Railroads, like anybody else, are responsible to maintain the safety of the public. Whether at stations or in rural areas, whether on station platforms or on the tracks, these accidents can be deadly. Sometimes people fall through the gap between the train car and the platform. We recently had a case settle for well over a million dollars when a poor commuter slid through a gap and landed on the ground below the station platform.
Special rules apply for those “working on the railroad”. These cases are called FELA cases and our office handles them.
We welcome you to call our offices anytime and we will help you through the process or at the very least lead you in the right direction.
Daniel P. Buttafuoco