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Tab For Metro-North Accidents In Millions, Report Says

More than 70 people were injured when a Metro-North train derailed on the Fairfield-Bridgeport border in May 2013.
More than 70 people were injured when a Metro-North train derailed on the Fairfield-Bridgeport border in May 2013. Photo Credit: NTSB via Flickr (File)
NTSB officials retrieve an event recorder from a Metro-North train that derailed in the Bronx, N.Y.
NTSB officials retrieve an event recorder from a Metro-North train that derailed in the Bronx, N.Y. Photo Credit: National Transportation Safety Board
Metro-North officials are paying out millions in settlements to victims or their families for accidents.
Metro-North officials are paying out millions in settlements to victims or their families for accidents. Photo Credit: File

In an effort to prevent the release of damaging information related to five Metro-North accidents, lawyers of the injured say the railroad is pushing to settle cases quickly, according to lohud.com.

Since May 2013 and today, the rail line has settled 174 of 292 claims related to the accidents, reported lohud.com.

The legal tab for two Metro-North derailments is more than $38.4 million to date and is certain to grow, a Journal News investigation found, said lohud.com.

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