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Metro-North to Implement New Safety Measures

Daniel Case via Wikimedia Creative CommonsTransportation, whether public or private, has its share of unfortunate accidents. Sometimes, these accidents are completely unavoidable. At other times, they are the result of negligence or negligence. Laws exist to prevent the random accidents, and punish those who cause accidents through carelessness, but the law is ever-changing to cover new possibilities. This is only one of the reasons a skilled personal accident attorney is so important for victims of a crash.

Authorities are focusing on improving the Metro-North Railroad in Connecticut, outlining reforms they plan to implement after an accident in Bridgeport injured 76 people in 2013.

The railroad intends to place speed limits on the trains, including audits of engineers to make sure they hold to these restrictions. They will also install automated control systems to brake trains before a crash.

A Federal Railroad Administration investigation found in March 2014 that Metro-North’s main priority was getting to its destinations on time, not ensuring the safety of its passengers. The president of the railroad has promised to give employees better training in the future and to update their Safety Department.

No one can prevent all accidents from occurring. If you’ve been the victim of one, you’re going to need financial compensation, either from your insurance company, or from the party who caused the accident. We can help you get the compensation you deserve at the Perecman Firm.Call us today for a free consultation and see for yourself.


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