Helping People Injured In Subway Accidents
Millions of people ride the subway in New York City every single day. When accidents occur, they can be serious and even deadly. At Ronald W. Ramirez, Attorney at Law, we understand how devastating these accidents can be. We are committed to advocating for you to alleviate the financial burden caused by the accident and to help you obtain closure. We will fight for you to obtain compensation for lost wages, medical bills and other expenses that may arise.
Potential Causes Of Injuries
The subway system is crowded, not only with people, but also with heavy machines and critical infrastructure. This means that you could get hurt in any number of ways. Some common causes of subway injuries include:
- Getting caught in doors
- Slipping and falling
- Getting hit by a train
- Being the victim of a crime
- Being injured by a turnstile
- Malfunctioning equipment
Derailments and rollovers, while rare, are particularly dangerous for those involved. Any type of injury, no matter how big or how small, should always be reported to the proper authorities.
The Metropolitan Transportation Authority is responsible for maintaining the subway system in New York City. It is also responsible for making sure that passengers are not in danger. Therefore, if you or a loved one was injured while riding the subway, liability most likely rests with the MTA.
Because the MTA is a governmental entity, the laws and guidelines regarding liability and reporting are complex. Strict deadlines apply for filing a claim, so consulting an experienced injury attorney as soon as possible is essential. We work closely with our clients to identify any potential responsible parties and to analyze whether someone’s negligence played a role in your injury.
The Clock Is Ticking, So Call Today
The law limits the amount of time you have to file a claim. Schedule a free consultation with a skilled Forest Hills-area lawyer by calling us at 917-300-0778. You can also reach our Queens or Manhattan offices by emailing us online.