Knowledgeable and Compassionate Transit Fall Injury Lawyers in New York
Helping you seek compensation from transit agencies and other negligent parties
The attorneys at Barasch McGarry Salzman & Penson have helped individuals across the city in the aftermath of transit fall accidents, leveraging our in-depth knowledge of all aspects of personal injury law. Respectful and loyal, we remain dedicated to your needs and to answering your questions at all times. For a legal team with a track record of success when it comes to personal injury claims, don’t wait to call on our firm.
Transit accidents in New York City
Thousands of New Yorkers rely on mass transportation each and every day, including subways, taxicabs, buses and trains. Because of this heavy use of public transportation, transit accidents are somewhat common. It’s important for NYC residents to understand liability in these accidents and what they should know in case an injury occurs. For instance, if you’ve been injured while waiting for a train, walking to a train or on a train itself, you may be entitled to compensation to cover your medical bills, lost wages and other damages.
Transit injury claims may stem from a variety of issues. The following are some of the most common our accident lawyers see:
- Subway. Accidents and injuries may occur at subway stations and on the trains themselves. Poor maintenance, lack of security, defective parts and negligent operators may all be at fault. Every once in a while, there is a subway derailment that results in injured passengers.
- Charter bus. Bus drivers have a responsibility to get you to your destination safely, taking the proper precautions when necessary to avoid an accident. Bus crashes are particularly dangerous because passengers rarely wear seatbelts.
- Train accidents. Although derailments are rare, they do happen and tend to result in injuries and death. However, slippery surfaces, dangerous stairs and other hazards may also cause accidents resulting in injuries.
- Taxicab accidents. Taxi drivers typically try to get their passengers to their destinations as quickly as possible. This rush may cause them to take unnecessary risks, placing passengers, other motorists and pedestrians in danger.
Pursuing compensation after a transit accident
A personal injury claim after a transit fall can be a little more complex than other types of claims, as there may be a number of parties involved. These include train and bus operators, the companies or agencies in charge of mass transportation and other motorists or individuals who may have contributed to the accident. In addition, you must first file a Notice of Claim within the first 90 days after you suffer an injury. Considering all of these factors, it’s critical to work with a slip and fall lawyer who has experience with these specific types of injury claims.
Consult a skilled New York City personal injury attorney today
If you’ve been injured in a transit fall, speak with a lawyer with Barasch McGarry Salzman & Penson right away. We offer free initial consultations and you pay no attorneys’ fees unless your claim is successful. Call us now at 888.746.8212 or contact us online.