Can I File A Personal Injury Claim For A NYC Subway Accident?

Can I File A Personal Injury Claim For A NYC Subway Accident?
Calendar icon June 30, 2022

Every day in NYC, thousands of people ride the subway to get around. Generally, the subway is a safe and reliable mode of transportation, but it is possible for an accident to happen when negligence occurs. Anyone involved in these accidents can suffer from serious physical, emotional and financial losses as a result.

Causes of Subway Accidents in NYC

Thousands of residents are injured or killed in subway accidents every year in New York. However, many people don’t think of the hazards that exist while riding the NYC MTA subways. Some causes of subway accidents include:

  • Poor maintenance of subway platforms
  • Slippery floors and stairs
  • Debris on the platforms and steps
  • Subway derailments

What to Do After A Subway Accident

If you were injured on the subway, it’s critical that you report the accident immediately like you would with any other type of personal injury accident. If possible, take photos of the scene where the accident occurred and collect contact information from any witnesses.

It’s important to seek medical attention after the accident, even if you do not initially feel hurt. Some injuries like soft tissue damage, whiplash, sprains, or head and back injuries may not immediately present and can be used by the NYCTA’s or MTA’s insurance company to deny your claim.

Statute of Limitations for NYC Subway Accident Injury Claims

The deadline for filing a claim against the NYCTA, is 90 days from the date of the accident. Failure to file a notice of claim within that time frame will mean that your claim against the NYCTA will be denied, regardless of your injuries.

Once you file a notice of claim and have had a hearing with the transit authority, you will have a year and 90 days to file a lawsuit with the NYCTA. If you miss that deadline, you will not be eligible to file a lawsuit.

How a NYC Subway Accident Lawyer Can Help

While you may have the right to seek financial compensation from the NYCTA after an injury, the process of filing a claim can be complex. Hiring a subway injury attorney can help you to navigate the stressful process of filing a claim with a government agency.

Even if you may not know what your claim is worth, an experienced NYC subway attorney will fight all liable parties to ensure you are properly compensated for your losses as a result of the accident. If you’ve been injured on the subway, don’t wait to contact an attorney. Our team of subway accident attorneys are here to answer your questions about filing a claim against the MTA or NYCTA 24/7 at 888-888-8888.

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Content checked by the personal injury attorney Ross Cellino. As a family man and a trial attorney, I pride myself on winning cases and serving the community. With over 35 years of experience, I understand the function of a jury, how juries arrive at conclusions, and the role that the jury plays in administering justice. I know how to win cases. You can find us in Manhattan, Buffalo, Melville, Rochester, Brooklyn, The Bronx, Queens and other locations throughout New York.

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