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Train Accident Lawyers in NY

If You Have Been Hurt in a Train Accident, Call Alonso Krangle, LLP Today to Get Help Collecting Compensation for Your Injuries

Railroad Accidents Are Complex, and an Experienced New York Attorney Can Help

There are thousands of train accidents each year. According to the Federal Railroad Administration, there were over 11,000 railroad accidents/incidents in 2018. These accidents caused hundreds of deaths and thousands of injuries to drivers, railroad passengers, workers, and bystanders.

Train crashes are complicated for a variety of reasons. Freight trains and passenger trains are highly regulated by complicated rules and laws, government agencies, and corporations. A single negligent act can cause an accident to occur months or years later. There are often multiple parties responsible for a railroad accident. Compiling and analyzing all of the facts takes skill and patience. Insurance companies, in the meantime, may be pushing to settle train accident claims for as little as they can, leaving victims without the compensation they need.

If you suffered injuries in a railroad accident, contact our attorneys at Alonso Krangle, LLP today and find out how we can help you navigate your claim. You need to have someone advocating for your legal rights, to collect the fair compensation you deserve.

Types of Train Accidents Seen in New York and the North East

All train accidents can cause catastrophic injuries and damage. We have all seen pictures of passenger trains derailing or hitting cars at railroad crossings. But these accidents represent only a portion of the railroad accidents that actually occur. There are actually a wide range of injuries caused by train accidents, which may be caused by:

  • Defective signals
  • Defective gates
  • Car/train collisions
  • Train/Train crashes
  • Derailments
  • Obstacles on tracks
  • Weather
  • Defective train equipment
  • Defective tracks
  • Train crossings
  • Trains and pedestrians
  • Passenger trains
  • Freight trains

If you were hurt in a train accident, seek help from a lawyer experienced in handling train crash cases. Contact Alonso Krangle, LLP to ensure you have a strong New York attorney fighting for your right to recover compensation.

Negligent Acts that Can Cause Railroad Accidents

Determining the cause of a train crash is not easy. There may be dozens of factors that play into an accident, and dozens of parties that may each be responsible in some way. When you consider the level of regulation governing railroads in the US, determining if and when negligence occurred and whether it caused the crash is a task best left to those with experience.

Railroads Have a Legal Duty to Protect the Public

Railroads have legal obligations and owe a duty of care to their passengers, employees, and the public. When that duty is violated, and results in an accident and injuries, that party can be held liable. Common ways that negligence causes train accidents include:

Conductor negligence:

  • Driving while fatigued
  • Driving under the influence of prescription or illegal drugs
  • Driving under the influence of alcohol
  • Driving the train while distracted
  • Speeding

Employer negligence:

  • Failing to train employees
  • Failing to supervise employees
  • Negligently hiring employees
  • Violating industry standards, rules or regulations

Negligence related to equipment (manufacturer, worker, employer, mechanic may be liable):

  • Faulty or broken gates
  • Faulty or broken train brakes
  • Faulty or broken car parts
  • Broken or defective signals
  • Broken switches
  • Failing to maintain or inspect equipment
  • Failing to secure freight properly
  • Poorly maintain track safety

Other negligent parties that can cause train accidents may include distracted car drivers, distracted pedestrians, construction workers, trespassers and others.

Pursue Monetary Damages for Your Injuries

If you were hurt in a train accident, your injuries might be severe. Spinal cord injuries, broken bones, brain trauma, and back injuries are common. Unfortunately, some of these injuries also result in the death of the victims.

In the aftermath of a train collision, injured victims may require immediate medical care including surgery. Afterwards, they may have long recovery cycles, require physical therapy and pain medication. Many victims may be unable to work while they recover. Those who suffer catastrophic injuries may never fully recover. They might need full-time nursing care or repeated surgeries.

Injuries from train accidents are not just physical. Victims of train accidents might also suffer from severe emotional trauma and anxiety. Financial injuries can also devastate a family, especially if the victim can no longer work.

Whether you seek a fair settlement from an insurance company or an award in court, you may be able to receive money related to:

  • Doctor bills
  • Lost wages
  • Future income
  • Pain and suffering
  • Disfigurement
  • Medical equipment or devices
  • Scarring
  • Permanent disability
  • Hospital charges
  • Physical therapy
  • Occupational therapy
  • Psychological counseling
  • Death

If you are suffering after a railroad accident, you need help navigating the complexities of a claim. Let Alonso Krangle, LLP take care of securing your monetary compensation while you focus on recovering from your injuries.

