In New York, there are many options available for mass transit. The city has different travel options, such as subways and trains. There are ferry boats available to get people across the river. The state has many available transportation options for individuals to use in order to get from place to place. This allows people to plan out their route for their way to work and other daily activities that they may partake in. A network of trains and buses encourages visitors to explore the area. Public transportation options must be monitored for safety in order for passengers to arrive at their destination without harm. Not only are the vehicles monitored, the stations are as well. Unfortunately, these forms of transportation are also subject to accidents. When accidents occur, people can face unexpected serious injuries. If you or a loved one has been involved in a mass transit accident that has caused a personal injury, you should seek legal counsel in order to explore your options for seeking benefits.
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How can mass transit accidents occur?
Mass transit accidents can occur due to a variety of reasons. These forms of transportation need to be monitored in order to ensure safety for the public. There are requirements that these systems must meet and people who are in charge of making sure that these requirements are met. If vehicles are not inspected closely, they can lead to devastating consequences. With many different stations and options for transportation, there is a lot to monitor.
Operators can be at fault for a mass transit accident. An operator’s negligence can include speeding, using a device, fatigue or substance abuse, among many other causes. Not only have serious injuries been known to happen while riding on mass transit systems, they can also be caused in stations. Waiting areas and stations must also be monitored to ensure safety for all those around. Negligence by employees can contribute to accidents in waiting areas at stations, on escalators or elevators. In these places, individuals are still subject to accidents that can cause serious injuries.
If you can prove that a hazard was unattended due to the negligence of an employee, then you may be entitled to compensation. This compensation can include economic damages for your lost wages, lost future wages and medical bills. It can also include noneconomic damages for your pain and suffering and emotional distress caused by the accident.
When dealing with cases involving mass transit, it is best to have representation. We may be able to help you build your case around the negligence that led to your accident. Contact us in order to seek the outcome you wish for.
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