Thursday, December 5, 2013

Lawsuit filed over Bronx train derailment

The law firm of Ronai & Ronai, LLP, has filed a notice of claim against the Metropolitan Transportation Authority, Metro North Railroad Company and William Rockefeller, Jr., on behalf of a victim of the Bronx train derailment which occurred early Sunday morning.

A female passenger, who is an attorney and was on her way to work at the time, was severely injured when she was violently thrown from her seat as the train car derailed. Her name is being withheld at her request. She is now unable to care for herself and her special needs child.

Holly Ostrov Ronai, a lawyer with the firm stated that "Traveling at 82 miles per hour around a curve in a 30 mph zone is not just negligent, it is an action which demonstrates reckless disregard for the safety of his passengers."

Those injured in the derailment are seeking the truth about what happened and are hoping that the cause of this tragedy, and how it might have been prevented, will be revealed during litigation,” the law firm said. “Further, they want all of those responsible to be held accountable.”

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