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Many New Yorkers find themselves waiting for the bus or train every single day. Though generally, they can do so without incident, there are times where bus and train stations are extremely unsafe. If you are someone who has recently been injured in a bus stop or train station accident, you must continue reading and reach out to our experienced personal injury attorney today to learn more about how we can help you through the claims process.

What are the most common causes of bus/train station accidents?

Bus and train station accidents are caused for various reasons, though no matter the cause, the outcome is almost always severe. Some of the most frequent causes of bus and train station accidents can include leaks leaving slippery and wet surfaces, broken or unevenly spaced stairs, defective escalators and elevators, unlawfully present weather-related hazards, unsafe platform conditions, and more.

Do I qualify for compensation after an accident?

When you hire an attorney, he or she will have to prove that you were injured as a direct result of another party’s negligence. If your attorney can prove that you were injured due to a municipality’s failure to provide passengers with a reasonably safe environment, there is a very good chance you will win the compensation you deserve.

How long do I have to take legal action against a municipality New York State?

When individuals are hurt in an accident, they are granted a certain period of time from the date of the accident to file a personal injury claim. Generally, the statute of limitations in New York is three years, however, since you are taking legal action against a municipality, the law is very different. New York law states that those injured will have 90 days from the date of their accident to file a Notice of Claim against a municipality. Once you do, the municipality will generally hold a hearing, where they will ask you questions about the accident and the injuries you have sustained as a result.

These hearings may be exhaustive, and, in some instances, the municipality will even request that a physician evaluate your injuries to see if you are telling the truth. If you are filing a lawsuit against a municipality, you cannot afford to do so alone. Our firm is here to help you fight for the compensation you need.

Contact our experienced New York City firm

If you have been injured in a New York City car accident, Swerling Law is here to help. Our firm understands the challenges that many people face after being hurt in an accident and is prepared to help you receive an award of significant compensation to ease some of your burdens. To schedule a consultation with an experienced construction site accident attorney in New York City, contact Swerling Law today.

$3,250,000

Settlement to a barista who slipped and fell on a defective stairwell while working for Starbucks who sustained back injuries requiring multiple surgeries in 2012.

$3,000,000

Settlement to a woman who was assaulted and sustained back/hip injuries in 2015.

$1,415,000

Verdict to a high school student who was assaulted by a school dean during her lunch period dislocating her hip in 2014.

$995,000

Settlement to a man who was run over by a dump truck on a Brooklyn street causing him to sustain multiple injuries, including but not limited to a broken leg and detached urethra in 2019.

$850,000

Settlement to a woman who slipped and fell down a wet stairwell in a New York City Housing Authority building requiring a back surgery in 2018.

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