Busses and trains are a huge part of New York culture, and if you live in the city, or are even just visiting, there is a very good chance you will use both of these services at some point. Unfortunately, while these stations are generally safe, it is no secret that oftentimes, they are not. If you are someone who has recently been injured in a bus/train station accident and are now seeking financial compensation as a result, you must read on and reach out to our experienced New York mass transit station accident attorneys today.
What can cause a bus stop/train station accident?
Bus and train station accidents happen for a variety of reasons, though generally, they can be traced back to negligence. Some of the most frequent causes of these accidents can include poor security which allows crimes to occur, a municipality’s failure to remove all weather-related hazards within the constraints of the law, slip and fall accidents due to leaks, defective stairwells, elevators, or escalators, and more.
How do I know if I am entitled to compensation after an accident?
To recover financial compensation after a bus or train station accident, you will need to prove that you were injured as a result of another party’s negligence. Generally, when you sue a bus/train station, you are suing a municipality, which can be more difficult. That is why you need the assistance of an experienced attorney who can help collect and present evidence to prove your personal injury claim.
What is the statute of limitations for personal injury claims in New York?
Though in New York, the statute of limitations for personal injury claims is, generally, three years, when suing a municipality, these rules change. If you have been injured in a bus stop/train station accident, you will have to file a Notice of Claim within 90 days. A Notice of Claim essentially informs the municipality that you are taking legal action against it. Usually, from here, the municipality will request a hearing to ask you questions about your injuries and their origin, and, in some cases, may even request that a physician examine your injuries to prove that you are, in fact, injured and are deserving of financial compensation. Our firm has been helping individuals do so for years, so why not put our experience to work for you?
Contact our experienced New York 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.