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The Importance Of Underinsured And Uninsured Motorist Coverage

By Berman, Sobin, Gross, Feldman & Darby LLP |

Part of every railroaders daily existence is the process of deadheading from one work location to another. It is important to remember that under the Federal Employers Liability Act, the railroad is required to provide you with a reasonably safe place in which to work. This duty extends to the premises of third parties,… Read More »

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When Should An Injured Employee Give A Recorded Statement To The Railroad Claims Agent?

By Berman, Sobin, Gross, Feldman & Darby LLP |

I am frequently asked the question of when an injured railroad employee should provide the Railroad’s Claims Agent with a recorded statement. The short answer is “when hell freezes over.” The Real Purpose of a Recorded Statement There is no advantage to an employee giving anyone from the Claims Department a recorded statement following… Read More »

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Amtrak To Install Video Cameras In Locomotive Cabs

By Berman, Sobin, Gross, Feldman & Darby LLP |

Amtrak said Tuesday it will install video cameras inside locomotive cabs to record the actions of train engineers, following a deadly derailment that occurred on May 12, 2015. Watch Here By Matt Darby

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How Often Do Amtrak Trains Derail?

By Berman, Sobin, Gross, Feldman & Darby LLP |

The Washington Post issued an article about the rail agency’s history and what causes derailments. Read the article here. By Matt Darby

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NTSB Release Video Of Its Amtrak Derailment Investigation

By Berman, Sobin, Gross, Feldman & Darby LLP |

Earlier today the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) released video concerning its investigation of the Philadelphia Amtrak derailment. Watch it here. By Matt Darby

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No Positive Train Control In The Location Of The Amtrak Derailment

By Berman, Sobin, Gross, Feldman & Darby LLP |

A report in the Philadelphia Inquirer indicated that Amtrak had not installed Positive Train Control in the location of yesterdays derailment. A link to that report is here. By Matt Darby

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NTSB Confirms That Derailed Amtrak Train Was Traveling More Than 100 MPH

By Berman, Sobin, Gross, Feldman & Darby LLP |

The NTSB confirmed in a Tweet earlier today that the Amtrak train involved in yesterday’s derailment in Philadelphia was traveling more than 100 MPH. This was more than twice the speed permitted in the location where the derailment occurred. By Matt Darby

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Reuters Reports That Paralyzed Passenger Has Sued Over Metro-North Crash

By Berman, Sobin, Gross, Feldman & Darby LLP |

Reuters has reported that a 39 year old Metro-North passenger who was paralyzed as a result of the December 1, 2013 crash has sued for $100,000,000.00. Samuel Rivera, an employee of Metro-North, who was off-duty at the time of the incident, was left a quadriplegic. His doctors feel that his condition is permanent and… Read More »

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FRA Launches Inspection Of Metro-North

By Berman, Sobin, Gross, Feldman & Darby LLP |

The Federal Rail Administration (FRA) has been busy over the last couple of weeks. Last week, in the wake of the December 1st commuter rail tragedy in New York it announced an emergency order concerning Metro-North Commuter Rail’s speed compliance. Article here. On Wednesday, it issued an industry-wide advisory regarding speed restrictions. Article here…. Read More »

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FRA Issues New Industry-Wide Advisory Concerning Speed Restrictions

By Berman, Sobin, Gross, Feldman & Darby LLP |

Today the FRA (Federal Rail Administration) issued an industry-wide safety advisory concerning compliance with speed restrictions. This advisory came less than one week after the FRA issued an emergency order directed to the Metro-North Commuter Railroad (MNCW) requiring it to take steps to ensure its operators obey speed limits. A link to the FRA’s… Read More »

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