Yesterday, at least thirteen people were injured when a Long Island Railroad train derailed near Jamaica Station. According to news reports, the train was traveling at 54 miles per hour at the time of the crash. Fortunately, each train has a “black box” which records all of the train’s travel data, which will assist investigators in determining the cause of the crash. At least 13 people hurt in LIRR train derailment in NYC
It is important to know what to do if you are involved in a train crash:
- First and foremost, follow all safety instructions from the train conductors and other first responders. Safety is the number one priority.
- If practical and safe to do so, take photos and videos to try to document what you can. Make note of which car on the train you had been traveling in prior to the crash.
- Try to get names, phone numbers, and addresses of any fellow passengers seated near you. This may be necessary to corroborate your testimony later on.
- If you are in pain or discomfort, promptly seek medical attention. Report everything to the doctor.
- Finally, hire an experienced personal injury attorney. This is especially important to ensure that requests are made to preserve material evidence and to allow for early investigation into the accident.
The Grandelli Firm has decades of experience handling complex personal injury matters. Please reach out to us if you or a loved one has been injured.