It’s estimated that approximately 4 million residents in New York use the subway system every day. Of these passengers, hundreds will be injured or killed on New York’s subway system every year. What makes this reality particularly unsettling is the fact that almost all of these injuries and deaths could be prevented if the proper safety and maintenance measures are taken.
Our New York City personal injury attorneys have been working in the legal field for more than seven decades collectively, and as such, we know that many subway accidents are cause for legal action. Subway operators and the companies that they work for are professionally obligated to ensure that their passengers are transported safely. When they fail to live up to this duty, thus causing an accident, legal action needs to be taken.
Successful litigation of any type of subway accident must include an attorney’s thorough understanding of transportation law, as defined in Title 49 of the United States Code, as well as familiarity with many other regulatory agencies such as The Federal Transit Administration and the Federal Employers Liability Act (FELA). Our New York City subway accident attorneys are intimately familiar with the language of these laws and we know how to effectively apply them to the details of your case when seeking compensation for your pain and suffering.
We are prepared fight the tactics that will undoubtedly be employed by internal investigators of the subway system as they collect evidence and conduct research that will be geared toward defending the subway company and its operator(s). To help ensure that your case stands to be successful, we can take the following actions:
If you were injured in a subway accident, or you are mourning the loss of a loved one whose life was claimed in this type of accident, our New York City subway accident lawyers are here to help. We are committed to applying nothing less than the professionalism and integrity needed to yield favorable results for your case. Contact us today for a free consultation.