If you live in New York City, you know that the subway is a vital part of life. It's how we get to work, school, the doctor, and our social lives. However, the subway can also be a dangerous place. Several accidents can occur, often leading to serious personal injury.
This blog post will discuss 3 common NYC subway accidents and how to avoid them. We hope that this information will be helpful to you and that you will take the necessary precautions to prevent these accidents.
Slips, Trips, and Falls
Slips, trips, and falls are some of the most common subway accidents. This can happen for several reasons, including wet floors, loose tiles, clutter on the platform, or even a sudden train stop.
Always be aware of your surroundings to avoid this type of accident. Pay attention to where you are walking and be careful of wet or slippery areas. If you see something on the ground that could cause you to trip, avoid it if possible or be extra cautious when passing it by. Hold onto a handrail or pole if the train comes to a sudden stop.
Getting Caught Between the Train and the Platform
Getting caught between the train and the platform is another common accident. This can happen if you need to pay attention and step too close to the platform's edge. The train can also push you into the space between the platform and the train if it moves too fast.
Be aware of the gap between the train and the platform. When you're on the platform, stay behind the yellow line. If you see someone else getting too close to the edge, try to warn them. And, if the train is coming into the station too fast, move away from the platform edge.
Being Pushed Onto the Tracks
Sadly, several cases have been of people getting thrown onto the tracks. People can push each other during a fight or altercation or get accidentally bumped into.
Be aware of your surroundings and the people around you to avoid this type of accident. If you see someone who looks like they're about to fight, or if you feel like someone is getting too close to you, move away. And, if you're ever on the verge of falling onto the tracks, grab onto something sturdy to help steady yourself.
Get Help Filing A Claim
Let me help you file your Notice of Claim on the MTA before the deadline. Contact Fishkill and greater Poughkeepsie subway accident lawyer Ira Maurer at 845-896-5295 for a free consultation.