New York City Subway Accidents

Our Personal Injury Lawyers Are on Your Side

Over 4 million people in New York rely on the subway to get around every day. The New York City Transit Authority has a legal obligation to protect its passengers by ensuring all subway trains and stations are properly maintained, and that all operators receive proper safety training. When a subway accident occurs, the NYC Transit Authority will be held liable for any negligent maintenance or operation that results in the injury of a passenger.

If you have been injured in a subway accident in New York City, you have the right to take legal action. A skilled personal injury lawyer can review your case and help you file a lawsuit against the NYC Transit Authority.

Common Causes of Injury

Subway accidents can occur while riding on the subway, or in the subway station.

There are numerous circumstances that can potentially lead to a subway accident, including:

  • Operator negligence
  • Sudden stops
  • Closing doors
  • Subway crashes
  • Turn style injuries
  • Electrocutions
  • Slips, trips, or falls that occur as a result of:
    • Broken stairs or platforms
    • Broken escalators
    • Broken or defective equipment
    • Slippery floors
    • Poor lighting
    • Hidden debris
    • Obstructed warning signs
    • Negligent maintenance

In addition, the NYC Transit Authority will also be held liable for incidents that occur as a result of negligent security in the subway or at the station, such as acts of physical assault, robbery, or rape.

Strict Time Limits

If you have been injured in a subway accident in New York, you only have 90 days from the date of the accident to file a notice of claim against the NYC Transit Authority or your claim will be denied.

Contact Our Lawyers Today for a Free Consultation

At Loscalzo & Loscalzo, P.C., we have been representing subway accident victims for over 46 years. We have handled thousands of accident cases throughout our careers, and use our expertise and knowledge of the law to help recover damages for your injuries as quickly as possible. We work hard to build cases that are powerful and compelling, and we always negotiate for the highest settlement possible.

If you have been injured in a subway or train accident and would like to speak with a lawyer who can aggressively fight for your best interest, contact Loscalzo & Loscalzo, P.C. at (646) 846-4776 for a free consultation.