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Most New Yorkers use the subway system daily. If you were injured in one, you may want to consider your legal options. Give our firm a call today to speak with one of our skilled New York City MTA accident attorneys.

What are the most common causes of subway accidents in New York?

Unfortunately, there are a number of different ways that subway accidents occur. However, keep in mind that the majority of accidents are a result of:

  • Derailments
  • Doors closing too soon
  • Sudden stops
  • Trip and falls in the stations or on the platform
  • Turnstyle injuries
  • Operator negligence
  • People being dragged under the trail
  • Electrical injuries due to malfunctions
  • Obstructed walkways
  • Collisions
  • Robberies and other criminal activity due to poor subway security
  • Broken escalators
  • Broken stairs or platforms

If you were injured because of any of the above, you may be entitled to financial compensation. Give our firm a call today to discuss the details of your case and your options. We are here to help.

How can I establish negligence?

If you were hurt as a result of another party’s negligence, you will have to provide proof of this negligence. In order to achieve this, you should take the following measures:

  • Take photos and videos at the scene of the accident
  • If anyone saw your accident occur, ask for their contact information
  • Be sure to seek medical attention right away so that you can have concrete proof of the origin and degree of your injuries

How long do I have to file my claim?

The statute of limitations for a personal injury accident in the state of New York is generally three years. However, this may be more difficult when it comes to a subway accident. This is because you will likely need to file a Notice of Claim. This notifies the government that a lawsuit is being brought against them. In the state of New York, injured parties are allowed 90 days from the date of the injury to file a Notice of Claim. Missing this deadline will likely mean you will be barred from taking legal action. This is a short timeframe and it is easy to let deadlines slip by when you are recovering from a serious injury. Give an experienced attorney as soon as possible to avoid missing any important deadlines.

If you or a loved one has been hurt in a subway accident, contact our firm today. Our legal team is dedicated to ensuring you acquire the compensation you need and deserve ot heal and move forward.

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If you have been injured in a New York City accident, Swerling Law is here to help. Contact Swerling Law today to schedule your free initial consultation with our firm.

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