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New York City Train Operator Error Attorneys

The New York train accident lawyers of Hach & Rose, LLP are here to help you if you were hurt in an accident caused by operator error. As a passenger, you expected to get to your destination safely, and you trusted the train operator to behave responsibly. If they failed to follow industry standards and reasonable care, you might be able to hold the train company responsible.

At Hach & Rose, LLP, our train operator error lawyers are ready to stand up for you if you’ve been hurt in a train accident in New York or the surrounding areas. We have decades of experience handling train accident claims, especially ones that involve operator error. It is our goal to get you the compensation that you need to pay your bills, support your family, and move on with your life. We work on a contingency-fee basis, which means that you won’t owe us a thing for our services until we win your case. Contact us to schedule a free, no-obligation consultation. Chat with us live on our website, fill out our email form, or call (212) 779-0057 today.

Do I Need a Lawyer?

Due to the immense weight of trains and the high speeds at which they travel, an accident can have devastating and often deadly consequences.  An accident caused by a negligent train operator can be challenging to deal with because it could likely have been prevented with a measure of care and caution. If you were hurt or if you lost a loved one in a train accident, you deserve compensation and justice.

An attorney can help get you the compensation that you need to pay for costly medical expenses, lost wages, and other costs associated with the crash. An experienced train accident attorney will work to get you the maximum amount possible for your claim and will accept a low-ball settlement offer from the train company. At Hach & Rose, LLP, our lawyers will ensure that your needs are met. We will work hard to get you the best outcome possible.

Why Choose Hach & Rose, LLP?

If you are seriously hurt in a train accident or if someone you love was killed in a tragic crash, you need an experienced law firm on your side. Don’t trust your case to an apathetic or inexperienced attorney. Turn to a firm that has experience with train accident cases specifically, and choose a firm that has a track record of successful verdicts and settlements on behalf of its clients.

With over a 100 years of combined experience, Hach & Rose, LLP has secured over $250 million and counting in verdicts and settlements for our clients and their families. We treat each case the same, regardless of whether their case is worth $1,000 or $100,000. People consistently choose Hach & Rose, LLP over other law firms because of our reputation and experience in handling train accidents caused by operator error. You deserve full and fair compensation for your injuries, and the attorneys at Hach & Rose, LLP will work hard to get you that compensation. Contact us today at (212) 779-0057 so we can begin helping you with your claim.

Legal Standard for Railroad Operators

Train companies and operators are considered “common carriers.” Common carriers are entities that transport goods or people, and they are held to a higher standard of care. Train companies and operators have a legal duty to ensure the safety of their passengers and make sure that they reach their destination safely. If you are hurt in an accident caused by operator error, the train company can be held liable for their negligence. Common carriers are responsible for injuries that occur during transportation if the injuries resulted could have been prevented by using greater care.

Responsibilities When Operating a Train

Operating a train is a challenging job. Among the many duties of the train operator, they must be aware of the following things:

  • The safety of passengers
  • Communicating train’s movement with others involved
  • Being aware of the train’s surroundings
  • Mechanical inspections
  • Appropriate and frequent signaling

If someone in charge of operating a train fails to do even one of these tasks, the results can be deadly. Their negligence may cost passengers their lives and may have lasting consequences for everyone involved.

Common Errors in Operating a Train

Operating a train requires attention and awareness. Operators have the safety of their passengers in their hands, and they should not take that task lightly. There are many ways an error can happen when operating a train, but the three most common errors are signal passing, train speed, and signaling or dispatching. Often, these errors are made due to:

  • An operator who was under the influence of drugs or alcohol
  • A failure to yield to other trains
  • A blatant disregard for weather conditions
  • A lack of attention to damages or obstructions on the tracks

If the train operator fails to conduct themselves responsibly, they are putting people’s lives at risk. If an accident occurs, injured individuals might be eligible to file a personal injury claim. If someone dies in an accident caused by operator error, the family of the deceased could file a wrongful death claim against the train company.

Contact Us

If you or a loved one has been injured in a train accident and operator error was to blame, contact the New York train accident attorneys at Hach & Rose, LLP today. We are ready to stand up for your rights. Contact us today at (212) 779-0057, fill out a contact form, or chat with us live on our website to discuss your legal options.

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