Subways and trains are used by millions of New Yorkers daily. Subways and Trains remain a popular means of transportation and are generally safe. However, subway and train accidents may happen for numerous reasons, including, but not limited to, the following:
• Inspection or maintenance violations;
• Objects on tracks such as automobiles;
• Conductor errors;
• Operator errors;
• Warning signal failures;
• Mechanical failures.
Individuals involved in such accidents, including passengers, pedestrians, conductors, and motor vehicle drivers, can receive serious and debilitating injuries, which may result in death.
After an accident occurs, make sure you act as quickly as possible, since in New York, you only have a limited time period within which to file a notice of claim and start legal action. It is important that you retain a personal injury lawyer who is familiar with such accident cases to handle your case.
If you or someone you know has been injured in a train or subway accident, contact us today for a free legal consultation. We will discuss your rights and responsibilities. At COHEN & COHEN PERSONAL INJURY LAWYERS, P.C., such cases are handled on a contingency basis, which means that you do not pay attorney’s fees unless we recover compensation for you.