NYC Subway Accident Injury Lawyer
On an average weekday in New York, the Subway helps more than 5.4 Million people navigate the city. Millions more use the MTA’s mostly-underground mass transit system on the weekends to get to concerts, sporting events, and hundreds of other tourist attractions across the five boroughs. Unfortunately, Subway accidents can and do happen every day.
Have you or a loved one been injured in a New York City Subway accident? If so, do not hesitate to contact the experienced personal injury attorneys at Mirman, Markovits & Landau, P.C. for help. You may have the right to seek compensation from the Subway operator, the MTA, or another negligent party. We can help you fight to get the money you deserve.
Since 1977, Mirman, Markovits & Landau, PC has been a trusted ally of injured accident victims across New York City. Today, our attorneys have more than 200 combined years of experience helping public transportation accident victims. Our hard work and tenacity have allowed us to obtain more than $1 Billion in settlements and verdicts on behalf of our injured clients. If you’ve been hurt, we’re here to help you, too.
Give our NYC law office a call or reach out to us online to schedule your free consultation today. We’re always available to take your call – day or night – 365 days a year.
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Why Should I Call a Personal Injury Lawyer After a Subway Accident in NYC?
You need to focus on getting better after you’ve been injured in a New York City Subway accident. While you may have the right to seek compensation, it can be tough to actually secure the money you deserve. Fortunately, you don’t have to try to navigate a complex injury on your own. Hiring an attorney can give you time to get back on your feet. It can also increase the odds of a successful financial recovery.
You should call the New York City personal injury lawyers at Mirman, Markovits & Landau, PC for help immediately after your Subway accident because:
- The MTA and insurance providers will fight you every step of the way and try to minimize your payout
- You might be blamed for your Subway accident and resulting injuries
- More than one party might be responsible – and financially liable – for your injuries
- You might not know what your injury claim is worth, and you shouldn’t let an insurance company decide.
At Mirman, Markovits & Landau, PC, we’re different from other personal injury law firms. Our attorneys are from New York and we understand what it’s like to live and work here. We know how aggravating the Subway system can be. We understand the risk you take by using the Subway every day. That’s why we’ll go above and beyond to help you after you get hurt.
Our goal is simple: to help you recover all of the money you need and deserve after you get hurt on the Subway. Give our NYC law office a call today to set up a time to talk about your case.
What Causes Subway Accidents in NYC?
There are a lot of different reasons why people get hurt while using the Subway system in New York. Common causes of NYC Subway accidents include:
- Inexperienced operators
- Broken elevators, escalators, or stairs
- Damaged tracks
- Slips and falls caused by hazards on Subway platforms
- Closing doors
- Faulty brakes
- Defective or malfunctioning equipment
- Negligent security, and
- Inadequate maintenance and repairs.
If you got hurt on the Subway or in a Subway station, you may have the right to file a personal injury claim and seek compensation for your injuries. Let the skilled legal team at Mirman, Markovits & Landau, PC help you fight for the money you deserve. Your first call is free, so reach out to us for assistance today.
Common Subway Accident Injuries
Whether you’ve been hurt while waiting for a train in a Subway station or suffered an injury as a passenger onboard a Subway train, the attorneys at Mirman, Markovits & Landau, PC are here to help. For more than four decades, we’ve fought tirelessly on behalf of Subway injury victims across the city. We’ll help you fight for compensation for all of your injuries, including:
- Broken bones
- Soft tissue damage
- Back and neck injury
- Brain injury
- Eye injury
- Lost limbs
- Spinal cord damage
- Wrongful death, and more
Can’t make it into the office for your free consultation? That’s okay, we can come to you. One of our compassionate Subway accident lawyers can visit you at work, at home, or even at the hospital. Just give us a call and schedule a time to talk about your case.
Handling Cases Involving All 840 Miles of the NYC Subway
New York City’s Subway system has 27 different lines that travel 840 miles to serve 472 different stations. You can count on the personal injury attorneys at Mirman, Markovits & Landau, PC for help, no matter where you got into your Subway accident.
Call us for help if you’ve:
- Slipped and fallen on a Subway platform
- Tripped while exiting or entering a Subway car
- Suffered an injury when two Subway cars collided
- Gotten hurt because of a defective turnstile, gate, or piece of equipment in a Subway station, or
- Been assaulted or mugged on the Subway due to inadequate security measures.
We want to help you in any way that we can after your Subway accident. The sooner you reach out to us for immediate assistance, the sooner we can get started on your case.
Damages Are Available After a Subway Accident in New York
Don’t underestimate the costs of your Subway accident. Your injuries may have permanent, long-lasting consequences. Mirman, Markovits & Landau, PC will carefully investigate your accident, consult with experts to determine what your case is worth, and pursue monetary damages on your behalf.
We can seek money for all of your damages, including:
- Medical expenses
- Lost wages and income
- Emotional distress
- Pain and suffering
- Disfigurement and scarring
- Loss of enjoyment of life, and more.
Don’t hesitate to contact us after your accident. We’re always available to take your call.
Who’s Liable For My Injuries After a NYC Subway Accident?
After any mass transit accident in NYC, multiple parties may be liable for resulting injuries. If you’ve suffered an injury in an accident on the Subway, you might have a legitimate claim against anyone whose negligence or carelessness caused you to get hurt. This could include:
- Subway operators
- The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA)
- Other passengers, or
- Companies that sold or manufactured defective parts or equipment.
It’s important to know what caused your Subway accident and who’s to blame. Our experienced legal team will work tirelessly to answer these questions. When we do, we can seek compensation from anyone who contributed to your Subway accident and injuries.
Statute of Limitations for Subway Accident Injury Claims in NYC
Generally speaking, the statute of limitations for personal injury cases in NYC is three years from the date you get hurt. However, you might have less time to ask for compensation if you believe the MTA is responsible for your injuries. If this is the case, you’ll have 90 days to file a Notice of Claim with the MTA. Failing to do so can result in the loss of your right to obtain the damages you need as you fight to get better.
The best thing you can do is to contact an experienced NYC Subway accident attorney for help as soon as you can after you get hurt. When you call Mirman, Markovits & Landau, PC, we can get to work on your case right away and work hard to make sure that your financial recovery isn’t barred because of an arbitrary legal deadline.
Have you fallen or gotten hurt on the Subway? Are you struggling with painful injuries? Does the trauma of your accident keep you up at night? You don’t have to deal with the consequences of your Subway accident alone. Let the experienced personal injury lawyers at Mirman, Markovits & Landau, PC help you hold negligent parties accountable and fight for the money you deserve.
We offer a free consultation, so please reach out to our NYC law firm by phone or online today.