Subway Accidents in NYC | What You Should Know

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Subway Accidents in NYC | What You Should Know

Many people use the subway to get from place to place here in New York City. Unfortunately, subway accidents are far from uncommon. Please continue reading and reach out to our experienced Bronx personal injury lawyer to learn more about subway accidents and how our firm can help guide you through the claims process if you’ve been wrongfully injured in one. Here are some of the questions you may have:

What are the most common causes of subway accidents?

Subway accidents happen for a variety of reasons, though they are typically a result of unsafe subway conditions. In most cases, these conditions are created by human negligence. Just some of the most common causes of subway accidents in NYC are as follows:

  • Dangerous walkways
  • Defective turnstiles
  • Derailments
  • Collisions
  • Insufficient subway security
  • Dangerous escalators or elevators
  • Electrical malfunctions
  • Sudden starts or stops
  • Defective subway doors
  • Careless subway operators

What should I do if I am injured in a subway accident?

If you are injured in a subway accident, you should do what you can to document the facts of the incident. The first thing you should do is call the police, as they will write up a police report and send emergency medical services to the scene of your accident. You should also ask any witnesses of your accident for their contact information and take pictures of the unsafe subway conditions that caused your injury. Once you are treated in a hospital and get a copy of medical documentation regarding your injuries, you should reach out to an experienced Bronx personal injury lawyer who can help you fight for your rightful compensation.

What is a Notice of Claim?

A Notice of Claim is the timeframe in which you will have to notify the state that you are bringing a lawsuit against it. With standard personal injury claims, filing a Notice of Claim typically isn’t necessary, however, when it comes to injuries sustained on property owned by the state, such as the MTA, you will have to file a Notice of Claim within 90 days of the date your accident occurred. This is why it is so important that you reach out to a competent Bronx personal injury lawyer as soon as you possibly can. We are here to help you through each phase of the process ahead.

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.

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