MTA Accident Attorneys in Manhattan
New York City’s Mass Transit Authority is the largest network of transportation in all of North America. The MTA is comprised of subways, trains, and buses that help locals and tourists alike get around the city. The people of New York City rely on the MTA every day and trust that the operators of these vehicles will get them to and from their destinations safely. Unfortunately, these trains and buses are occasionally involved in serious accidents that can result in life-threatening injuries for passengers. If you were injured as a passenger of the Mass Transit Authority, it is important to speak with an experienced personal injury attorney who can walk you through your legal options. Swerling Law is here to help. Contact our firm today to schedule a free consultation.
The primary reason that buses are involved in significantly more accidents than trains and subways is that they are forced to share the congested NYC roads with all other vehicles. Bus accidents cause so many accidents for passengers because these vehicles typically do not offer seatbelts. Bus passengers can become seriously injured because of a collision with another vehicle, during drop-offs, or because of a sudden stop. It is also important to be aware that you may have a case against the MTA if you were injured while waiting for a bus in a terminal or bus station.
Train accidents occur far less often than bus accidents, as these vehicles are not forced to share the roads with the millions of others around them. However, if a train or subway accident does occur, it is often more serious than a typical motor vehicle crash. Train accidents can be caused by a derailment, speeding, colliding with another train or crashing into a stationary object. Of course, these situations are quite serious and result in very severe injuries, so it is important that you consult with an experienced personal injury attorney who has experience taking on cases against the MTA.
Notice of Claim in New York
When you are injured in an accident with a Mass Transit Authority vehicle, it is important to be aware that your personal injury case has an added level of complexity. You will be required to file a Notice of Claim within 90 days of the date of the accident because the MTA is a public entity. A Notice of Claim simply informs the MTA that you have been injured and that you intend to bring a lawsuit against them. Once you have filed a Notice of Claim, you must file your claim within 1 year and 90 days of the date of the accident. If you fail to do so within this time frame, you will be barred from taking legal action.
Contact a NYC Mass Transit Authority Attorney
Have you been seriously injured in an accident that involved a Mass Transit Authority bus or train? If so, be sure to consider your legal options as soon as possible. Swerling Law is proud to represent NYC clients who have suffered physically, emotionally, and financially as a result of someone else’s negligence. If you need a legal team that is committed to representing your interests, you can count on us. Contact Swerling Law today to schedule a free consultation.