Many people in the state of New York use the subway every day during the workweek. While the subway is generally considered a reliable means of transportation, subway accidents do happen, and if you’ve been injured in one, you should strongly consider your legal options going forward. Please continue reading and speak with our knowledgeable Bronx personal injury lawyer to learn more about subway accidents and how we can assist you if you’ve been harmed in one. Here are some of the questions you may have:
How do most subway accidents happen?
Subway accidents can happen for a wide array of reasons, however, not unlike most other accidents, they are generally caused by negligence. Some of the most common causes of subway accidents in NYC are as follows:
- Electrical malfunctions
- Obstructed walkways
- Defective escalators
- Turnstyle injuries
- Dangerous subway platforms
- Negligent subway operators
- Inadequate security
- Defective subway doors
- Sudden stops
After an accident, it is critical that you do everything in your power to document the facts surrounding the incident. If you were injured in a subway accident, there is a very good chance that you were not the only one, or at least that there were several other witnesses present. You should ensure that you obtain their contact information so they can corroborate your claim at a later date. You should also take pictures or videos of the accident/its aftermath, and you should ensure that you seek medical treatment immediately afterward. Finally, you should hire an experienced Bronx personal injury attorney who can promptly file your personal injury claim in an effort to recover the financial compensation you deserve and need to heal.
How long will I have to file a Notice of Claim in NYC?
In most cases, after an accident in NYC, you will have three years from the date of that accident to file a personal injury claim against the liable party. However, when someone sustains an injury on a subway or any other government-owned property, they will have even less time to file a Notice of Claim. If you miss this deadline, you will be permanently barred from suing. Our firm is ready to assist you today.
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.