Railroad Worker Injuries and FELA: What You Should Know

Posted September 28th, 2017 by .

Categories: Personal Injury.

The work of a railroad worker can be extremely dangerous. You not only have to worry about the giant machinery you have to work with day in and day out but you also have to worry about the dangers of derailments. So what happens if you are injured while on the job as a railroad […]

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What Causes a Train Derailment?

Posted July 7th, 2017 by .

Categories: Personal Injury.

Last night, a New Jersey Transit train had derailed just after entering Pennsylvania Station in New York. Although there were about 100 to 150 people on board at the time of the accident, it’s not known if anyone was injured in the accident and it was called a “minor NJT derailment.” It seems like every […]

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Railroad Crossing Accidents: What You Need to Know

Posted March 17th, 2017 by .

Categories: Personal Injury.

There have been a few horrific train accidents in the news in the past couple of weeks. In Biloxi, Mississippi, a train had collided with a tour bus, killing four and injuring 40 others. This week in Charlotte, North Carolina, a light rail train had hit a truck, killing the driver. What do these two accidents […]

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Why Do Commuter Train Accidents Occur?

Posted September 29th, 2016 by .

Categories: Personal Injury.

This morning’s commuter train accident in Hoboken was a tragic event. According to latest news reports, the train had crashed into a platform inside the NJ Transit terminal early Thursday morning. The crash not only injured many, but caused major damage to the station itself, including a collapsed roof. Since it was during morning rush […]

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Five Details You Need to Know About Mass Transit Accidents

Posted May 31st, 2016 by .

Categories: Personal Injury.

Mass transit accidents can be frightening experiences.  Whether you are using the light rail, commuter train, bus, or jitney, you feel at the mercy of the vehicle operator.  There is some important information you need to know about these types of accidents.  We’re happy to provide it to you. It’s important to see legal counsel […]

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Who’s to Blame If You Were Injured in a Train Derailment

Posted April 4th, 2016 by .

Categories: Personal Injury.

Train accidents seem to be happening more frequently lately. This weekend alone saw three different train accidents, including one that left two dead after the train struck a maintenance vehicle just outside of Philadelphia on Sunday. The recent derailments have brought up safety concerns. Although Amtrak has made efforts to make the railroads much safer, […]

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What to Do If you Are Injured in a Train Accident

Posted May 15th, 2015 by .

Categories: Personal Injury.

This week’s Amtrak derailment in Philadelphia is currently bringing up more questions than answers. Reports say that the train was moving at a very high speed before it derailed, killing eight people and injuring hundreds. Congress had quickly acted after the accident, blaming Amtrak for the accident and for stalling a mandate that would force […]

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What Should You Do After a Train Accident?

Posted January 21st, 2015 by .

Categories: Personal Injury.

It never ends well. A car trying to outrun a train will lose the race time and time again. Recently, a 3-year-old was killed and a grandfather was ejected from his car after it was hit by a NJ Transit train. According to reports, the driver of the vehicle had tried to cross the tracks, […]

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Who is At Fault After a Mass Transit Accident?

Posted January 2nd, 2015 by .

Categories: Personal Injury.

We’ve all used mass transit at one time or another. Whether it’s to get to work in the morning or taking a quick trip to the city, public transportation – such as buses, taxis, or commuter trains – can get us where we want to go without worrying about driving. We are also putting our safety […]

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Who is at Fault in a Train Accident Involving a Vehicle?

Posted October 7th, 2014 by .

Categories: Auto Accidents.

Nothing good can come when a car tries to beat a train across the tracks.  This past weekend, an Elizabeth driver thought his Scion could outrun a light rail train.  He learned otherwise when the train crashed into his car.  The accident occurred near the Liberty State Park station in Jersey City.  Miraculously, the driver […]

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