NYC Subway Accidents
Loscalzo & Loscalzo, P.C. Is on Your Side
Over 4 million people in New York rely on the subway to get around every day. The NYC 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 can be held liable for any negligent maintenance or operation that results in the injury of a passenger. Loscalzo & Loscalzo, P.C. can help you navigate through this difficult situation.
If you have been injured in a subway accident in New York, you have the right to take legal action. A skilled subway accident lawyer can review your case and help you file a lawsuit against the NYC Transit Authority.
What Kinds of Subway Accidents Qualify for a Lawsuit?
The NYC Transit Authority is not only responsible for the trains, but the upkeep of the stations as well. Types of accidents that can qualify for a personal injury lawsuit include:
- Operator negligence
- Sudden stops
- Closing doors
- Subway crashes
- Turn style injuries
Slips, trips, or falls that occur as the result of:
- Broken stairs, platforms, or escalators
- Broken or defective equipment
- Slippery floors or hidden debris
- Poor lighting or obstructed warning signs
If you've suffered an injury due to any of the aforementioned incidents, call a Manhattan subway injury lawyer from our firm right away! 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.
What if I Was Assaulted in the Subway?
In premises liability cases, the owner of a property is responsible for providing adequate security to ensure the safety of any visitors or residents. The same is true for the subway. The NYC Transit Authority can also be held liable for incidents that occur as a result of negligent security in the subway or at the station. Such acts include physical assault and battery, robbery, or sexual assault.
Who Investigates Subway Accidents in New York City?
Subway accidents are investigated by the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB). This is an organization that is dedicated to finding out the details associated with an accident that occurs on the subway, but it is within your best interest to hire an injury lawyer to help you receive compensation for your claim. Our attorneys can gather witness statements from the scene of the accident, obtain police reports, and negotiate with insurance companies to ensure that you are receiveing fair and just compensation after your injuries.
Contact Our Lawyers Today for a Free Consultation
At Loscalzo & Loscalzo, P.C., we have been representing subway accident victims for nearly 50 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.