New York Subway Accident Lawyer
Have you or a Loved One been injured in a New York Subway Accident?
The New York Subway Accident Lawyers at Finz & Finz, P.C. are prepared to help you receive compensation for your injuries. A subway accident can result in severe injury and these injuries will likely require immediate medical attention. Medical, and other, bills resulting from a Subway accidents can be very costly. A skilled attorney at the Finz firm can help you seek compensation for your monetary losses, medical expenses, and pain and suffering. Contact a New York Subway Accident Lawyer now at (855) TOP-FIRM for information regarding the compensation you deserve!
New York Subway Statistics
The New York Subway System is the largest and most populated subway system in the United States. Encompassing 468 stations and nearly 840 miles of track, the subway has become a reliable form of transportation for New Yorkers. Recently, the Metropolitan Transit Authority reported nearly 1.7 billion riders had used the New York Subway System, setting an all-time record.
Studies have shown a strong decline in the usage of New York City buses and an increase of people crowding subway platforms. Unfortunately, the continued increase in daily subway riders has lead to an increased risk of being involved in a subway accident.
New York Subway Accident Data
The subway has become increasingly dangerous. Last year alone 146 people were hit by subway trains, which is up nearly 15% from the year prior when 127 people were struck by a subway train. Of the 146 people hit last year, 47 were killed, which is more than double the number of people killed just five years ago. According to Manhattan Borough President Scott Stringer, New York is starkly on pace for over 100 deaths resulting from subway accidents in 2013.
Overcrowding subway platforms resulting in accidents are becoming so frequent that MTA district managers have publicly debated shutting down certain platforms to disburse passengers and relieve congestion.
What are the Causes of Subway-Related Accidents?
Subway accidents can often result in severe injury or death. Subway operator negligence, inadequate safety restraints, inadequate platform maintenance, falling onto subway tracks, defective subway cars, derailment, collisions, getting caught in doors, and improper maintenance of subway cars are all contributing factors that may lead to serious injury or death.
Types of Subway-Related Injuries
Subway accident injuries are similar to injuries sustained in many train related accidents. Injuries may include:
- Brain or head injuries
- Spinal cord or back injuries
- Bone fractures
- Ligament damage
- Internal injuries
If Involved in a Subway Accident Gather the Following Information
- Date & Time of the accident
- Location of the accident
- Subway Line
- Subway Stop
- Direction of Travel
- Operator: Name and badge number
- If you were on the platform, where were you standing or sitting?
- If you were in the subway car, where were standing or sitting?
- Obtain an Accident Report number
- Obtain the Police Officer’s Name
- Obtain the police officer’s Shield number
- Obtain the police precinct number
- Get the name of any witnesses
- Get the address of witnesses
- Get the telephone number of witnesses
Legal Help for Subway Accident Victims
If you have been injured or a loved one has been killed in a New York subway accident, contact the New York Subway Accident Lawyer team at the Finz firm today for more information on receiving rightful compensation for your loss. No amount of money can replace the loss of a loved one, but a fatality may cause significant financial burdens upon a family. The Finz firm can help you to ensure your family’s financial stability. Contact the Finz firm now toll free at (855) TOP-FIRM or just fill out the Free New York Subway Accident Case Evaluation form.