Commuter trains are one of the key transportation elements that move millions of people to and from their destinations each week all up and down the East Coast. This is particularly true in New Jersey, where thousands of people are heavily reliant on trains as a preferred way to travel.
The vast majority of the time, traveling by train is a safe experience. But sooner or later, the odds do catch up and accidents do occur. This happens even though train operators function with a high degree of safety at all times because they are responsible for dozens and hundreds of peoples’ lives while at the controls.
Train accidents are inevitable
Although there are all kinds of redundant safety systems built into train operations, sometimes human error enters into the equation. A train accident may be caused by the carelessness or negligence of the operator. When this happens, you are well within your rights to seek compensation for your injuries, medical expenses, lost time from work, pain and suffering and related issues.
Hire a lawyer with experience in train accidents
Because a train is a popular form of mass transportation, when a train wreck occurs, chances are there will be many victims. On the flip side, there may also be many defendants as well. In short, a train accident will quickly become very complicated and take one or more skilled train accident lawyers to drill down to the important elements of the case.
The Law Offices of Patricia Eiges has that experience and will work with plaintiffs seeking damages to identify all possible defendants which may include train operators, executive managers, outside vendors, or in some cases, passengers or pedestrians who can be directly linked to the cause of the accident. In most cases, a settlement can be reached, but when that is not the case, Ms. Eiges is ready to take a train accident case to trial and win a judgment on behalf of her clients.
The Law Offices of Patricia Eiges serves clients in Hazlet and other surrounding New Jersey communities. Call today to schedule a free consultation.