New York Personal Injury Lawyer Kenneth A. Wilhelm Comments on Queens Subway Derailment that Injured 19 People

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The derailment of the F train in Queens May 2 resulted in 19 injuries, four of which were serious, according to a report in The New York Times. Officials are still investigating the cause of this train accident, the report states.

At least 19 passengers were injured, four seriously, after the F train derailed as it went past the 65th Street station around 10:30 a.m. May 2. Based on a news article in The New York Times, the train had passengers bound for work in Manhattan and Brooklyn. Six out of the train's eight cars derailed leading to a rescue operation that lasted about two hours as emergency personnel entered the tunnel to lead passengers out on to the street, report said. Four out of 19 injured passengers were said to be in serious condition, but are expected to survive, according to the article.

Officials are still looking into what caused the train to derail and are examining a large piece of wood that was found sticking out from under the tracks, the Times reports. This is the most serious derailment on the New York City subway system since 1991 when five people died and more than 200 were injured. That earlier incident involved a No. 4 train, which jumped the tracks near Union Square, the report states. Last May, a derailment and resulting collision on the New Haven line injured scores of passengers and in December, a derailment in the Bronx killed four people and injured more than 70 others, the Times article reports.

It is essential for victims of these accidents to get prompt medical attention, said New York personal injury lawyer Kenneth A. Wilhelm. "When such an accident occurs, many victims are in such a state of shock that they may not feel their injuries right away. However, they need to visit an emergency room right away or consult a doctor and ensure they have not suffered any internal injuries."

When passengers are thrown around in a train compartment, they may suffer different types of injuries including whiplash, head injuries, concussions, back injuries and even lacerations, Wilhelm said. "Prompt medical attention ensures that injured victims get the care and treatment they need and gives them a good chance for a quick and full recovery," he said. "Seeking and obtaining treatment right away also creates a record of the injuries and the types of treatments received."

Train accidents have the potential to cause significant and even permanent injuries, Wilhelm said. "Such injuries can lead to a significant emotional and financial drain on victims and their families. During this difficult time, injured train passengers will benefit greatly by the counsel of a skilled accident attorney who has the resources to establish any third-party liability in the case."

About the Law Offices of Kenneth A. Wilhelm

The Law Offices of Kenneth A. Wilhelm is a personal injury litigation firm with an unwavering dedication to its clients. With more than 42 years of experience, our firm strives to obtain the best compensation for those who have been injured or those who have lost a loved one due to an accident or by someone else's negligence. We handle cases dealing with personal injury, medical malpractice, wrongful death, train accidents, workers' compensation, dental malpractice, motor vehicle accidents, pedestrian accidents, rape, paralysis, comas, seizures, false arrest, lead poisoning, trips and slips and falls, falls on sidewalks or stairs, elevator accidents, construction accidents, building collapses and explosions, Erb's palsy, cerebral palsy, brain damage, blindness, hearing loss, dog bite cases, fire and smoke inhalation accidents, bicycle accidents, falls from windows or scaffolds, food poisoning injuries, carbon monoxide accidents, and many other types of accidents and injuries.

Please contact our New York personal injury attorneys toll free 24 hours a day, 7 days a week at 1-800-WORK-4-YOU (1-800-967-5496). We can even come to you. There is no attorneys' fee unless we recover money for you. We can also help with personal injury cases in New Jersey, Connecticut, Pennsylvania, or Florida. If you have been seriously injured in any of the 50 U.S. states, please call us and we will try to help you with your case.

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