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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 Rule

Generally, 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 Lawyer

If 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.

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