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New York Subway Accidents

When you use the subway, you never anticipate being injured. Thousands of people use the subway every day to go to work and school and 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 time people arrive at their chosen destination safely, accidents do occur. These accidents can cause a wide variety of injuries including a spinal injury, broken bone or head injury. This can lead to paralysis, and even is 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 loss. 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.

Causes of Subway Accidents

Just like with any other type of accident, subway accidents are caused by a variety reasons, including:

  • Falls on the platform
  • Falls off the platform onto tracks
  • Falls on stairs
  • Being struck by a train
  • Malfunctioning turnstiles
  • Electrocution by train tracks
  • Being assaulted, robbed or raped in a subway station (inadequate security)
  • Train derailment
  • Explosions
  • Fires

While many subway accidents are caused by the negligence of the While victims are often customers, subway workers also sometimes injured in subway accidents due to negligence.

Pursuing a 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- an 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 an accident because of the negligence of another such as a motorcycle accident, automobile accident, or construction accident, it is important to obtain legal guidance. When you visit our office 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 us 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.

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