The MTA, for the most part, is a reliable and efficient means of transportation for all those communicating to and from the City. However, train and bus accidents are not unheard of, and if you have been injured in one, you are most likely now seeking financial compensation to help cover the cost of your medical bills, in-home care, lost wages, and more. Please continue reading and speak with our knowledgeable New York City personal injury attorneys to learn more about mass transit accidents and how we can help.
What are the most common causes of train accidents?
Train accidents are less common than bus accidents, however, when they happen, people are often severely injured as a result. The most common causes of train accidents include: traveling at excessive speeds, improperly aligning railroad switches, train operators working while under the influence, crew members receiving negligent instructions, and more.
How do most bus accidents happen?
Bus accidents can happen for a wide array of reasons, though they are most frequently traceable to driver negligence. Some of the most common causes of bus accidents include texting while driving, operating the bus while under the influence of drugs or alcohol, carelessly discharging passengers, failing to check massive blind spots before turning, and more.
How do I sue for an injury sustained on public transportation in New York City?
To win any personal injury lawsuit, you will first have to prove that you were injured as a direct result of another party’s negligence. Unfortunately, this is usually far easier said than done which is why if you have been injured in a public transportation accident, you must retain the services of an experienced New York City personal injury attorney as soon as possible.
You should note that the statute of limitations for personal injury claims in New York is, generally, three years, giving people three years from the date of their accident to sue. However, since you are most likely filing a lawsuit against a municipality, you will have far less time to sue. You will have to file a Notice of Claim within 90 days of your accident, and from there, you will have 1 year and 90 days to file your lawsuit. If you fail to do so, you will most likely be barred from suing. We are ready to help you–all you have to do is ask.
Contact our experienced New York City firm
Our entire legal team is dedicated to providing the advice you need and the personalized attention you deserve. If you have been injured due to another party’s negligence, call 212-421-0300 or fill out our contact form to schedule a free consultation with a New York City personal injury lawyer. You may be entitled to financial compensation, which can help you on your road to recovery.