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Train Accident Attorney

Train Accident Attorney

Many individuals throughout New York rely on trains to get around. Whether it is the subway, commuter trains, such as Amtrak, or other trains, they are an extremely common and efficient mode of transportation. However, it is possible for accidents to occur with these trains, leaving passengers severely and often fatally injured. If you or a loved one has been injured in a train accident, you should have an attorney on your side who can fight for your rights.

At the law offices of Hacker Murphy, we are a group of dedicated legal professionals that help clients take action after a train accident. Whether the train derailed, struck another train, or was involved in another type of accident, our attorneys can provide clients with information that allows them to make educated decisions about how we proceed with the case. It is important to us that clients get the compensation they deserve for lost wages, medical bills, pain and suffering, and any other losses or injuries that occurred as the result of the train accident. Contact us today to discuss your train accident injuries during a consultation at our firm.

Train Accident Victim Rights in NY

Derailments, train collisions, and other train accidents often are the result of operator negligence. Our Albany, NY-based law firm can investigate the case and work to determine what the root cause of the accident was. Once the cause of the accident can be determined, we can file suit against any and all negligent parties that contributed to the injuries you have suffered, including:

  • Spinal cord injuries and paralysis
  • Traumatic brain injuries
  • Closed head injuries
  • Broken bones
  • Burns
  • Lacerations and abrasions
  • Amputations
  • Train Track and Train Crossing Injuries

When train crossings are not properly marked or secured, devastating accidents can occur. Trains are moving at an extremely high rate of speed and if they collide with a vehicle that is on the tracks due to the lack of proper signage, lights, security arms, and other safety measures, individuals can be instantly killed. Our firm handles all types of train tracks and train crossing accidents that have resulted in severe injuries and death.

Contact an Experienced NY Train Accident Lawyer Today

Let us help you understand your rights and legal options after a train accident or other mass transit accident.

Hacker Murphy also represents clients with the following injury cases:

Contact us for a free consultation by phone or schedule a confidential in-person meeting with an attorney at one of our four convenient offices in Albany, Schenectady, Troy, or Saratoga Springs, NY. Flexible appointments, including evenings and weekends, are available upon request.

Have Questions?

We Have Answers!
  • If I hire an attorney but do not want to go to trial, can I settle?
    In the course of preparing a case for trial, your personal injury attorney will work with the defense attorneys and insurance companies in an effort to secure a fair settlement for you and your family. The final decision to accept an offer of settlement or go to trial is yours alone to make.
    Contact us now to discuss your case with one of our experienced attorneys.
  • If arrested, what steps can I take on my behalf?

    1. Do not discuss your situation with anyone except your attorney.

    2. Unless your attorney says otherwise, do not discuss your case with law enforcement.

    3. Request to have your attorney present if you are to be put in a lineup or subjected to testing.

    4. Remain calm and courteous. Allow your attorney to speak for you to ensure that your rights are protected and you are given all the benefits afforded to you under the law.
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  • What is the difference between criminal procedure and civil procedure?
    When a crime has been committed, action is taken by a government agency against the person, persons, organization or other entity that violated the law. The first purpose of a criminal prosecution is punishment, which frequently consists of a fine or jail time. In a civil matter, the dispute is between two or more individuals or entities. The first purpose of a civil prosecution is obtaining compensation for the wronged person or entity. Settlement in a civil matter is generally an award of a money judgment. A criminal sentence is not imposed in a civil matter.
    Contact us now to discuss your case with one of our experienced attorneys.