New Yorkers and those who live in the surrounding areas but work within the five boroughs often rely heavily on mass transit to get around. Unfortunately, there are often mass transit accidents that cause significant injuries or even death to many people. Just this week, there have been multiple mass transit accidents mentioned in the news. First, two buses collided at the entrance of the Lincoln Tunnel and 32 people were injured. In fact, eight of these injuries were serious, but not life-threatening. Then in New Jersey, two were killed when a school bus driver allegedly made an illegal U-turn. It was also uncovered that the bus driver had 14 license suspensions, among other traffic violations.
Another mass transit accident that was mentioned this week was in regards to the 2013 train derailment of a Metro-North train that tragically killed four people. Now, Metro-North is saying that the engineer who was driving the train should be responsible for paying over $10.5 million back to the employer. In the investigation of the accident, it turns out that the engineer was driving the train 82 mph around a 30 mph curve, derailing the train and injuring dozens.
If an individual is injured in a mass transit accident, they may want to pursue an injury claim and recover damages for the burdens they have faced as a result. Often, driver negligence is the cause of an accident so it is important to hold the negligent party liable for their actions.
If you or a loved one has been injured in one of these accidents or in any other mass transit accident, contact our firm today for quality legal representation.
The Law Office of Richard M. Kenny is committed to representing clients throughout New York City who have been injured due to the negligence of another party. If you are the victim of someone else’s negligence, contact our firm today for strong legal representation when it matters most.