New York Railroad Crossing Signal Malfunction Lawyers
The proper functioning of crossing signals used to warn workers and other drivers of train crossings is crucial to the safety of all these parties, as a malfunction or defect in these signals could cause devastating and traumatic accidents. Because of the danger that train accidents pose to train workers, New York enacted the Federal Employers Liability Act (FELA), which allows injured workers or the families of workers killed in accidents to pursue legal action against railroad companies when their negligence results in a train accident.
Allowing a crossing signal to become defective or malfunction is a definite act of negligence on the part of a railroad company, and something for which the company should be held responsible when it causes an accident. To learn more about how you may be eligible to file under FELA for full compensation, contact a FELA attorney from Hach & Rose, LLP, today at (212) 779-0057.
The Dangers of Malfunctioning Crossing Signals
Railroad companies have a responsibility to their employees to give them well-maintained, working safety and warning systems so collisions are prevented. However, they often fail to ensure that these signals are working correctly, causing:
- Workers on the tracks could be struck by an oncoming train
- Workers on the tracks could sustain injuries from flying debris as a result of a collision
- Workers on the train could be injured in a collision with another train
When workers are harmed or killed due to these repercussions of an improperly working signal, they or their loved ones should not be the one to bear the burden of these losses and injuries.
If your railroad accident injuries were caused by your employer’s negligent lack of care in addressing broken or defective crossing signals, you may be entitled to pursue full financial compensation for your injuries through a FELA lawsuit. To discuss your options in further detail with a qualified legal professional, contact a New York railroad crossing signal malfunction lawyers of Hach & Rose, LLP, by calling (212) 779-0057 today.