train derailments & collisions

Train derailments and collisions, either involving passengers or FELA employees, are especially devastating as multiple parties may be severely injured or killed simultaneously. The most common cause of train catastrophes include maintenance and operator error, but can also involve mechanical failure, defective navigational tools and/or errors, crew fatigue and, more recently, the increasing risk of injury or death caused by a terrorist act.

Faxon Law Group’s multi-district litigation attorneys have handled mass disaster and mass tort cases, consistently obtaining excellent results for our clients. One case, involving the derailment of the Metro-North New Haven Line train in Bridgeport, is presently ongoing.  Faxon Law Group’s lawyers are leading the combined litigation in Federal Court. In addition to mass disasters, our team has obtained substantial, confidential settlements for several families involving crossing accidents, platform injuries and workplace accidents among train workers.

If you have suffered the loss of a loved one in a train derailment or collision, please contact us. Our proven experience, drive and relentless energy will deliver the answers you seek and deserve.

Resources

To report a train related complaint or express a particular concern, visit the Federal Rail Administration or the National Transportation Safety Board.