Marc S. Albert has been a central figure in representing victims of some of most notable train accidents over the last decade. Unfortunately, train accidents have become all too common in today’s society and the injuries suffered by the victims of same are often catastrophic. Over the last several years, in particular, there have been a number of devastating train derailments in the states of New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania which have led to countless deaths and life changing injuries. Marc Albert, an Long Island train accident attorney, can help those who are victims of train derailments.
For example, in December, 2013, a Metro North Railroad train derailment took place at or about the Spuyten Duyvil station in the Bronx. By all accounts, train operator, William Rockefeller had dozed off behind the wheel and was proceeding around a sharp turn in the tracks at a speed of 82 MPH, nearly three times the posted speed limit. The train violently careened off the tracks, as passengers were thrown around inside the respective train cars. Four passengers of the train were tragically killed in the derailment and another 61 were injured. Mr. Albert is currently representing a woman who suffered a life changing brain injury in the derailment, which has been referred to as the deadliest train accident within New York City since a 1991 subway derailment in lower Manhattan, and the first accident in Metro-North’s history to result in passenger fatalities.
About a year and a half later, on May 12, 2015, an Amtrak Northeast Regional train from Washington, D.C. bound for New York City derailed and crashed on the Northeast Corridor in the Port Richmond neighborhood of Philadelphia. Of 238 passengers and 5 crew on board, 8 were killed and over 200 were injured, 11 critically. The train was traveling at 102 mph in a 50 mph zone of curved tracks when it derailed. Mr. Albert is representing a passenger who was critically injured as a result of this train derailment in his claims against Amtrak, its agents and employees.
Train accident cases involve a multitude of legal issues that are not present in more straightforward auto accident cases. Having litigated many train accident cases over his career and having worked with some of the pre-eminent train accident experts in the field, Mr. Albert possesses a tremendous amount of knowledge and experience in the handling of these complicated cases.
Contact our Long Island train accident law firm today.
$765 Million Settlement On August 29, 2013, in cooperation with Marc Albert and several other prominent attorneys of the plaintiffs’ bar, the NFL agreed to a Global Settlement that would compensate former players of the league that had suffered injuries due to concussions the sum of $765 Million. Marc S. Albert originally filed a lawsuit on […]
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$2 Million Settlement The law Offices of Marc S. Albert is pleased to announce the settlement of a tragic medical malpractice case which was brought on behalf of the family of a 30 year old wife/mother who died as a result of a negligently performed diagnostic mediastinoscopy and biopsy surgical procedure on March 4, 2009. […]
Seven Figure Settlement On December 8, 2007, our client, a fit and active 31- year old Columbia University graduate, was the victim of an incident that would forever change his life. Having been invited to participate in a weekend of duck and pheasant hunting at a California Ranch in by a college classmate and co-owner […]
Seven Figure Settlement On June 28, 2012, the law Offices of Marc S. Albert filed a lawsuit against an upstate Home Health Care Service and one of its employees in the Supreme Court, Erie County relating to a brutal attack that took place at the home of Julius and Elisabeth Gelber in Scotia, New York […]
$2.9 Million Settlement Marc S. Albert is pleased to announce the $2.9 million settlement of a wrongful death action brought on behalf of the family of a 41 year old technologist who was tragically killed in a boating accident in Greenport, long Island. The settlement is the culmination of nearly three years of litigation in […]
$36 Million Settlement On January 29, 2005, 19 players, coaches and family members of the Windsor Wildcats, an Under 21 female Canadian hockey team boarded a Coach Canada bus in Windsor, Ontario for a trip that would take them into Rochester, New York for a hockey tournament. The events that would follow later that day […]
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