On any given day, though, taking the subway to work or to a popular tourist destination can result in a minor or, unfortunately, a major accident. Knowing this risk, it is important to know your rights as a passenger. The right subway accident lawyer can educate you about your rights and guide you through the process of dealing with the aftermath of an accident. With over 50 years of combined experience in New York City and surrounding counties, the team at Greenberg & Stein is here to help you every step of the way.
The New York City Subway is one of the oldest public transportation systems and has the greatest number of stations of any system in the world. It offers service 24 hours a day, every day of the year. With world-class museums, award-winning cuisine, Broadway plays and iconic sites, New York has something for everyone, including an easy-to-use public transportation system. Get more information about the history of the New York City subway system.
The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) runs the subway system and strives to provide passengers with good service, a safe trip, accurate and timely information, alternate routes in case of delays, courteous employees, a clean environment and emergency notification and restoration. With over two billion riders per year, however, accidents are bound to happen, and when they do, a subway accident lawyer can help. Not only are there not guard rails between the platform and the subway cars, but the train also moves at high speeds and therefore cannot stop quickly. Subway employees are obligated to ensure their passengers’ safety; however, they sometimes fail to live up to this obligation. In 2011, for example, 146 people were struck by subway trains and 47 were killed.
There are a variety of subway accidents that have and can occur, including impact with a subway train, getting caught between the platform and the train, getting caught in the train doors, slipping and falling due to lack of maintenance in and around the train and finally, various types of assault. Read about the types of subway accidents that have occurred.
You and your loved ones may take every precaution when boarding and riding the train, but accidents do happen. If they do, you have only 90 days to file a Notice of Claim with MTA. To ensure you know your rights and to follow all the required steps when filing a claim, contact a subway accident lawyer.
The team at Greenberg and Stein has over 50 years of collective experience in dealing with a variety of cases, including those involving subway accidents. These experienced lawyers thoroughly understand transportation law and know the ins and outs of regulatory agencies that handle these types of claims. When handling a subway accident case, the team at Greenberg and Stein will conduct a private investigation of the accident, locate and secure eyewitnesses, interview the subway conductor involved in the accident and preserve any physical evidence related to the accident. Having a subway accident lawyer from this firm on your side can help you deal with the emotional and financial burdens that affect the victims of this type of accident.
If you or a loved one has suffered due to a subway accident, dealing with the effects of that accident can be painful and expensive, but you do not have to suffer alone. Contact one of the subway accident lawyers at Greenberg and Stein for experienced, supportive help through this difficult time.
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