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5 NYC Bus/Subway Accident Facts + Your Guide After an NYC Bus/Subway Accident

  1. On an average weekday, 388,075 citizens rode an NYC MTA bus in 2019; 5.4 million rode the NYC subway.


  1. 494 MTA bus passengers were harmed in a non-collision accident in 2019, an increase of 11% from 2018.

New York Post

  1. In 2017, there were almost 900 incidents involving NYC citizens on the tracks or being hit by a train.

  1. Over 210 fatalities were reported in a four-year report on subway train-related fatalities in NYC.

J Forensic Sci

  1. In a study on NYC subway injuries, 1/4th of patients suffered extremity amputations – and 9.6% died of their injuries.

Am J Public Health

What to Do If You are Injured in an NYC Bus or Subway Accident

1. Call 911 for Police and Medical Attention

Your safety is the first priority; get the medical care you need immediately.  The NYCTA and MTA do not call the police from the scene.  If you are unable to call 911 yourself ask someone to do it for you.

2. File a Report

If you call 911 the NYCTA will generally report your accident to an MTA or NYCTA official or other uniformed authority; make sure you or someone on your behalf sure writes down their contact info.

3. Gather Any Evidence

If possible, take photos of the accident site or have someone do it for you; this will help prove the truth if you go to court.

4. Contact Greenberg & Stein, PC

You have a limited window of time to file a claim or lawsuit (sometimes as short as 30 days). Speak with our NYC lawyers right away.

5. Prove Your Case

We’ll gather evidence for your case & pursue maximum financial compensation on your behalf.