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Has NJ Transit Stepped Up Sleep Apnea Testing Since the Hoboken Train Crash?

WABC-TV recently featured a report updating the aftermath Hoboken train crash. Specifically, the news story focused on whether New Jersey Transit has been testing its train operators for sleep apnea more since the incident. This is due to the fact that following the Hoboken train wreck, the locomotive’s engineer was diagnosed with severe sleep apnea. With that being the case, you would think that NJ Transit would screen its engineers…
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Is a Fatal Bus-Train Collision the Result of a Bus Driver’s Detour?

A fatal bus-train accident that happened earlier this month continues to make headlines as the findings from the investigation into what caused it come to light. Per WPMI-TV, the railroad crossing where the crash took place has a history of accidents due to design defects. And now, information has surfaced that the bus driver failed to follow the route he was given. Reportedly, the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) reviewed…
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Is Operator Error to Blame for the Long Island Train Derailment?

Just as 2017 kicked off, there was yet another railroad accident. This time, a Long Island Rail Road train crashed into a bumping block in Brooklyn’s Atlantic Terminal. The Long Island train derailment happened as the locomotive was pulling into the terminal. Per a CBS New York report, after the train hit the bumping block, it did not stop. Instead, it went over the bumping block, destroying it in the…
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Did the Engineer in the Hoboken Train Accident Have Sleep Apnea?

In mid-November, The Associated Press reported that the engineer operating the NJ commuter train involved in September’s deadly Hoboken crash was suffering from undiagnosed sleep apnea at the time of the incident. Investigators are not yet sure whether the conductor’s sleep apnea played a part in the Hoboken train accident, which led to over a hundred injuries and one woman’s death. However, because of the revelation, the engineer’s sleep apnea…
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Is It Too Dangerous to Ride a New Jersey Transit Train?

According to WCAU-TV in Philadelphia, a Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) investigation has unearthed several safety violations within the New Jersey Transit train system. The FRA review began in the spring well before the Hoboken train accident in September that left over 100 injured and claimed one woman’s life. What Types of Safety Violations Were Found on New Jersey Transit’s Trains? The FRA review led to the discovery of the following…
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Fredric Eisenberg & Todd Schoenhaus Discuss Historic $265 Million Amtrak Settlement at CLE

A recent Continuing Legal Education (CLE) presentation involved an in-depth review of the historic $265 million Amtrak settlement. The CLE was held at Drexel University’s Thomas R. Kline School of Law in Philadelphia on Tuesday, November 22 from 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm. Eisenberg Rothweiler Winkler Eisenberg & Jeck, PC partner Fredric Eisenberg, and associate Todd Schoenhaus are members of the Plaintiffs’ Management Committee (PMC) that the court appointed to…
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What to Do in a Train Crash

In the wake of the Hoboken train crash that left one woman dead and more than 100 others injured, there are still a lot of questions left to be answered. What led to the train wreck? How can we keep train wrecks like this from happening? Until we can figure out how to prevent train crashes, what can passengers do to raise their chances of surviving a train accident? Where…
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New Jersey Transit Already Under Investigation Prior to the Hoboken Train Accident?

Authorities, including the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) and National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB), are still trying to figure out what led to the deadly Hoboken train accident that happened at the end of September. One woman was killed and over 100 were injured as a result of the train crash, which we wrote about in a previous blog and our own Ken Rothweiler spoke about on Fox 29 News. The…
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Amtrak to Pay Out Historic $265 Million Settlement for 2015 Derailment

Multiple news outlets, including AP, CBS News, NPR, KYW, Legal Intelligencer, and the Philadelphia Business Journal, are reporting that a historic settlement has been reached in the May 2015 Amtrak derailment that happened in Philadelphia. The settlement, which is reportedly $265 million, was approved by a federal judge in Philadelphia yesterday morning. The Amtrak settlement will cover all pending claims that resulted from the deadly train crash involving Amtrak Train…
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Ken Rothweiler Appearing on Fox 29 to Discuss the New Jersey Train Accident

You’re going to want to have your televisions set to Fox 29 at 7:15 am on Saturday, October 1, because our very own Ken Rothweiler will be featured in a segment on Fox 29 News regarding the Hoboken, New Jersey train accident. During the segment, which will be hosted by Fox’s Bill Anderson, Ken will be providing detailed legal analysis and insights about the New Jersey commuter train crash, including:…
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