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In the bustling metropolis of New York City, trains serve as the lifeline for millions. It offers a swift and reliable mode of transportation amidst the chaos of city traffic and limited parking options, extending the city’s reach to distant locales like Connecticut and Washington D.C. This massive reliance on trains underscores the necessity for their safety and efficiency. However, despite rigorous efforts, train accidents, ranging from minor to severe, occur more frequently than desired, leaving passengers and bystanders at risk of train accident injuries.

If you or a loved one has fallen victim to such an incident through no fault of your own, it is crucial to seek the expertise of New York City train accident lawyers. The experienced train accident attorneys at Harris, Keenan & Goldfarb are well-versed in navigating these complex train accident cases, ensuring you receive the compensation you rightfully deserve. Contact us at 800-PAIN-LAW for a comprehensive evaluation of your train accident case.


Understanding Train Accident Claims in New York

The legal landscape surrounding train accidents in New York is complex, governed by a myriad of local laws and regulations. Victims of train accidents face a challenging path, from the initial investigation and insurance claims to the potential negotiation, settlement, or trial phases. These cases often involve scrutinizing the maintenance records of the train and station, the conduct of the train operator, and the safety measures in place at the time of the accident. Investigations often involve coordination with the National Transportation Safety Board and the Metropolitan Transportation Authority to establish the series of events leading to the accident, with a focus on the railroad industry and the responsible parties.

The statute of limitations for filing a train accident claim also plays a critical role, making it imperative for victims to act swiftly. The NYC train accident attorneys at Harris, Keenan & Goldfarb possess an in-depth understanding of these proceedings, guiding you through each step with precision and care.

Why Choose a New York Train Accident Lawyer from Harris, Keenan & Goldfarb

Our law firm has a proven track record of resolving train accident lawsuits where a train crash was caused by a variety of factors, including signal failures, operator error, or mechanical defects. Handling such intricate cases requires not only an understanding of the technical aspects of how a train accident caused significant damage and injury but also a strategic approach to litigation that ensures all responsible parties are held accountable.

Our team is equipped with the expertise and resources to tackle the complexities of train accident litigation, from conducting thorough investigations to engaging in rigorous negotiations with insurance companies and public transportation entities like the Long Island Railroad and Port Authority Trans Hudson.

Our commitment to achieving justice for our clients drives us to pursue the maximum compensation possible, reflecting our dedication to safeguarding the well-being and financial stability of those we represent.

Common Causes and Effects of Train Accidents in New York

Understanding the various causes and types of train accidents in New York is essential for both prevention and legal recourse. Investigating train accidents often involves examining how train tracks are maintained and the role of railroad workers in these incidents. These incidents can stem from mechanical failures, poor track maintenance or errors by railroad workers, adverse weather conditions, and poorly maintained stations and platforms. Train derailments, such as the notable New York train derailment, and train collisions are particularly devastating forms of accidents that often result in serious injuries and significant medical expenses.

The resulting injuries can include injury train accidents which often incur medical bills and future medical expenses. Recognizing these factors not only helps in fostering safer train operations but also in establishing negligence in legal claims. If you have suffered from such an injury, the New York train accident lawyers at Harris, Keenan & Goldfarb are here to help. Our expertise in this specific area of personal injury law enables us to effectively advocate for your rights and secure the compensation you deserve.

Navigating Your New York Train Accident Claim with Harris, Keenan & Goldfarb

Filing a claim for a train accident in New York involves specific steps and deadlines, notably the filing of a Notice of Claim within 90 days of the accident. The process is daunting, but with Harris, Keenan & Goldfarb by your side, you can navigate it with confidence. Our team ensures all legal requirements are met timely and accurately, focusing on building a strong case on your behalf. We understand the emotional and physical toll these accidents can take and are committed to shouldering the legal burden, allowing you to focus on your recovery. Seek medical attention immediately following any train incident to ensure that injuries are properly documented.

If you’ve been involved in a train accident in New York, don’t face the aftermath alone. The experienced train accident lawyers at Harris, Keenan & Goldfarb are ready to stand by your side, offering the guidance and legal representation you need to secure a favorable outcome. Contact us at 800-PAIN-LAW for a free consultation, and let us help you take the first step towards justice and recovery. Free case review available.

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Working with Harris Keenan & Goldfarb

STEP 1Submit Your Case for a Free Evaluation

Provide us with the details of your situation for a comprehensive and free evaluation. It’s important for us to understand the specifics of your case thoroughly. While submission does not guarantee our representation, every case is reviewed meticulously to assess how we can offer our support.

STEP 2We Handle the Details, You Focus on Recovery

If we proceed with your case, our experienced legal team will manage every aspect of your case, allowing you to concentrate on your recovery. From rigorous investigations to handling all negotiations and paperwork, we ensure that every detail is covered with the utmost professionalism and dedication.

