What steps do I need to take following a subway crash?
Inform an employee of your injuries and what caused them. Get employee’s name and information.
Take photos of conditions that caused your injury. Write down a detailed account of
Get contact information of eye witnesses.
Seek medical attention.
Can I take legal action?
You have the right to take legal action if injured. You can file a lawsuit
under premises liability due to unsafe conditions. The New York City Transit
Authority (NYCTA) legally has the responsibility to provide a safe environment
and is obligated to protect its passengers. This includes areas such as
stairs, equipment, trains, lighting, floors, subway operators, and more.
How do you file a lawsuit for subway accident?
You must file a written
Notice of Claim within
90 days of your
subway accident with NYCTA in order to sue. You should contact an experienced attorney
when filing a document of this significance.
A Notice of Claim must contain the following:
- Name and Address
- Explanation of what happened (time, place, location, how, etc.)
- Damages sought
- Document must be verified
How long do I have to file a claim?
You must file a claim within 90 days of your injury or your claim will
be automatically denied. It is important to file your injury claim with
New York City Transit Authority (NYCTA) immediately following an accident.
If you do not file within this allotted period of time, you lose your
right to bring a lawsuit against NYCTA.
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