Did You Slip and Fall on the Platform?
Public and private property owners have an obligation to maintain property in a reasonably safe condition and to warn of potential dangers. If a person is injured due to the owner's negligence, the owner may be liable for the injuries. When the injury occurs on railroad property, there may be multiple liable parties involved, including the city or state and private contractors. Your attorney must have experience with these complex train accident cases.
I am personal injury trial lawyer Ira M. Maurer. I have handled railroad passenger injury claims involving Amtrak, the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA), Long Island Railroad (LIRR) and Metro-North Commuter Railroad as well as New Jersey Transit Rail and PATH (Port Authority of New York and New Jersey) and many other railroads in the Northeast. You can rely on my experience with complex railroad injury claims as well as my skill as a negotiator and trial attorney. My long record of successful verdicts and settlements has earned me a lifetime membership in the national Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum.
Passengers injured on the train platform need to report their injuries to the MTA police or local police to ensure that they receive appropriate compensation. If you suffer an injury at the station and do not report it, the railroad's claim department and lawyers will say your injury did not happen on railroad property.
Slip-and-fall accidents are the most common accidents on train platforms. When people slip, trip and fall due to a dangerous surface, they can hit their heads and suffer brain injuries. Or, they may fall and suffer back and neck injuries, spinal cord injuries, knee injuries and shoulder injuries.
Some of the most frequent causes of these injuries include:
- Snow, ice or water on the platform
- Falling into the gap between platform and train
- Falling onto the tracks
- Inadequate lighting
- Inadequate warning signs
Speak with an attorney today to ensure that you do not miss the deadline for filing a Notice of Claim on the railroad.
If you are searching for an experienced train accident lawyer near the greater Poughkeepsie, Fishkill areas, please contact The Maurer Law Firm to schedule a free consultation with our attorney, Ira M. Maurer.