Category: Subway Accidents

Subway car with passenger in NYC at station

The True Tale: One of the inspirational songs of the iconic Broadway musical “Fiddler on the Roof” starts off with a classic first line: “Wonders of wonders, miracles of miracles.” With attribution to “Fiddler’s” extraordinarily gifted song-writers, Sheldon Harnick and Jerry Bock, I introduce this incredible and inspirational story… A

Unfortunately, in New York City, public transportation accidents happen frequently. Some are minor, while others cause severe injuries that require long-term medical care. For decades, Finz & Finz, P.C. has represented victims of public transportation accidents, providing guidance and advice as they navigate the complicated legal system. If you were

Public transportation systems require ongoing maintenance and improvements to ensure that they are safe for public use. However, far too often, negligence and mismanagement allow these systems to fall into disrepair, putting you and your loved ones at risk. Unfortunately, the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) in New York City is

People across New York depend on the subway system to get to and from their destinations safely. Unfortunately, serious injury or fatal accidents can and do occur, and happen more frequently than most people realize. As recently as September 13, 2019, AM New York reported that Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA)

A near-miss at the New York Port Authority is drawing attention to the vulnerability of the New York City subway system to terrorist attacks. In the December 11th, 2017 incident, a 27-year-old man attempted to use a homemade pipe bomb, but faulty construction limited the scope of the devastation. As

New Yorkers were left shaking their heads earlier this month when a Brooklyn teenager was hit by a subway train after she jumped onto the tracks to retrieve her cell phone. Remarkably the 17-year-old only suffered minor injuries and was even seen using the phone as she was being carried

When one person is dead and eighty are injured, there should be answers. When an electrical malfunction in a subway train puts hundreds at risk, there should be answers. When public funds pay for the installation and maintenance of public transportation, there should be answers. And yet, there still aren’t

Albert Einstein is quoted as saying that insanity was “doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.” If this is true, then some of those in charge of the subway system in bigger cities should be investigated. Five years after a terrible crash on the Red

Nationwide, train vs. pedestrian accidents have increased 26 percent during the first part of 2013 with deaths close to 200 in number. Considering all the warnings and remote areas where trains run, it may seem surprising to some that the number of deaths and injuries is so high. After all,