Open Door on Moving Metro-North Train Attracts Attention of New York Personal Injury Lawyer


A Metro-North train traveled between New York’s 125th Street station in Harlem and Grand Central Terminal with one door open and over 75 passengers on board. The door was stuck open for over two minutes. As New York personal injury lawyer David Perecman knows, an open door on a moving train could have resulted in one or more serious personal injury accidents. Luck was on the side of Metro-North and the passengers on-board and the train reached its final destination of Grand Central Station without incident despite the equipment malfunction. The train was the 8:03 a.m. train from New Canaan, Connecticut.

Of note to New York personal injury lawyer Perecman is the apparent fact that there was no warning signal for the train's conductors. Train workers were unaware that the door was stuck open, and a danger to passengers, until after the train had stopped.

Victims of a train accident involving malfunctioning equipment, such as a moving train with an open door, have the right to seek financial compensation for the cost of any treatment and medical care, loss of pay, and pain and suffering, if the incident was the result of another person's negligence.

The New York personal injury lawyers of The Perecman Firm are waiting for more information to be made available.

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