Subway Accidents in New York City | What You Need to Know

Most of us have no choice but to take the subway to get to and from our destinations. Fortunately, this is usually without incident, however, as you know, subway accidents and injuries are not entirely uncommon, and if you are someone who has recently been injured in a subway accident, you are most likely now seeking financial compensation. Our firm is here to help. Please read on and reach out to our experienced NYC personal injury attorney to learn more about subway accidents and how our firm can help you through every step of the claims process ahead. Here are some of the questions you may have:

What are the most frequent causes of subway accidents?

Subway accidents can occur for many different reasons, though some of the most common causes and types of subway accidents that our firm sees are as follows:

  • Derailments
  • Defective subway doors
  • Sudden starts and stops
  • Electrocutions
  • Turnstyle injuries
  • Subway operator negligence
  • Trip and falls on subway platforms
  • Inadequate security allowing crimes to occur

How can I prove my personal injury claim?

If you are injured in a subway accident, you will have to gather as much evidence as possible to sufficiently document the incident and prove that you were injured as a direct result of another party’s negligence. You should take pictures of the condition that caused your accident, ask those who witnessed your accident for their contact information, seek medical treatment, call the police, and retain the services of an experienced NYC personal injury attorney who can obtain all additional evidence needed to satisfy the burden of proof on your behalf.

How long will I have to sue for an injury sustained on public transit in NYC?

Though the statute of limitations for personal injury claims in New York State is, generally three years, this is not the case when it comes to injuries sustained on public transit or on property owned by a municipality. If you are injured in a subway accident in New York City you will have to file a Notice of Claim within 90 days of the accident. From here, you will only have 1 year and 90 days from the date of your accident to sue the party responsible. Our firm is ready to help, and rather obviously, time is of the essence. Give us a call so we can get started.

Contact our experienced New York City firm

At Mark L. Bodner, P.C., we are committed to guiding clients through each step of the medical malpractice and personal injury claims process. Our firm understands how traumatic it can be when you become a victim of negligence. We are prepared to fight on your behalf to help you recover a maximum compensation award.聽Contact our firm today.