Train, Station and Platform Injuries
The New York subway system is one of the largest in the world, with annual ridership of more than 1.5 billion. Considering how many people use the subway, there are relatively few accidents.
However, when an accident or train passenger injury occurs, it can be quite serious and should be immediately reported to the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA).
Whether you are injured on the stairs, platform or while on the train, getting compensation for your injuries can be difficult. You need an attorney who has experience bringing cases against the MTA, the Staten Island Rapid Transit Operating Authority and the City of New York.
I am personal injury trial attorney Ira M. Maurer. I understand the complexities of subway injury claims. For more than 30 years, I have represented injured railroad passengers and employees. I can help you recover the compensation you need for medical bills, lost income and other expenses as well as damages for your pain and suffering.
Types of Subway Accidents
Subway accidents that occur while onboard the train can include derailment, a train stopping suddenly or two trains colliding. The force of these accidents can knock passengers over, causing broken bones, joint injuries, back and neck injuries, spinal cord injuries and brain injuries. If the subway car crumples in a collision, passengers can be crushed. Additionally, passengers may be seriously injured if the subway doors close on their clothing or body.
Injuries sustained on the platform can be caused by many problems, including:
- Slip-and-fall accidents
- Defects in the platform
- Falling onto the track
- Inadequate lighting
- Insufficient security
Throughout the station, elevator, escalator, or stairway accidents can also cause injuries.
Learn about Filing a Claim
Speak with me today to ensure that you do not miss the deadline for filing a Notice of Claim on the MTA. For a free consultation with Fishkill and greater Poughkeepsie subway accident lawyer Ira Maurer, please contact The Maurer Law Firm by calling 845-896-5295.