The tragic Metro-North Railroad train derailment that occurred in the Bronx on December 1, killed four people and injured more than 70 passengers.
According to the most recent news reports, the train was traveling in excess of 80 miles per hour approaching a turn with a 30 mile per hour limit. So far, publicly disclosed reports indicate that the derailment was the result of operator error. The Engineer recently admitted to “dozing” while at the controls of the commuter train. The NTSB is still investigating and reviewing the data from the “black box” data recorder on board.
A former Rockland County resident and two of her friends visiting from Houston Texas were passengers on the train and have retained Barry Kantrowitz of Kantrowitz, Goldhamer & Graifman, PC in connection with their claim for physical injuries and mental distress caused by the negligence of the MTA\Metro North Railroad and its employees.
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Our lawyers will hold the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) and Metro North Railroad responsible for the negligence that caused this tragic crash. News reports indicate that in addition to the four deaths, passengers suffered broken bones, spinal cord injuries and brain injuries, and serious bruises, strains, sprains and mental anguish.
KGG lawyer Barry S. Kantrowitz assists personal injury victims who have been injured in public transportation accidents. Contact us toll free at (800) 711-5258 to schedule a free initial consultation or complete the form on this page to let our skilled attorneys review your case.
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