New York Subway Accidents
When you use the subway, you never anticipate being injured. Thousands of people use the subway each day to go to work, to go to school, and to get around the city. Subways have been around for over 150 years, and have made incredible advances in speed and technology. While a majority of the time people arrive at their destinations safely, accidents do occur. These accidents can cause a wide variety of injuries including broken bones, head injuries, and spinal cord injuries. This can lead to paralysis, and even in some cases wrongful death. If you or a loved one has been injured in a subway or train accident, you deserve to be compensated for your losses. Contact an experienced New York subway accident lawyer at Stephen Bilkis & Associates to learn more about how you can obtain just compensation for your injuries by filing a personal injury claim.Causes of Subway Accidents
Subway accidents are not confined to being injured in the train. There are many ways that individuals can get injured in a subway-related accident, including:
- Falling on the platform while waiting for the train or after existing from the train
- Falling off the platform onto tracks
- Falling on the stairs leading to and from the subway station
- Being struck by a train
- Malfunctioning turnstiles
- Being electrocuted by subway train tracks
- Being assaulted, robbed, or raped in a subway station due to poor lighting or inadequate security
- Being injured on a train due to a derailment, an abrupt stop, or excessive speed
- Explosions and fires
Many of these accidents are caused by negligence and could have been avoid.Pursuing Compensation Through a Personal Injury Claim
Whether you are a passenger, bystander, or worker, if you were injured in a subway accident due to the negligence or intentional act of someone else, you have the right to pursue compensation for the losses you suffered. As an experienced New York subway accidents lawyer will explain, the process for pursuing compensation will varying depending on whether you are a subway employee or not. Suffering a serious injury from an accident will undoubtedly result in substantial medical bills. You may also experience a loss of revenue because you may miss a significant amount of work while you recover from your injuries.
Potential compensation will include compensation for your medical expenses as well as compensation for lost wages and loss of future earning potential. You may also receive compensation for your pain and suffering.
If you have been injured in a train accident, our experienced team is ready to help. Accidents that occur on subway trains or on subway platforms are often the result of the negligence of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority. If it is necessary to pursue a claim against the Metropolitan Transportation Authority, a government entity, there are special rules that must be followed. For example, a Notice of Claim must be filed within 90 days of the accident. Thus, it is important to contact an experienced subway accidents attorney in New York immediately to avoid your claim being time-barred.Contact Stephen Bilkis & Associates
Injuries from a subway accident can be significant and can include a brain injury, spinal injury, or broken bone. If you have suffered a subway-related injury, it is important to obtain legal guidance. When you speak with our legal team, we will explain your legal rights and help you get the compensation you deserve. Just compensation for your injuries can include monetary reimbursement for your doctors’ bills, missed time from work, and pain and suffering. Contact an experienced subway accidents attorney serving New York at 800.696.9529 to schedule a free, no obligation consultation regarding your case. We represent clients in the following locations: Nassau County, Bronx, Brooklyn, Long Island, Manhattan, Queens, Staten Island, Suffolk County, and Westchester County.