Brooklyn MTA Injury Lawyer
The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) is the main company in charge of New York City transit. Through its own buses and subways and the other trains owned by its affiliate companies, the MTA operates perhaps the largest transportation network in the country. With thousands of buses, train cars, and other vehicles in operation at any given moment and thousands of stops and stations under its control, there are many possible places and ways you could be injured that could make the MTA responsible.
If you or a loved one was injured in a public transportation accident in NYC or you were injured on MTA property, contact the Brooklyn MTA injury lawyers at Sullivan and Galleshaw. Our attorneys offer free legal consultations to injury victims and their families. To schedule your free, confidential consultation, contact our law offices today at (877) 311-HURT.
Types of Accidents on MTA Trains, Buses, and Subways
There are dozens of ways that you could be injured taking public transportation. If any of these injuries occur because of something under the MTA’s control, our lawyers may be able to hold the MTA liable for the injuries you faced. That could mean recovering financial compensation for the injuries, medical bill, lost wages, and pain and suffering. Some common types of MTA accidents include the following:
Slip and Falls
On train platforms, at subway stations, at bus stops, and even on the vehicles themselves, passengers can fall and suffer serious injuries. MTA property should be free of dangers like weak flooring, slippery surfaces, snow, and ice. If train operators and MTA crews fail to keep their property in good condition, you may slip or trip and fall suffering serious injuries. Especially for older riders or people with disabilities who rely on the MTA to get around, these dangers can be even worse.
Train, Bus, and Subway Crashes
Bus accidents, train accidents, and subway crashes can all cause serious injuries. Hundreds of people may be packed into a single train car, or dozens of riders may share a bus at any given time. If there is an accident, these riders are typically standing or sitting in seats that do not use seat belts. This can mean that riders are thrown to the floor or thrown around the interior of the car, potentially suffering severe injuries.
If a train or subway car comes off the tracks, riders can suffer injuries. These kinds of accidents may not be “crashes” in the traditional sense since the car might not hit anything. Still, the sudden jolt of a derailment can knock riders to the floor or cause them to hit their heads against the walls or windows of the car.
When you are on MTA property, the MTA may owe you a duty to provide adequate security. Especially if you are injured or a loved one is killed because they were pushed onto the tracks or into a train, the MTA may share liability for that injury. In cases where you are the victim of assault or intentional injury by an MTA employee, the MTA may be liable for the injuries you faced. Otherwise, a claim relying on the MTA’s failure to provide adequate security, lighting, or emergency call boxes may be the basis of a claim against the MTA if you were injured by another crime on MTA property.
Claiming Compensation for MTA Injuries in Brooklyn
If you were injured on MTA property or while riding on the subway, bus, or train, you may be able to take the MTA to court for your injuries. When you file a lawsuit, you must first prove that the at-fault party caused the injuries before you can claim compensation. Then, you must prove the injuries you faced and the amounts of compensation you are entitled to. Courts can order the at-fault party to pay damages if you are able to prove your claim against them.
The MTA owes each rider some level of protection from harm since they are the owner of the property and vehicles involved. If their driver made an error that caused a crash, this is a clear example of negligence that might make the MTA liable for damages to victims.
If you suffered injuries that required medical bills and missed work and caused you severe pain and suffering, you might be entitled to compensation for these damages. You can use documentary evidence such as bills, bank statements, and pay stubs to prove many of these damages, but damages for pain and suffering may require you to testify about how the injuries affected your life.
Call Our Brooklyn MTA Injury Lawyers Today for a Free Consultation
If you or a loved one was injured or you lost a loved one to an accident involving MTA property or vehicles, call Sullivan and Galleshaw today. Our Brooklyn MTA injury attorneys represent victims and their families and fight to get compensation from the MTA for your medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering. To set up a free legal consultation on your case, call Sullivan and Galleshaw today at (877) 311-HURT.
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