Bronx Subway Accident Attorneys
Personal Injury Lawyers in the Bronx Representing Individuals Injured in MTA Accidents
Through the subway and other forms of transportation, the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) moves massive numbers of people throughout our borough, and it provides most of us with the ability to get around conveniently and safely. Accidents, however, happen, and they can be quite serious. If you’ve been injured in a Bronx subway accident – or another kind of MTA accident – consult with an experienced Bronx personal injury attorney today.
Many of us ride the subway on a daily basis, and most of us at least occasionally find ourselves on the subway. Subway accidents are probably more common than you realize, and they can be caused by any number of deficiencies, including:
- Operators who are poorly trained, inexperienced, and/or underqualified for the job
- Dangerous engineering related to the trains and tracks themselves
- Inadequate maintenance
- Brake and/or driving system failures
- Defective parts
- Slippery, uneven, debris strewn, or otherwise dangerous walkways
- Inadequate lighting
When you ride the subway, you’re thinking about getting to your destination safely and probably aren’t giving much thought to your personal safety. However, poorly maintained and/or defective trains and dangerous walkways can leave you injured.
Our bus system also ferries a large number of people from place to place. These buses must obviously maneuver through heavy traffic, which means that accidents are an inevitability. Some of the contributing factors include:
- Inexperienced, poorly trained, and/or underqualified drivers
- Fatigued, distracted, or impaired drivers
- Inadequate bus maintenance
- Defective bus parts
- Failure to adhere to the rules of the road (speeding, for example)
The Metropolitan Transportation Authority
If you’re injured while using a mode of transportation provided by the MTA, it’s a different situation than if you’d been injured by a private citizen. The MTA is a public benefit corporation that is owned by the State of New York and that consists of the subway, commuter rails, and express and local bus routes.
Because the MTA is run by the state, the laws related to bringing a personal injury claim after an accident differ from other such claims. To begin, there are strict time limitations involved. Before you can file your case, you must file a Notice of Claim with the MTA – and you have only 90 days after the accident to do so. After the 90 days allowed for filing a Notice of Claim, you have one year to file your lawsuit. This is an abbreviated response time that requires careful attention to help ensure that your right to compensation is protected.
If You’ve Been Injured in an MTA Accident, an Experienced Bronx Personal Injury Lawyer Can Help
Subway, bus, and other MTA accidents are often quite dangerous, and they require highly specific legal attention. The dedicated personal injury attorneys at Lipsig, Shapey, Manus & Moverman – proudly serving the Bronx – have extensive experience successfully advocating for the rights of MTA-accident victims like you. Our firm is one of the longest standing and best established in the city, so please don’t hesitate to contact or call us at 212-285-3300 for more information today.