New York Personal Injury Lawyers Munawar & Andrews-Santillo, LLP Comment on Surge in Train Accidents

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New York Personal Injury Lawyer Adnan Munawar released a statement today commenting on the recent surge in catastrophic freight train accidents. In the absence of oil pipelines, many heavy freight trains carrying hazardous materials are being re-routed through small towns with rail systems unaccustomed to handling those types of loads.

New York personal injury lawyer Adnan Munawar released a statement today commenting on a recent surge in catastrophic train accidents that have occurred recently in the US & Canada.

According to a report from the New York Times (Accidents Surge as Oil Industry Takes the Train, 1/25/2014), serious accidents involving freight trains carrying oil and other hazardous materials have surged recently, due to an uptick in the amount of rail traffic through areas that were previously unaccustomed to heavy freight trains.

According to the report, the absence of large oil pipelines has led oil companies to re-route their freight trains through rural and sparsely populated areas whose rail systems were not designed to handle heavy and/or hazardous freight at high volumes. According to the report, 400,000 carloads of crude oil traveled by rail last year, up from just 9,500 in 2008.

Adnan Munawar, a senior partner at Munawar & Andrews-Santillo, LLP released a statement commenting on the increase in accidents.

“Government and other regulatory authorities should play active role keeping the transportation of Oil on rail safe,” said Munawar. “Many of the existing trains and tracks were not made for this particular use, which is why extra safety actions need to be taken.”

If you or a loved one has suffered an injury, medical condition, or worse, as a result of a catastrophic train accident in New York, you should contact a New York a personal injury lawyer today at 212.400.4000 to receive information about the your rights under the law and how to pursue claims for the compensation you deserve.

About Munawar & Andrews-Santillo, LLP

Munawar & Andrews-Santillo, LLP ("MLawfirm") is a Personal Injury Law Firm in New York City. Our team of highly qualified and skilled attorneys handles and represents clients in a wide range of legal areas including: Car/Auto Accidents, Bike Accidents, Truck Accidents, Construction Accidents, Workers Compensation, Medical Malpracticeand No-Fault Collection/Litigation/Arbitration or Accidents. If you need legal help feel free to contact our attorneys. We are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year to our clients. Because Insurance companies have their attorneys, adjusters and representatives well trained to defend, delay and frustrate your right to recover full and adequate compensation and damages. One of our greatest strengths is that we are Trial Lawyers. That means we prepare client’s case as if it is going to court and we use tireless effort to secure the best possible results for them. At Munawar & Andrews-Santillo LLP, a preeminent New York law firms, no case is too large or too small. Our attorneys treat all clients with the respect and dignity they deserve. Our law firm and attorneys work hard to deliver the very best results to all of our clients. Do you have a legal issue? Do not hesitate to call for free consultation at (212)-400-4000.
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