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Railroad Accidents
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Railroad Accidents

Railroad Accidents

The laws regarding railroad accidents are more complex than auto accident laws

Were you—

  • Injured while working for the railroad?
  • Involved in a railroad crossing accident?
  • Injured in a collision between a train and a car?
  • A passenger on a train that derailed?

Whether you are a passenger or an employee of a railroad, if you are injured in a railroad accident, you can be compensated for your injuries, disabilities, and lost wages.  The NYC accident lawyers of Barasch McGarry Salzman & Penson, PC have the experience and knowledge of complex federal and New York railroad law and work hard to get the compensation that you and your family deserve after a devastating accident.

If you are a railroad employee, the Federal Employers Liability Act (FELA) protects you.  Since 1908, FELA makes it the responsibility of the railroad to prove that it is not at fault in any way for an injury to its employees. Still, you should know that any investigations conducted by or for the railroad are for the benefit of the railroad.  Ultimately, any information gained is used to minimize the potential for the railroad to compensate its employees for damages suffered on the job. So contact an attorney as soon after the accident as possible.

Barasch McGarry Salzman & Penson, PC attorneys are experienced railroad lawyers who, together with investigators and accident reconstruction experts, can analyze the cause of your accident and build a case to maximize your compensation.  We are trial attorneys who seek favorable jury verdicts for our clients, but we are also skilled negotiators if a settlement is in your best interest.

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For a free consultation with a Barasch McGarry Salzman & Penson, PC railroad accident attorney, call 212.385.8000 or contact us online.