Train Derailment Attorneys in New York

New York Attorneys help victims of terrible train derailment seek compensation for their injuries.

Fight for your right to compensation. We can help!

At Hecht Kleeger & Damashek, P.C., we are committed to helping the victims and families of railroad accidents and train derailments seek compensation for their injuries and / or losses.

According to the Federal Railroad Administration Office of Safety Analysis, thousands of train accidents occur every year, many causing serious injury, death, and the release of hazardous materials. In 2013 alone, at least 833 train derailments occurred, accounting for approximately 72.5% of all train-related accidents. One of deadliest train derailments of 2013 happened right here in New York on Metro-North’s Hudson Line. If you or someone you love were injured in a train derailment, contact Hecht Kleeger & Damashek, P.C.

What caused the accident?

Determining the causal factor(s) of the train derailment is crucial to successfully seeking compensation for the injury or loss of life that occurred. Accordingly, at Hecht Kleeger & Damashek, P.C., we are prepared to thoroughly investigate the details of the derailment in order to identify the cause of the accident.

Some of the most common causes of train derailments that we can examine during our investigation are:

  • Brake system failure
  • Negligent engineering
  • Negligent hiring
  • Poorly trained employees
  • Improper train and track maintenance
  • Mechanical failure

Hecht Kleeger & Damashek, P.C., is actively investigating the cause of the accident and filing claims against the MTA.

How Hecht Kleeger & Damashek, P.C., Can Help

Backed by more than 75 years of collective experience, our team of NYC train derailment lawyers is ready to help you seek compensation for the accident in which you were involved. We are a law firm that is dedicated to protecting the rights of the seriously injured in New York and we are ready to do the same for you.

Just some of the benefits of working with Hecht Kleeger & Damashek, P.C., are:

  • More than $200 million recovered in settlements for clients
  • Member of the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum®
  • Selected for inclusion in Super Lawyers®
  • Free consultations

Every consultation with an attorney from our firm is offered free of upfront fees. Our contingency fee policy allows for complimentary legal representation through the duration of your train derailment case. We only charge for our services if we are successful in obtaining a favorable settlement or verdict on your behalf.