Railroads are a major mode of public transport and are used to carry people as well as cargo. The United States is home to more than 500 railroads and this translates into close to 210,000 railroad crossings in the entire country. Unfortunately, a majority of railroad crossings are unprotected and these places are responsible for more than 50 percent of the railroad accidents.

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There are more than 250,000 railroad crossings on nearly 14,000 miles of railroad track in the US. Countless severe and devastating accidents take place on these tracks every year. In New York, car crashes involving trains generally result in catastrophic injuries and fatalities. Victims and their families can suffer from shock and experience mounting medical bills in the aftermath of such accidents.

Read more: Can You Sue For Injuries in a Railroad Accident in New York?

A fatal Amtrak collision occurred recently near Tacoma, Washington and the New York Times indicates that the train crash is currently under investigation.  The goal of the investigation will be to determine the direct cause of the collision and to assess what new policies or protocols, if any, need to be put in place going forward to better protect Amtrak riders. When accidents happen on Amtrak trains or on any other type of public transportation, there are added complexities associated with victims taking legal action to try to recover compensation. The rules differ for pursuing claims against government entities, and victims who need help taking action should contact a New York City catastrophic injury attorney for help as soon as possible following an accident.

Amtrak Crash Under Investigation

Read more: Amtrak Crash Investigation Focuses on Speed, Driver Distraction

SOUTHBOUND 6 TRAIN ACCIDENT LEAVES PEDESTRIAN IN CRITICAL CONDITION

MANHATTAN, NEW YORK (March 12, 2017) - A woman was critically injured after falling onto train tracks, according to DNA Info. Police have not been able to identify the woman that was hit by the train. Authorities are saying that the accident took place near the 51st Street station near Lexington Avenue. Paramedics rushed to the scene of the crash in order to treat the woman. It remains unclear how the accident occurred. Authorities are interviewing witnesses in order to try to figure out what happened. Our staff at the RMFW Law Firm were deeply saddened to learn about this tragic accident involving the Southbound 6 train.

SOUTHBOUND 6 TRAIN ACCIDENT LEAVES PEDESTRIAN IN CRITICAL CONDITION

MANHATTAN, NEW YORK (March 12, 2017) -  Police are trying to determine the identity of a woman that was hit by the Southbound 6 train around 1:26 PM. The FDNY is investigating the accident. Train accidents happen for a number of different reasons. Sometimes pedestrians simply do not see the train or miscalculate the train's speed. However, there are certain circumstances where there may be liability on the part of the MTA for the accident. For example, if there was a large crack in the ground near train tracks and someone tripped on it, then the MTA be liable under that circumstance. The RMFW Law Firm extends its deepest sympathies to the woman that was injured in this crash.

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