New York Subway and Public Transportation Accident Attorneys
Legal Representation for Those Injured on Subways and Other Forms of Mass Transit
New York residents who rely on subways, taxis, buses, and other forms of transit expect to get to their destinations safely. Although many residents and tourists alike use mass transportation without incident every day, accidents do occur. In fact, New York has one of the highest bus accident rates in the nation, and their accident records show that hundreds of people, commonly rail workers, have been injured or killed in New York due to public transportation accidents.
If you have been hurt in a subway, bus, or other mass transit accident in New York, you may be able to file a claim against the carrier to recover compensation for medical bills, pain and suffering, and other hardships encountered as a result of the accident. However, there is a strict and often short time limit for filing these claims, so do not hesitate to complete our FREE case review form or call 212-736-5300 to contact our mass transit injury lawyers today.
The attorneys at Block O’Toole & Murphy are experienced in litigating all types of mass transit injury lawsuits. Recent results include a $6 million recovery for a passenger injured on an NYC Transit Authority vehicle and a $3 million settlement in an MTA accident lawsuit. Since 2012, Block O’Toole & Murphy has achieved more verdicts and settlements exceeding $1,000,000 than any other law firm in New York State. We will fight for every dollar that our clients are entitled to under the law. Our firm litigates all types of public transportation accident cases including those involving:
- Subway accidents
- Charter bus accidents
- Train accidents
- Taxi cab accidents
If you were harmed in a transit-related accident, such as assault resulting from negligent security on the subway or a crash on the subway tracks, please call 212-736-5300 to speak with a qualified attorney today. We represent both passengers and workers hurt in public transportation accidents.
Causes of Subway Accidents
Subway accidents can result in a number of catastrophic injuries, including fractures, brain damage, spinal injuries, lost limbs, and even death. Pedestrians and riders may be harmed as a result of the following circumstances:
- Low or no lighting on subway platforms and stations
- Subway train operator negligence
- Abrupt stops
- Poorly-maintained subway cars
- Subway car collisions
- Slip or trip and fall in subway stations
- Electric shocks
- Negligent security
When these injuries are serious in nature and have a significant effect on the victim’s life, our attorneys will aggressively represent the victim to pursue maximum compensation from the at-fault parties.
Statute of Limitations for Public Transportation Accidents
Whether you were assaulted in a dark subway station or sustained a head injury in a collision, you will need to file a claim quickly to ensure that you get the compensation you deserve. In most mass transit accidents, the injured party must file a claim within 90 days of the accident. Therefore, it’s important to seek legal assistance quickly after your accident to ensure you are not barred by law from taking legal action. Our New York subway accident lawyers offer FREE consultations to help accident victims determine their eligibility for legal recourse, so do not hesitate to contact us today for a complimentary review of your claim. Simply call 212-736-5300 to speak with an experienced transportation injury lawyer.
Serving the Bronx, Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, Staten Island, and all New York State.
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