If you or a loved one has sustained serious personal injuries as a result of a railroad or subway crash in New York or anywhere in the United States, consulting a qualified train accident attorney should be your top priority.
When you hire the firm of De Caro & Kaplen, LLP to represent you, you receive counsel from nationally recognized legal experts who are knowledgeable in complex train accident litigation. In addition to being skilled attorneys, Shana and Michael are passionate victim advocates who believe railway companies and operators should be held accountable for their negligence. Our clients’ interests are the focus of every case we handle.
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A Track Record You Can Feel Good About
For more than 40 years, attorneys Shana De Caro and Michael Kaplen have been helping train collision victims recover their losses and move forward with their lives. They have a long history of obtaining substantial settlements for our clients, who have endured injuries ranging from back and hip fractures to traumatic brain injury. Shana and Michael are also members of the Railroad Accident Trial Lawyers Association.
What Kinds of Train Accident Cases Do We Take On?
De Caro & Kaplen, LLP represents passengers, employees, and bystanders hurt in railway accidents throughout New York City and New York State. These accidents involve:
- New York City Subway
- Long Island Railroad
- Metro North
- Amtrak, Conrail, CSX, and other railroad freight carriers
Attorney Michael Kaplen Weighs in on New York Train Derailment
A Metro-North train was traveling at an excessive rate of speed when it flew off a sharp curve, killing four passengers and injuring more than 60 others. Kaplen warns injured passengers not to delay in their pursuit of legal action against the railroad.
Our attorneys have found that in many cases, accidents involving subways, commuter trains, and freight trains are preventable. The most common causes of train derailments and collisions are poor maintenance of railroad cars, tracks, and signals as well as the error of engineers and conductors. Railroad crossing accidents are often avoidable if the rail company had properly designed and maintained the gate crossing.
Train accidents don’t always involve a crash or derailment, however. Bystanders can slip and fall beneath a train and be crushed. Railroad workers can be injured as well, especially when they’re not provided with the proper tools, training, and equipment to ensure their safety while on the job. An unsafe worksite and unsafe railroad cars that lead to injury are the railroad’s responsibility and they can be held liable to any railroad worker.
We Go Above and Beyond to Prove Your Injuries
At De Caro & Kaplen, LLP, we know how train accident injuries can devastate your finances, future, and physical and emotional well-being—and we take the steps necessary to prove the full extent of your injuries in a court of law. The preparation of your case starts with an investigation into the factors that caused your accident. Our approach involves:
- Reconstructing the accident with the help of specialists
- Reviewing police reports
- Examining railroad safety regulations
- Reviewing maintenance records for the train or subway car
- Interviewing eyewitnesses
- Examining the operator’s history
Our lawyers also work with a team of professionals to gain a clear understanding of the impact of your injuries. We strive to maximize compensation by considering not only medical costs, but also lost wages, future healthcare expenses, and even emotional suffering.
Work Directly With a Firm Partner
Filing a lawsuit can be stressful. But our partners maintain a limited caseload in order to provide attentive client support and eliminate as much anxiety as possible. You’ll feel confident knowing you have a qualified attorney by your side at every step of your case.
No Up-Front Costs to Worry About
Concerned about the costs of hiring a lawyer? Don’t be. You pay no attorney fees unless we win a settlement or favorable judgment on your behalf.
Areas We Serve
Our train accident lawyers serve the entire State of New York including New York City, the Bronx, Brooklyn, Manhattan, Staten Island and Queens. We also serve Nassau and Suffolk, Rockland, Westchester Counties, Albany, Buffalo, Rochester and Syracuse and surrounding areas.
Call Our Train Accident Attorneys Today at 1 (866) 272-4652
When it comes to initiating train accident lawsuits, there are strict time constraints in place. That’s why it’s important to act now. Contact us today to discuss your case.