Queens MTA Subway Accident Lawyer
Thousands of New Yorkers are injured riding the subway every year. Many of these injuries are not serious enough to report or seek help for, but if you fell down or bumped your head because the dangerous conditions on an MTA subway car or subway platform, you may need immediate medical attention. In these situations, you may be entitled to compensation from the MTA for the injuries you faced because of their negligence.
If you or a loved one was injured on an MTA subway in New York City, contact our Queens MTA subway accident lawyers. Our attorneys represent the victims of derailments, subway crashes, and other injuries on MTA subways and public transit property. To schedule a free legal consultation with our attorneys, contact our law offices today at (718) 843-0300.
Types of MTA Subway Injuries
Many people fall down or bump into each other or the walls and poles on a subway because of bumpy operation, jerky stops, or more serious errors. Though derailments and serious accidents are rare on a subway, sudden stops and starts, jolts, or even slippery floors can result in serious injuries. Especially for elderly riders or disabled riders who may rely on the subway to get around town, these injuries can be especially severe.
The injuries sustained in these kinds of MTA subway accidents typically involve injuries from striking against surfaces or falling down. This means that the following injuries are some of the most common for MTA subway riders:
Head and Brain Injuries
If you hit your head on a subway, you could suffer a concussion or traumatic brain injury. These injuries can result in confusion, memory and cognitive problems, mood changes, and other serious harms. In more severe cases, trouble speaking, eating, walking, or performing day-to-day tasks could become permanent disabilities.
Back, Neck, and Spine Injuries
Falling or facing a sudden jolt can wreak havoc on your back and spine. If your spinal alignment is disturbed or you face injury to the bones, spinal cord, or soft tissue in your back, you could face numbness, ongoing pain, or even partial or full paralysis from the injuries. Back and neck injuries, even if they are not severe, can result in prolonged pain and discomfort resulting in high damages.
If you fall down on a subway train or subway platform, you could suffer broken bones. Many people brace with their arms when they fall, potentially leading to broken bones in the wrist, arm, shoulder, or collar bone. Additionally, older adults or people with preexisting injuries may be more prone to broken hips, broken ribs, and other broken bones in these kinds of falls.
Bruising and Internal Injury
If you suffer damage from a hard impact, you can face substantial bruising. All bruises consist of internal damage to blood vessels and potential internal bleeding and pooling of the blood. In severe cases, the internal injuries may be even more severe, leading to punctured lungs or damage to internal organs. Again, older adults are more prone to these injuries and could face substantial pain and discomfort because of the injuries.
If you are evacuated from a subway or fall into the track area, you could be electrocuted by exposed wiring and electrified rails on the tracks. These injuries can cause burns, neurological damage, and even death.
Suing the MTA for Subway Injuries
Facing an injury on the subway typically occurs because the MTA is negligent in upkeeping its property or its trains. Especially when there is rain or snow on the ground, the floor on the subway car and the platforms can be especially slick, making it easier for riders to fall down. If drivers fail to use the proper care and skill in operating the subway car, sudden stops or jolts could severely injure riders who are standing or walking inside the subway car.
When the MTA or its employees are responsible for the negligence or lack of care that caused your injuries, you may be entitled to file a lawsuit against them for damages. Taking the MTA to court may seem like a huge undertaking, but our attorneys can represent you and your interests and fight the case for you.
Proving your case against the MTA requires proving how they were responsible for your injuries and what injuries you suffered. Our attorneys can examine your case and investigate the MTA’s negligence, negligent upkeep, or insufficient warnings of dangerous conditions. Collecting your medical bills, evidence of lost wages from missed work, and evidence of how the injury affected your life can help prove the harms you suffered. Your personal testimony can also inform a judge and jury about the pain and suffering you faced and how much your case should be worth. To get the compensation you deserve, talk to our Queens MTA subway injury lawyers about filing a lawsuit in court today.
Our Queens MTA Subway Injury Lawyers Can Help with Your Injuries
If you or a member of your family was injured while riding the subway in Queens or anywhere in New York, our Queens MTA subway injury attorneys may be able to help. Call Sullivan and Galleshaw’s experienced personal injury attorneys to schedule a free legal consultation on your case and learn more about the damages you might be entitled to. Our number is (718) 843-0300.
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