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Injured in an NYC Train Accident? We Can Help.

When we tell people we handle railway personal injury cases they give us a skeptical look. We can almost read it loud and clear.
 
“Who gets injured in a train accident, unless they were doing something foolish?”
 
More people than you think. While reckless drivers and pedestrians cause many train accidents, they don’t cause them all.
 
We’ve handled cases where the railway at fault. Conductors are human, which means sometimes they fall asleep on the job, drink on the job, or just get distracted. Sometimes conductors get overconfident and speed just like motorists do.
 
 
Then there’s the trains themselves. In some cases we’re talking about some pretty old pieces of equipment. The rail lines don’t always maintain their equipment as they should, with tragic results. Even when they do, things can go wrong. Malfunctioning switches can put trains on the wrong tracks, for example, causing trains to collide with each other. Or with structures along the railroad line.
 
In fact, The New York Times recently reported that many of the buses and trains we use every day lack safety features that are standard in other parts of the world. These include seat belts, overhead baggage restraints, and improved windows.
 
The same article notes that while trains suffer from few passenger fatalities, thousands of people have gotten injured riding Amtrak, L.I.R.R, and other commuter trains over the past two years.
 
But say the railway isn’t at fault at all. What then?
 
It’s important to realize motorists and reckless pedestrians aren’t the only people who get hurt in train accidents.
 
A reckless motorist could cause harm to passengers and employees on board the train. All those people would then have personal injury claims against the negligent driver.
 
 
Here are some examples:
Getting justice is hard if you try to go it alone. In train crashes, multiple responsible parties do their best to point the finger in every possible direction. Holding these people accountable requires thorough investigation and skill both inside and outside the courtroom. Insurance companies may offer you settlements, but unless you get lucky they are unlikely to meet your expenses.
 
As with auto accidents, these can include lost wages, medical bills, pain, suffering, wrongful death, and more.
 
 
If you’ve been injured in a train accident, call David Leigh Law Today.

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David S. Leigh

David S. Leigh is a New York City Personal Injury Lawyer committed to helping those in the New York Metro area recover and find fair compensation after an accident or injury. 

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William Spencer
21:58 30 Aug 16
I worked with David while at the District Attorney's office. David is very knowledgeable in the law. David has outstanding attention to detail and the critical ability to see the big picture, then find and question the inconsistencies in the reports. This is a fundamental skill that makes a good criminal defense lawyer great. I highly recommend David.
Greg Green
Greg Green
20:27 07 Oct 15
David is a tireless advocate for his clients and a consummate professional with whom I've worked on a variety of legal matters. His character and integrity surely set him apart from many of his contemporaries. As colleague, I wholeheartedly recommend David to anyone seeking counsel in the NYC area.
Hari K. Singh
Hari K. Singh
13:32 05 Oct 15
David is a first-rate trial lawyer. Having had the opportunity to both watch him in trial and personally try a case with him, I can say that I would be glad to have him working with me on a case. His delivery is excellent, as is his ability to connect with a jury.
Bryce Allen
Bryce Allen
21:13 15 Nov 15
Knowledgable and great to work withI can't say enough good things about David. My husband needed his help with language for documents he'd need for his business. David was knowledgeable and told us exactly what we needed to hear. I can't think of anyone else I'd want to work with. The next time we need legal counsel, we're calling David.
Yahaira Castro
Yahaira Castro
14:41 28 Sep 15
I was looking for a personal injury lawyer and a friend of mine referred me to David. David is really smart and also great to work with. He really listens to you, works hard and he knows how to get results.
Lili Grossman
Lili Grossman
17:36 29 Oct 18
When my mother suffered back and shoulder injuries due to a car accident, Mr. Leigh went above and beyond to make sure she was rightfully compensated for her traumatic ordeal. He was tough with the insurance company yet very patient with my older mom, as he navigated her through these complex negotiations. He exemplifies what a personal injury attorney should be and we highly recommend him.
Max Patino
Max Patino
19:02 29 Oct 18
David is a top-notch lawyer who is very diligent in all that he does. He is not only a sharp legal mind, but actually has interpersonal skills that make him a caring advocate for his clients. I have had the privilege of working with David in private law practice and can easily say that few attorneys match him in personability, advocacy, verbal ability, and in-court and deposition strategy.
Samae Rohani
Samae Rohani
01:40 30 Oct 18
I was helping my cousin find an attorney and came across David's firm. We contacted him immediately and scheduled a consultation. He was very thorough and provided us with all the details we needed.
Cassandra
Cassandra
03:27 20 Dec 18
Thoughtful, knowledegable and a great attorney. I needed some legal advice and representation. He was everything you could ask for in a lawyer. David is top notch and I would highly recommend him.
Marisa Osorio
Marisa Osorio
21:24 26 Dec 18
David Leigh is a top notch attorney that I have worked with closely. He has integrity, excellent legal ability, and is able to obtain optimal results for his clients. I recommend him wholeheartedly to anyone looking for the highest level of representation.
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Stephanie Plana
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