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Expected Benefits of New Train Safety Standards for New York Railroad

The federal government can issue regulations, as it has long done in the railroad industry. Unless those regulations have benefits, they are not worth the time or expense of creating the rules. Next month, a new locomotive safety regulation will take effect in the United States.Our New York train accident attorneys hope that the rule will improve safety for train workers so that the expected benefits of the rules may be realized. Yet, we encourage train workers to know how to contact an experienced New York train accident lawyer should an accident occur so that they can be sure that other laws and regulations related to their recoveries can be applied.Two Possible Benefits of the 2012 Locomotive Safety RuleGenerally, the U.S. Department of Transportation expects two benefits to result from the new rule. First, they expect there to be a financial savings for the railroad industry. A change in inspection requirements and an expected decreased need for waivers should result in financial savings. Second, fewer train accidents are expected to occur as a result of the new rules. This will, most importantly, protect the health of train workers, but it also will further the first goal of saving money.How to Contact an Experienced New York Train Accident LawyerIf you have been hurt in a New York railroad accident, before or after the implementation of the new rule, then we encourage you to call an experienced New York City train accident lawyer at 1-800-362-9329 as soon as possible after your injury. 

Expected Benefits of New Train Safety Standards for New York Railroad

The federal government can issue regulations, as it has long done in the railroad industry. Unless those regulations have benefits, they are not worth the time or expense of creating the rules. Next month, a new locomotive safety regulation will take effect in the United States.Our New York train accident attorneys hope that the rule will improve safety for train workers so that the expected benefits of the rules may be realized. Yet, we encourage train workers to know how to contact an experienced New York train accident lawyer should an accident occur so that they can be sure that other laws and regulations related to their recoveries can be applied.Two Possible Benefits of the 2012 Locomotive Safety RuleGenerally, the U.S. Department of Transportation expects two benefits to result from the new rule. First, they expect there to be a financial savings for the railroad industry. A change in inspection requirements and an expected decreased need for waivers should result in financial savings. Second, fewer train accidents are expected to occur as a result of the new rules. This will, most importantly, protect the health of train workers, but it also will further the first goal of saving money.How to Contact an Experienced New York Train Accident LawyerIf you have been hurt in a New York railroad accident, before or after the implementation of the new rule, then we encourage you to call an experienced New York City train accident lawyer at 1-800-362-9329 as soon as possible after your injury.

Are Icebergs Still an Accident Risk for New York Maritime Workers?

It was a century ago that the Titanic collided with an iceberg leading to more than 1,500 deaths and the sinking of the ship. While there has not been a recent loss of life at sea due to iceberg collisions that does not mean that the risks posed by icebergs are a thing of the past. The icebergs have not gone away. Instead, steps have been taken to reduce accidents. Since the possibility of an iceberg accident has not been eliminated and there are, of course, other risks for maritime workers, it is important to know how to contact a New York maritime attorney if you have been injured at sea.How Iceberg Accidents Are Prevented in the 21st CenturySince 1913, the International Ice Patrol has monitored the icebergs in the North Atlantic. Today, icebergs are often spotted from the air and then accurately mapped via a computer program. A second computer program can predict the icebergs projected path. Together, this information is useful to mariners who now know where to expect bergs and to change their path accordingly.How to Contact a New York Maritime Attorney if You've Been InjuredOf course, no system is foolproof. An iceberg may be missed or follow an unpredictable path, or a crew may fail to look at the ice patrol information and a collision may occur. If you have been hurt because of an iceberg at sea, or if you have lost a loved one, then it is important to contact a New York maritime accident lawyer as soon as possible for a FREE consultation.You can reach our New York maritime injury attorneys at 1-800-3-MAY-DAY or 1-800-362-9329 for more information. We also encourage you to read our FREE publication: The Legal Rights of Injured Seamen and Other Commercial Mariners.

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