When an injury involves 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), getting compensation will be challenging. With multiple liable parties, including city or state agencies and private contractors, this type of train passenger injury case will be complex.
I am personal injury trial lawyer Ira M. Maurer. With more than 30 years of train injury experience, I understand the challenges of these cases. You can trust in my experience with complicated liability issues and with suing government entities and large corporations. I will aggressively pursue your claim for compensation until I get results. Speak with me today to ensure that you do not miss the deadline for filing a Notice of Claim on the railroad: 845-896-5295.
Hazardous Stairs in Train Stations
Serious injuries can occur when individuals are unaware of the dangers they may encounter on public or private property. Property owners have a responsibility to maintain their property in a reasonably safe condition and to warn of potential dangers. If they fail to do so and someone is injured, they may be liable for the injury.
Stairs in train stations can cause people to fall for reasons such as:
- Stairs or steps that are broken, unstable or slippery
- Lack of handrails
- Water, snow or ice
- Inadequate lighting
Throughout the rest of the train station, people may also slip or trip and fall because of spills, defective flooring or improperly secured floor mats. Slip-and-fall accidents frequently cause injuries to the brain and spinal cord. People may also suffer knee injuries, ankle injuries and shoulder injuries.
Any of these injuries may cause severe pain, require surgery and a long recovery period and will result in a temporary or permanent disability. Injury victims will need compensation for medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, and any related expenses.
If you are searching for an experienced, aggressive train accident lawyer in or around Fishkill to fight for compensation on your behalf, please call 845-896-5295 to schedule a free consultation with The Maurer Law Firm.