Top New York personal injury lawyer Jeffrey A. Block was asked by Crains to offer expert commentary on the Metro North train accident. Block, the founding member of leading New York City personal injury law firm Block O’Toole & Murphy, offered his perspective on the likelihood of litigation aimed at the MTA – – opining that there will be a significant number of lawsuits. He also lamented how devastating this accident will be for victims and their loved ones, “those are the people who are going to have to live the rest of their lives suffering daily,” said Block. Block, a legendary trial lawyer, knows there will be difficult times ahead for the helpless victims of this tragedy.
The accident investigation details continue to emerge. Now, there are reports surfacing that the train operator was inattentive or even sleeping at the time of the accident. The N.T.S.B. has reported that the train reached speeds of 82mph in a area zoned for 30 mph. As a result, people’s lives have been shattered. The operator will have plenty of explaining to do over the next few years. Our thoughts and prayers go out to the victims and those that were close with them.
Block O’Toole & Murphy is one of New York’s top personal injury law firms. They have been helping victims for decades, successfully recovering more than $700,000,000 in verdicts and settlements on behalf of their clients. To learn more about the firm, please see the firm website at www.blockotoole.com. For a free consultation, please call 212.736.5300.