What Are My Options After A Subway Accident?
Taking the subway is something that makes our day more efficient. Whether we are going to work or enjoying ourselves after, it gets us from point A to point B without the stress of having to drive in the crazy New York traffic. Unfortunately, accidents sometimes happen. These cases are unlike many others and require the experience of a knowledgeable attorney. At Surdez & Perez P.C., we can help you after you have been injured in a subway accident.
Determining Who Is Responsible
One of the first things that we will help you do is determine who owns the train or station where the accident occurred. Most mass transit systems are owned by the government, however, some of them are privately owned. This will help us determine who is liable for your injuries. There are also different laws based on government versus private owners. It is imperative that you act quickly as the time frame for your case can be extremely important.
There are many different ways a subway accident can result in injury. They include, but are not limited to:
- Operator negligence
- Subway car crashes
- Electrical malfunctions
- Broken stairs or platforms
- Failure to maintain the car, platform or station
No matter how you were injured, we will help you fight for the best possible solution. You may be entitled to compensation for medical expenses, lost wages, and any pain or suffering you are going through. Put your trust in a firm with the experience and knowledge you need.