STEP 3Pursue Comprehensive Compensation

Should we represent you, our aim is to secure the compensation you deserve for your injuries and losses. This includes covering medical bills, compensating for lost wages, and addressing pain and suffering. We commit to diligently advocating for your rights, striving for a resolution that supports your recovery and future well-being..

How a New York City Injury Lawyer Can Help:


Investigate your case and get the evidence needed to build a strong case


Help submit insurance claims


Make sure you get the medical treatment you need


Communicate and negotiate with insurance companies on your behalf


File paperwork and make sure no deadlines are missed


Represent you in court, if necessary


Get full and fair compensation for your injuries and damages

Over $500 Million in Verdicts and Settlements

Our track record showcases over $500 million won for our clients. Each victory underlines our commitment to justice and client care. Explore our impact, case by case.



A Brooklyn jury awarded Mr. Vargas $17.5 million for the City of New York’s violation of his civil rights for failing to provide him medical care while in custody. The jury found that the police officers involved failed to provide the necessary medical treatment and awarded $17.5 million to Mr. Vargas.



Harris Keenan & Goldfarb partners Seth Harris and Sheri Holland obtained a $4,730,398.00 jury verdict on behalf of our client who tripped and fell at a private apartment building in the Bronx, suffering a broken foot that developed a very painful, permanent neurological condition called Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy (“RSD”).



A Bronx jury awarded John Doe over $12 million for an accident on a construction site. John Doe was working when a piece of scaffold weighing 35 pounds fell, striking John Doe in the lower back. John Doe suffered a herniated disc requiring surgical removal of a portion of the disc and permanent nerve damage.



A Bronx jury awarded $10.5 million to the mother of Malcolm Ferguson, who was wrongfully shot and killed by the New York City Police Department. The police officer, Louis Rivera, also a defendant in the case, was found to have used excessive force in violation of Malcolm Ferguson’s civil rights as protected under the United States Constitution.



A Bronx jury awarded plaintiff William Cardoza $4 million for injuries caused by the use of excessive force during an arrest. During the arrest, Mr. Cardoza was pepper-sprayed and repeatedly hit with a police nightstick. As a result, Mr. Cardoza sustained injuries to his hand and finger.



The firm’s client, a 33-year-old teacher’s assistant, was scalded by an espresso machine that exploded while the defendant’s employee was demonstrating how the machine worked. The client was a customer at the defendant’s coffee shop on the date of the accident and suffered first-degree burns to her right (dominant) hand.



The firm represented the mother- decedent and her infant son. During the decedent’s admission to the defendant hospital, the defendant dispensed anesthesia during an epidural to the decedent in an inadequate manner. The mother-decedent suffered personal injuries and wrongful death due to the defendant’s failure to properly administer epidural anesthesia.



Mr.Brennan fell from approximately 25 feet while working on a construction project. He suffered a shattered bone in his right leg requiring surgery and hardware placement. Mr. Brennan also suffered two fractures in his facial bones, and a dislocated finger requiring surgical repair.



The firm’s client was a child with cerebral palsy who was injured as a result of medical malpractice. The firm’s clients claimed improper management of pregnancy, labor, and delivery resulting in brain damage, and received a Brooklyn personal injury settlement.



The firm’s client, a 63-year-old mentally incompetent man, slipped and fell in his own urine while attempting to walk to the bathroom at the defendant’s senior citizen home. The client fractured his hip and as a result is confined to a wheelchair for the rest of his life. The client claimed that the staff of the home failed to properly care for him, and the jury awarded $1,677,835.



The firm’s client, a 47-year-old male, slipped and fell on a public sidewalk in the Bronx. It had snowed four to five days prior to the date of the accident, and the sidewalk was covered with ice. The client suffered a lumbar fracture and a herniated disc. The jury found the city liable and awarded the client a $2,995,000 personal injury settlement in the Bronx.



A Bronx jury awarded plaintiff Luis Molina $2.61 million for injuries sustained when he fell down a subway station stairway. Mr. Molina was caused to slip and fall as a result of a plastic bag that had blown onto the steps from a street opening. As a result of the fall, Mr. Molina suffered a herniated disc and a tear of his right shoulder’s rotator cuff. The jury found that the NYC Transit Authority was liable for the accident.



A Bronx jury awarded Ms. Colon $2.25 million for a trip and fall accident. Ms. Colon was caused to fall when she moved to the right to allow another pedestrian to pass, and her foot rolled to the outside due to the sidewalk being unlevel with the adjoining grass. The jury found the defendant liable and awarded Ms. Colon $2,253,714.00 for her pain and suffering.



