Most residents of New York rely on some form of mass transit every day. Though the New York public transit system is relatively safe, nothing is fail-proof. Accidents happen all of the time and many victims are injured as a result of them. When injuries occur, they can cause medical bills, lost wages, in addition to pain and suffering. Whether you were injured as a passenger or you were involved in an accident with a subway or bus, there may be an opportunity for you to recover damages. Waiting too long to contact a New York subway/bus accidents lawyer can make it more difficult to prove the merits of your case and seek compensation. If you have recently been injured as the result of an accident involving the New York public transit system, give the attorneys at Massarelli Law Group a call to schedule your free initial consultation. We put the personal in personal injury.
When You Should Call a New York Subway/Bus Accidents Lawyer
After an accident has occurred that involves the mass transit system in New York it is recommended that you immediately seek medical attention. This is true even if your injuries initially seem mild. Taking this step will protect your health as well as offer legal protection in the event that your injury develops into something more significant. Your next step should include contacting an experienced New York Subway/Bus Accidents Lawyer to ensure that your interests are protected. There are strict deadlines for filing claims. Your attorney will know what steps to take when the deadlines for claims will expire, and how to present your case to offer the greatest chance of being compensated for your injuries, lost income, pain, and suffering. Additionally, lawsuits against public authorities can be complex and take a long time (in comparison to other types of personal injury suits). An adept New York Subway/Bus Accidents Lawyer will know how to navigate this unique legal process and keep you informed along the way.
Common Accidents That Occur on the Subway or Bus
Injuries don’t just occur while riding a bus or subway owned by the Metro Transit Authority, Metro-North, Long Island Railroad, Amtrak, etc. They can also occur while on their property or during a collision. Listed below are a few of the more common injuries that occur while riding a bus/subway or while on the property of a public transit system.
- Accidents that occur on the metro stairs or platforms
- Subway collisions
- Accidents that happen as a result of intoxicated operators or distracted driving
- Bus Collision with other vehicles
- Accidents that involve your vehicle and a bus/subway
- Pedestrian accidents
- Accidents injuries that occur due to poorly maintained vehicles or facilities
Working With a New York Subway/Bus Accident Attorney at Massarelli Law Group
A Massarelli Law we understand the intricacies of filing a personal injury claim with a public transit authority. Though all companies that operate a bus/subway in New York are required to carry no-fault insurance which can cover some of your medical bills, far too often it is not nearly enough. If you or a loved one has recently been injured as a result of an accident involving a subway/bus, it is imperative that you have an experienced New York subway/bus accidents lawyer on your side. Don’t wait until it’s too late to file a claim and pursue compensation, give the attorneys at Massarelli Law Group a call to schedule your free initial consultation today.