The New York City subway system covers more than 230 miles of distance and provides transportation to billions of New Yorkers annually. The Metropolitan Transport Authority or MTA claims that the NY subway system is the most widely used mass transit system in New York City.
The entire system architecture with its many tunnels and above ground tracks ensures adequate safety measures, and yet accidents happen! In 2012, the New York City subway system witnessed 50+ casualties in subway accidents.
Common Subway Accidents in New York City
The types of accidents in NY subways include victims falling off during on-boarding or off-boarding or trains going off the track. Generally, the victims of subway accidents suffer serious injuries as many stand inside the trains while traveling. With power cut off, the injured passengers have to be navigated through the dark tunnels to emergency relief locations nearby.
The Types of Injuries that Subway Accident Victims Suffer
Generally, the passengers who have either fallen in the trenches or hurt themselves inside the train due to a terrible accident suffer the following types of injuries:
- Physical injuries caused by sudden stops
- Collision damages
- Injuries due to derailments
- Door jamming on passengers
- Getting mugged on subways
How can an tremendous personal injury law firm in New York City help?
The personal injury law firms in New York State dealing with subway accidents are expected to be well versed in the rules and regulations of the MTA, besides knowing the law involving claims for accidental injuries. In case of MTA accidents, the legal team must file a Notice of Claim within 90 days of the accident.
If the victimized party fails to make the claim within 90 days, he or she will lose all legal rights to bring the lawsuit irrespective of the merits of the case. The personal injury attorneys in NY will visit you and carefully examine the extent of your damages and files to recover:
- Incurred and future medical expenses
- Lost earnings
- Other damages
A golden and solid legal team will be compassionate about your situation, and provide the best legal counsel to help you recover the maximum damages for your physical injuries, lost earnings, and pain and suffering. They are even willing to visit you at the hospital or at your home after the accident to start discussing the case a quickly as possible following the subway accident. Do not sign any paperwork until you secure legal help.
The best part is that an experienced law firm in NY will not charge you any attorney consultation fees till you win the case!
If you or your loved one has been recently involved in a terrible subway accident in New York City, then you can contact the personal injury law firm Rosenberg, Minc, Falkoff, & Wolff at RMFW Law by calling 212 697 9280 to schedule a free and confidential case assessment. This first meeting is on us!
You do not pay us until we win and/or settle this case. You actually only pay us a percentage so really you never send us any money in this entire process. We have won millions of dollars for past clients, you can be on this prolific list as well. You need to call us first though. We will be happy to take your call.