Were you injured in the Long Island Rail Road (LIRR) train derailment at Atlantic Terminal? Our railroad accident attorneys have handled cases in both the Philadelphia and Hoboken train accidents. Call 1-800-223-3352 for a free consultation today.
Initial reports coming out of Atlantic Terminal are that the January 4th derailment in Brooklyn resulted in around 100 people with minor injuries and 3 serious injuries.
Jim was interviewed by Fox News after both the Philadelphia Amtrak and NJ Transit train crashes because of his expertise in railroad litigation.
Our railroad lawyers can assist with wrongful death and personal injury lawsuits for railroad workers and passengers on trains. Jim McEldrew is a Past President of the Rail Labor Attorneys and Past President of the Philadelphia Trial Lawyers Association. He has helped hundreds seek compensation for injuries involving Amtrak, Septa and other railroads in the United States.
Train derailments and other railroad injuries involving multiple passengers and railroad workers involve complex issues of federal preemption, tort law, and medical damages. We’re uniquely positioned because of our railroad and medical injury practice to assist clients with these cases.
We are ready to handle cases for victims in either NY or NJ from the Long Island Rail Road on January 4, 2017. Jim McEldrew, the former President of the Academy of Rail Labor Attorneys, and his team of lawyers will personally handle your lawsuit against the responsible parties.
More Railroad Commentary by Jim McEldrew
From the Amtrak Crash in Philadelphia
The Philadelphia Inquirer – 5/14/2015
Positive Train Control in the Northeast Corridor might have prevented this accident from happening. Congress has required the railroads to implement it by the end of this year but there is a movement to push the deadline back for another five years.
The Legal Intelligencer – 5/14/2015
Jim is quoted by Gina Passarella on the $200 million damage cap imposed on a single railroad accident by the Amtrak Reform and and Accountability Act of 1997. Almost 20 years old, it hasn’t been adjusted for inflation yet.
Jim was interviewed by Gretchen Carlson on Fox News’ The Real Story on May 18, 2015 about the implications of the foreign object on the Philadelphia Amtrak train crash and the potential for the railroad engineer to be confused as to his geographical position on the tracks.
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Our trial attorneys are ready to litigate on your behalf. They have handled thousands of oral arguments, mediations, arbitrations and jury trials. James J. McEldrew, III is a Past President of the Philadelphia Trial Lawyers Association. He has an extensive set of contacts in the railroad industry and with local and national physicians.
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