Every railroad will tell you its goal is "to provide safe trains that arrive on time." But when safety falls short of the slogan, often it is passengers who pay the price. The latest example comes from New Jersey Transit, where a passenger was dragged to death when train doors malfunctioned. But the law holds railroads accountable to the highest standard of care when it comes to providing for the safety of passengers. Whether it be train doors on NJ Transit, or platform gaps on LIRR, or mainline train collisions, holding railroads legally accountable for passenger injuries is the only way for the public to enforce rail safety standards.