Manhattan Subway Accident Lawyer
Accidents involving subway trains and stations are not uncommon. When you’ve been hurt, find out if you have grounds to seek compensation by speaking with a Manhattan subway accident lawyer.
Subways are a part of the hustle and bustle of New York City, as millions of people rely on the subway system to get to their destinations each day. It is up to the New York City Transit Authority to ensure that all passengers are safe on subways and while at stations.
Thousands of people are injured each year on subway cars and station platforms throughout Manhattan. Fatalities are not uncommon, with as many as fifty people per year killed somewhere along the subway system.
If you have been injured while traveling by subway, you can file a personal injury claim and recover compensation for your injuries and damages. Contact a Manhattan subway accident lawyer from Greenstein & Milbauer to protect your rights and successfully navigate the legal process.
Common Causes of Subway Accidents
With millions of people using the subway daily, accidents in subway cars and at subway stations are more common than many realize. Unfortunately, these accidents can cause serious injuries that impact victims and their families alike.
There are many different reasons why victims suffer injuries in subway accidents, including all of the following:
- Driver negligence
- Abrupt stops and closing doors
- Broken stairs and turnstiles
- Slips, trips, and falls
Slip-and-falls can happen due to a variety of reasons, such as slippery floors, hidden debris, and even broken escalators. Someone can also trip and fall if broken stairs, obstacles, or slippery floors cannot be seen clearly due to poor lighting.
Who Is Liable for Your Subway Accident?
The NYC Transit Authority maintains and monitors the subway system, and they have an obligation to provide a safe and secure environment for commuters. When accident victims are injured due to negligence and safety breaches, the Transit Authority could be held financially liable.
In addition, multiple parties could be responsible for causing the accident as there may be third-party maintenance companies or parts makers that contributed to the accident. A Manhattan subway accident lawyer can determine who is responsible and how much your case is worth, thereby helping you recover the maximum compensation possible for your injuries.
Window of Time for Filing a Claim
There are strict time limits regarding the amount of time you have to file a personal injury claim in New York. Victims who suffer injuries in a subway accident must file a notice of their claim against the NYC Transit Authority within ninety days from the date of the accident. If the ninety-day window has passed, your claim will be denied.
Contact a Manhattan Subway Injury Attorney
Greenstein & Milbauer has successfully represented thousands of accident victims in Manhattan and all across New York City. Our investigative skills and effective litigation will achieve the best possible outcome for you and your family. We are committed to working hard so that you can recover the compensation you deserve.
Contact us online through the form below or call 1-800-VICTIM2 (842-8462). Schedule a free, no-obligation case evaluation to discuss your case with an experienced Manhattan subway accident lawyer.