The Law Offices of Heath D. Harte today announced what survivors may expect from the investigation of the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) and what is needed to bring action against those responsible for the tragedy. According to a report from Newsday Long Island (Deadly Metro-North crash is MTA’s fifth derailment this year, December 1, 2013) the deadly crash is MTA’s fifth derailment for 2013.
Any legal proceeding instituted against a railroad must be based on the official regulations found in the Code of Federal Regulations.
According to the Newsday report, NTSB held two days of hearings examining safety issues at Metro-North stemming from the May derailment and the deadly strike of a track worker in West Haven, Connecticut, 11 days later.
“The NTSB will not only need to determine the cause of the derailment, but must also determine any breach in safety protocols. There are routine inspections, mandatory maintenance, mandatory reporting processes and many other levels of checks and balances that are built into Compliance processes,” said Wrongful Death and Personal Injury Attorney Heath D. Harte.
The scope of track and rail and infrastructure integrity compliance has many components that may make the NTSB investigation complex. Wrongful Death and Personal Injury Attorney Heath D. Harte explains that, “on behalf of any injured clients and families of the deceased who hire the firm, the Law Offices of Heath D. Harte would seek to secure for them the compensation that they are due.”
If you or a loved one was involved in the NY MTA Metro-North train derailment from Poughkeepsie to Grand Central, please call an experienced and knowledgeable Attorney.
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