Contact Alonso Krangle, LLP, New York Train Accident Attorneys

If you or a loved one was involved in a train accident, you need help. Whether the victim is a pedestrian, train passenger, railroad employee or car driver, the injuries can be devastating. Collecting monetary damages from the parties that caused the accident and your injuries can be an essential step towards recovery.

Call Alonso Krangle, LLP at 516-350-5555 for a free case evaluation. You deserve to have someone on your side fighting for your right to recover the maximum amount of damages the law allows. Call today.

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I was involved in an accident and needed a good Personal Injury Attorney. A friend referred me to David Krangle of Alonso Krangle LLP. After my initial phone conversation with David, I was confident that I found the right Attorney. David was not only extremely thorough, he kept me updated on every stage of my case. Most importantly, he was always available for questions and followed-up promptly. In most cases, the same day. Since there was a 3-hour time zone difference, I was very appreciative from a client stand point.

With his expertise and guidance, I had a successful outcome. I felt very fortunate that David and his wonderful staff represented me.

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They do what they say
They do what they say. With me they were very professional in every way possible.
N. J.
The world needs more people like yourself

I want to thank you for your kindness and compassionate communication through this process. I truly want to thank you for your time and for being such an advocate for people! The world needs more people like yourself .

All my best to you,

Mil gracias y que Dios lo bendiga
Buenas tardes Abogado para mi y mi familia fue un placer haber con sus eficientes servicios como nuestro abogado mil gracias y que Dios lo bendiga y lo siga acompañado en todos los casos que se le presenten y salga victorioso gracias 🙏
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Thank You From The Bottom Of My Heart For All Your Help


I just want to thank you from the bottom of my heart for all your help. Tonight is the first night since January that I can finally breath a sigh of relief. Your determination and dedication to my case was by far beyond what I could ever imagined.

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I wanted to thank Alonso Krangle for helping me with my case. Not only were they able to get me much needed compensation for my injuries, but they kept in contact with me and explained every step of the process. They treated me like I was family.
Exceptional law firm
Exceptional law firm with wonderful & helpful staff
I. D.
Thank you for your years of service

I want to take this opportunity to again say thank you for your years of service working on my case, I sincerely appreciate you.


Dave Krangle Worked Restlessly On This Case Until We Won
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Kept Us Informed Every Step Of The Way And Made Sure All Our Questions Were Answered
David came recommended to me from a member of my family and now I know why . He achieved a very good result for my case. He kept us informed every step of the way and made sure all our questions were answered.
I appreciate both of you lawyers
I appreciate both of you lawyers… You will do good for new clients!
Exceeded My Expectations
Thank you for your persistence…. Once again, I thank you for your expertise in my case. You’ve exceeded my expectations.
Making Sure I Get All The Therapy I needed Very Concerned About Your Situation On Your Side Taking Care Of All The Legal Issues
Where should I start from day one Mr. Krangle was on the phone for me making sure I get all the therapy I needed , Hes great about getting back to you right away should he happen to miss your call. Although, hes usually available. He is extremely attentive, and informative throughout the whole process. Its already stressful enough situation with all your injuries, doctors appointments, etc., so its good to have someone on your side taking care of all the legal issues. He is also very concerned about your situation .. Always stayed in contact he was just a phone call away literally .. If I can give him 10 stars I will. Hes the guy to see Thanks for everything, David -NF
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I love the whole damn firm!

I really only have just a statement. I LOVE YOU!! I also LOVE Alonso, I LOVE Krangle… I love the whole damn firm!

I definitely know the pain and suffering I went through… but I never thought you guys would be able to pull something off this awesome.

Much much love to my favorite people in New York… and about 47 other states.

Absolutely Instrumental in Helping Me Expose Medicare Fraud That My Former Employer Was Engaging In
When you have to fight Goliath you better call David. Dave was absolutely instrumental in helping me expose Medicare fraud that my former employer (one of the largest pharmaceutical companies in the world) was engaging in. Dave took the time to listen to my concerns and my evidence. He worked tirelessly to bring the best resources to table so that our case would be investigated thoroughly and prosecuted. In the end, the Goliath was defeated thanks to Dave!
Mark W
My highest recommendation!
David – You are very smart, honest, knowledgeable and efficient! My highest recommendation! Any interested persons may contact me, Best,
Mr. S
Thank you very much Mr. Andres for having won my case
I am very grateful for your excellent work, everything was professional. Thank you for giving me tranquility and for having so much patience with me and for the success and for the sweetness of Leslie. Once again, thank you very much Mr. Andres for having won my case.

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