In New York, public transportation is plentiful and residents have the ability to actually choose whether or not they own a car. People in New York have the ability to get on a bus, train, taxi, or even subway to get to their respective destinations.
Injuries can happen on these types of transportations, just like they can happen in automobiles. Subways, in particular, have been the site of many injuries as the moving train, platform, and doors can cause harm to people. Whether it’s a slip and fall, broken handrails, damaged equipment, or the more serious crashes and derailments of a subway car, this harm can be serious and life altering.
Within the state of New York, this public transportation is handled by the transit authority MTA. If you’re injured on the subway, you can place a claim against the MTA. But it is important to note that there is a limited time to bring forth a lawsuit in the state of New York regarding this type of claim. Currently, the time limit for claims is only 90 days in New York but this can be changed at any time. You need an attorney who understands the complexities that arise when trying to sue a public transportation agency.
To learn more about personal injury accidents, I encourage you to watch the video above. If you have legal questions, I want you to call me at (800) 800-9797. I welcome your call.