Getting to work on a New York City subway shouldn’t be a hazardous event, but sometimes subway accidents happen. Subway accidents can range from serious fatalities to minor injuries. Whether you were hit by a subway car, or suffered an injury while on board a subway car due to the driver’s negligence, you need to take action.
Common Causes of Subway Accidents
New York City subway accidents can be caused by numerous factors, including:
- Driver negligence
- Old and outdated equipment
- Dangerous railway design
- Improper maintenance
- Dangerous platform design
- Inadequate subway operator training
- Driver inattention
- Inadequate safety
Regardless of what caused your subway accident, we can help you obtain the compensation that you deserve for the serious injuries you have suffered. You may be entitled to compensation for your past and future medical expenses, loss of wages, loss of future earning capacity, pain and suffering and any other out of pocket expenses related to the subway accident.
Injuries Resulting From Subway Accidents
Every year thousands of people are needlessly injured on a New York City subway. These injuries and death are generally preventable. Common injuries suffered by subway accident victims include:
- Brain injury
- Broken bones
- Back injury
- Neck injury
- Spinal cord injury
Recovering from these serious injuries often require extensive medical care that can be very expensive. This is precisely why you need to hire an experienced and aggressive attorney to fight for your rights and get you the full compensation that you deserve.
Determining the compensation owed to a plaintiff in a subway accident injury case requires an experienced New York City personal injury attorney with a reputation for results. Damages from lost wages, medical bills, pain and suffering, and loss of quality of life are all taken into account during a bus or subway accident injury case, as well as careful consideration of the severity of the injury.
The Law Offices of Eric Richman specializes in the following New York City subway accident injury cases:
- Injuries caused by a driver under the influence of drugs or medications
- Victims of bus accidents caused by a driver’s failure to yield
- Victims hurt or injured by a driver falling asleep at the wheel
- Injuries caused by a distracted driver using a cell phone while driving
- Maintenance issues, such as malfunctioning bus doors or brakes
- Faulty subway doors
- Slipping and falling on a subway platform
- Assault on a subway car
- Maintenance issues, such as faulty brakes
If you or a member of your family has suffered a bus or subway accident in the Bronx, Queens, Manhattan, Brooklyn, Staten Island, Rockland, Westchester, Long Island, Nassau County or Suffolk County you need an experienced New York City personal injury lawyer.