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Subway Injury Lawyers on Long Island and New York
Subway Accidents | Crashes | Sudden Stops | Door-Closing Injuries | Turnstile Injuries | Electrocutions | Broken Steps, Stairs or Platforms
The New York Transit Authority is responsible for ensuring the safety of millions of subway travelers. Hiring, training and monitoring qualified subway train operators along with conducting railway repairs are crucial for maintaining a safe mass transit system. Despite many efforts, subway accidents still occur, and people suffer from serious subway injuries whether on the trains or on subway station platforms.
The NYC Transit Authority, also known as the MTA New York City Transit, is the largest and most traveled transit system in North America. To say that the NYC Subway is busy is an understatement. It includes the NYC Subway, Staten Island Railway and NYC Bus. An estimated 8 million trips occur daily and billions of trips occur with a year’s time. With this much traffic occurring, the risk for accidents is high.
Cases Involving Subway Injuries
When through an operator’s or the MTA’s negligence, passengers suffer serious injuries, grounds may exist to take legal action. Sackstein, Sackstein & Lee, LLP has been representing injured clients in accident cases since 1952. Our attorneys are well versed in transportation laws, such as Title 49 of the United States Code, and have knowledge of safety requirements under regulatory agencies, such as the Federal Transit Administration. The FTA oversees subway accidents and other related subway injuries that occur due to mass transit company negligence. Such authorities conduct thorough investigations to discover the underlying causes and to ensure preventative measures are put in place for the future.
Our law firm conducts independent investigations and draws on the expertise of accident reconstruction specialists, engineers and financial experts to prove negligence in personal injury claims. We gather evidence and devise strong case strategies to litigate and settle cases on behalf of our clients who have suffered personal injuries.
Unique Aspects of Subway Injury Cases
Due to the fact that the MTA is government owned, different legal rules apply for bringing a lawsuit for injuries sustained in an accident claim. One main difference is that shorter deadlines exist for filing a lawsuit. The injured party must file a Notice of Claim within 90 days after the date of the accident. Therefore, if you have suffered an injury, contacting an experienced accident lawyer as soon as possible after the subway accident is vital. Otherwise, it is possible that you may lose your right to file a claim to recover compensation for injuries sustained in the accident.
Negligent Factors that Lead to Subway Accidents
As people rush to catch subway trains, many slip and fall accidents occur, and they comprise the majority of accidents that take place. However, other conditions can also lead to accidents, such as:
- Subway car crashes
- Subway car derailment
- Malfunctioning subway doors
- Inadequate lighting
- Broken equipment
- Platform hazards
- Failure to post warning signs
- Lack of security
- Turnstile mishaps
Find Out How Our Lawyers Can Assist You with Your Subway Accident Injury
Financial hardship is often an issue when injuries are serious. At Sackstein Sackstein & Lee, LLP we provide a free consultation to discuss the details of your injury. In instances where wrongful death occurs, we can advise family members about their right to take legal action. We work closely with our clients to help them recover the personal injury compensation they deserve and to protect their interests.
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Call us toll free at 888.519.6400, or contact us in Garden City at 516.248.2234, or in Flushing-Queens, Brooklyn or the Bronx at 718.539.3100. You can also fill in our contact form, and we will get in touch with you.
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