My loved one was seriously injured by a train in New York. He was already disabled at the time. Does his disability prevent him from recovering damages or should we contact a New York railroad attorney?

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My loved one was seriously injured by a train in New York. He was already disabled at the time of the accident. Does his disability prevent him from recovering damages or should we contact a New York railroad attorney?
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A pre-existing disability does not prevent an injured person from recovering damages for a New York train accident injury. People with disabilities have the right to take public transportation, such as trains and subways, and may be able to recover for an injury if they are hurt on a train, at a train station, or on railroad property.

It is, however, important for you or your loved one to contact a New York railroad attorney as soon as possible – just as it would be if someone without a disability was injured by a train. Your New York railroad lawyer will investigate what happened in the accident and work hard to get you the recovery that you deserve.

Your loved one’s recovery may include compensation for past and future medical expenses, rehabilitation costs, lost income, out-of-pocket costs and pain and suffering. The amounts of these potential damages are dependent on the facts of your individual case.

To find out more about what your loved one’s damages may be, and if you have a case against a New York railroad operator, please contact an experienced New York train accident attorney who is committed to fighting hard for your loved one’s fair and just recovery. You can reach such a lawyer by filling out our online contact form or calling us directly at 1-800-362-9329 today.