A Brooklyn jury awarded Arvella Floyd $1.9 million for a fractured wrist which required multiple surgeries, including an open-reduction internal fixation and a carpal tunnel release. Ms. Floyd was injured when the hot water knob of the shower fell off after numerous complaints to the superintendent, and scalding water spewed toward her, causing her to
fall and break her wrist.



A Bronx jury awarded plaintiff Juanita Young $1,350,000 for injuries caused by the use of excessive force during an arrest. During the arrest, Ms. Young, who is legally blind, was handcuffed from behind, with her children watching, and taken to the top of the stairs to exit the building. The officer proceeded to push her down the stairs multiple times.

What Our Clients Say About Us

Angelo Del GuercioAngelo Del Guercio
20:03 11 May 24
Horrible people. I lost complete confidence in this firm. Attorneys dragged their feet for 4 years and my mom died before a settlement could be reached. I advised them several times that my mom was sick to put fire under their feet but the effort was to no avail.
david Santiagodavid Santiago
18:05 21 Mar 24
Maria RoqueMaria Roque
20:49 15 Mar 24
Excellent person, very Professional, they assist you in any language, your call is always answered. I recommend you for any case of support you have, your refund is satisfactory. and fast
14:09 02 Mar 24
I am completely satisfied, and recommend Harris Keenan & Goldfarb as Attorneys to represent anyone. Their care for me physically, and overall helped me stay strong in spite of my injuries. Always available to answer questions, and inform.They got me Justice, and achieved a substantial outcome for my case.I am very impressed, and thankful for their outstanding performance on my behalf.I am very pleased, and significantly satisfied with their representation.‐-Sherylon Wilkins
Robert LennonRobert Lennon
15:26 21 Feb 24
Patient and diligence is how I describe the effort of HKG the work was thorough, honest and fair, I have no complaints. Special thanks to attorney Blake and his paralegal Thierry.
Gene Matos (fanboye)Gene Matos (fanboye)
18:48 15 Jan 24
I first crossed paths with Seth Harris when serving jury duty many years ago. He was so professional and personable, that when my mom was seeking legal counsel for medical malpractice, I told her she had to reach out to his firm. We had meetings with a few different firms, but Harris Keenan & Goldfarb was the only firm that did not try to get us to sign paperwork before even meeting. They took the time to listen and understand our situation before we signed anything, and they were transparent and responsive the whole time. I would like to give special thanks to Samantha Walton, Marla Stein, Val Wallace and Seth Harris for helping my mom through this tough time. They were honest and upfront, and even though Seth Harris wasn't personally on the case, he took the time to meet with us and give us his thoughts on it.
Solange IsaacSolange Isaac
17:52 08 Jan 24
I am pleased with the services provided by Ms Sheri on my case. The team at Harris, Keenan, & Goldfarb were very nice and explained everything to me. Everything that I had questions on they answered without frustration and were prompt and knowledgeable.6 years ago I had a slip and fall accident at my employers place of business. I reached out to them because I knew that I was being wrongfully treated. They took care of the case, restored my self confidence, and brought so much peace to my problem riddled life.I can recommend without a shadow of a doubt the services of Harris, Keenan & Goldfarb to anyone who is in need of someone who will have your back!
Brittany DempseyBrittany Dempsey
16:02 08 Jan 24
My mother had an accident with her ankle back in 2019. I immediately contacted Harris, Keenan & Goldfarb on the day of the accident. They were extremely prompt and helpful. They attended to my mother's case beautifully and she's been recovering well. I'd like to thank you for being so diligent, kind and above all professional. I'd recommend this law firm to anyone who are injured and in need of legal assistance. My mother, Andrea, and I thank you for everything.
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New York Train Accident Claim FAQs

Understanding the complexities of train accident claims in New York can be overwhelming. At Harris, Keenan & Goldfarb, we aim to provide clarity and support to those seeking legal assistance. Below are some FAQs designed to give a general overview and help guide individuals affected by train accidents. For more detailed information or to discuss your specific case, contact a New York City train accident lawyer at our firm for a free case review at 800-PAIN-LAW.

  • What should I do immediately after a train accident in New York City?

    Immediately following a train accident, prioritize your safety and health. Seek medical attention, even if you believe your injuries are minor, as some symptoms may not appear immediately. Document the accident scene by taking photos and collecting contact information from witnesses if possible.

    Report the incident to the relevant authorities and avoid discussing fault or details of the accident with insurance representatives or on social media. Contact a New York City train accident lawyer at Harris, Keenan & Goldfarb to discuss your rights and the next steps.

  • How long do I have to file a train accident claim in New York?

  • Can I still receive compensation if I was partly at fault for the train accident?

  • What type of compensation can I recover in a train accident lawsuit?

  • Why is it important to hire a New York City train accident lawyer?

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