Unusual Condition Seen Before Connecticut Train Derailment

Federal officials investigating the Connecticut train derailment report that the engineer described an unusual condition on the track before the train derailed.  What the unusual condition was has not been disclosed.  However, the National Transportation Safety Board stated that a joint bar, used to hold two sections of rail together, had been cracked and repaired during the month prior to the accident. Rail sections in the area of the derailment have been shipped to Washington D.C. for further examination.

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CT MTA Train Injury Claims – Time Deadlines

The Metro-North Railroad train traveling through Bridgeport, Connecticut derailed and was struck by a train traveling on an adjacent track. The accident has left at least 70 people injured, including five critically.

The injured passengers will require compensation for their medical bills, lost wages and pain and suffering. To receive compensation, the injured will be required to meet certain time strict deadlines. If the strict deadlines are not met, the injured may not be able to recover compensation from the MTA – adding insult to injury.

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) is a public benefits corporation responsible for public transportation in 12 counties in southeastern New York, and 2 in Connecticut (pursuant to a contract with the Connecticut Department of Transportation).  Any claims against the MTA arising out of this collision could be subject to stringent notice requirements (including a 90-day deadline) and a 1-year statute of limitations.

Our Connecticut personal injury lawyers have experience in handling train accident cases. Our attorneys are ready to discuss your legal rights and options. Call us at 860-667-0839.

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Connecticut Train Derailment Leaves 70 People Injured

Two Metro-North passenger trains headed in opposite directions crashed during rush hour on Friday, leaving at least 70 people injured. Some of the injured remained hospitalized with serious injuries.

National Transportation Safety Board investigators are trying to determine if a broken rail caused Friday’s train derailment in Bridgeport, Connecticut.  A NTSB spokesman informed the media that the broken rail could have been caused by the accident itself, or it could have been broken before the collision. The NTSB has ruled out foul play.

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Sabatini & Associates Retained in Shoulder Dislocation Injury Case

The lawyers at Sabatini & Associates have been retained by a man who suffered a shoulder dislocation at a Connecticut apartment complex.  The injury occurred as a result of ice on a walkway that was left untreated.  Landlords and property management companies are legally required to remove snow and ice from common areas including walkways.  The failure to do so amounts to negligence. If you have been injured as a result of snow and ice on a private or public walkway in Connecticut, call our attorneys today at 860-667-0839.

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Woman Injured by Surgical Mesh Hires Sabatini and Associates

A Connecticut woman recently hired Sabatini and Associates to pursue a product liability lawsuit against a surgical mesh manufacturer.  Since receiving the transvaginal mesh, our client has experience serious complications including pain.  As a result of the complications, she has undergone multiple surgeries and now lives with permanent injuries.  The lawyers at Sabatini and Associates represent women injured by surgical mesh.  If you have been injured by surgical mesh, call Attorney James Sabatini at 860-667-0839 to discuss your case.

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