mistake that caused it, such as leaving debris on the tracks or failing to maintain safety standards.
Who Is Liable After a Derailment?
Liability boils down to proving negligence and then proving that the negligent act directly resulted in an injury. In some cases, only a single person or agency might be held liable, while in other cases, there can be multiple parties or individuals who are liable. In an LIRR derailment, for example, caused by a piece of a rail that is left on the tracks, there may be multiple potential defendants. While the LIRR railway workers who left the rail behind may be liable for the derailment, there can be others involved as well. The managers or gang-foremen and others higher up in the LIRR ranks, could have told them to leave the rail behind, or it could be part of common practice and procedure that is known to be unsafe. These are all liability concerns that can be very difficult to explore without an experienced attorney to explore all of the evidence from every angle.
Why Should I Hire a New York City LIRR Accident Lawyer?
When filing a lawsuit against the LIRR, you need a law firm that has the experience to properly represent you. Michael J. Redenburg, Esq. PC has been in business for over a decade, and has represented countless victims who were hurt due to the negligence of others. We have the track record and reputation to prove it, and our case results speak for themselves. Don’t let your chance to recovery disappear. Contact a NY LIRR Accident Lawyer today to set up a free consultation at (212) 240-9465.