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Bronx Metro/Subway/Mass Transit Accidents

Bronx Metro/Subway/Mass Transit Accidents

Were you injured while taking public transportation in the Bronx, NY? The subway, trains, and buses help us avoid the stress and cost of driving. And while Bronx metro/subway/mass transit accidents are significantly less frequent than car accidents, they do occur.

Mass transit accidents are complicated and hard-fought. You’ll likely have to go up against a government agency. The attorneys at the Law Offices of Jay S. Knispel Personal Injury Lawyers have the experience and resources to stand up to city or state entities and transportation companies. We use our more than 25+ years of experience in personal injury law to get the money you deserve for medical expenses, lost wages, and suffering.

Attorney Jay Knispel is a former insurance defense attorney, and his perspective working on the other side is a tremendous benefit to his clients. We’re conveniently located in the Bronx, New York. Call (212) 564-2800 today for your free case evaluation.

How Law Offices of Jay S. Knispel Personal Injury Lawyers Can Help After a Metro/Subway/Mass Transit Accident in the Bronx

How Law Offices of Jay S. Knispel Personal Injury Lawyers Can Help After a Metro/Subway/Mass Transit Accident in the Bronx

Mass transit accidents are often chaotic mass casualty events. Recovering physically and emotionally takes time. We begin helping you on the road to recovery by taking away the stress and burden of dealing with insurance companies. But we do much more.

When you hire our Bronx personal injury lawyers, we’ll:

  • Oversee a thorough, independent investigation into the cause of your accident
  • Obtain video footage and other evidence that can help pinpoint the cause of the crash
  • Identify all parties who contributed to the accident, so we can hold each liable party accountable
  • Handle all communications with insurance companies and protect you from harassment or unfair blame
  • Calculate your damages to include the full value of your losses
  • Initiate a personal injury lawsuit if the insurance company refuses to present a fair offer

We know New York inside and out. We’re respected and well-known for our diligence, ethical approach, and ability to win. We’ve obtained some of the highest settlements and verdicts in the Empire State. We’re taken seriously at the negotiating table and in the courtroom. We work on a contingency fee, so you don’t pay a penny of our legal fees unless we win.

What Causes Metro/Subway/Mass Transit Accidents?

The Long Island Rail Road, Metro-North Railroad, New York City Ferry, and New York City Transit subways and buses offer many options for people to get around the Big Apple without a car. The causes of accidents vary widely since the modes of transportation are diverse. The causes of subway accidents are much different than the causes of bus accidents. However, most accidents are usually caused by someone’s negligence.

Some causes of injuries on mass transit include:

  • Operator error
  • Hate crimes, sexual assault, and other violent crimes
  • Lack of training
  • Debris on the tracks
  • Negligent maintenance
  • Poor signage
  • Slip and fall accidents caused by poor lighting or negligent maintenance
  • Failure of safety equipment
  • Train derailment accidents

Some injuries and deaths occur due to failure to prevent trespassing. The Metropolitan Transit Authority (MTA) reported a 20% increase in track intrusions—incidents where someone is trespassing on the tracks—from 2019 to 2021. In January 2022 alone, there were 160 track intrusions. The MTA is increasing efforts to improve safety through signage, detection technology, and barriers.

What Injuries Occur in Mass Transit Accidents?

Injuries that occur on trains, buses, or subways often include:

  • Whiplash
  • Head injuries, such as concussions or other traumatic brain injuries
  • Broken bones
  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Electrocutions
  • Amputations
  • Wrongful death

Injuries may be mild, or they can be fatal. No matter what injuries you or your loved one has suffered, we do everything we can to recover the maximum financial award available.

What Compensation Can I Recover in a Mass Transit Accident?

Each case is different, but in most personal injury cases, the injured party (plaintiff) can seek compensation for economic and non-economic damages.

That means you could recover compensation for:

  • Medical bills
  • Lost wages
  • Loss of earning capacity
  • Rehabilitation costs
  • Nursing care
  • Out-of-pocket expenses
  • Physical pain
  • Psychological suffering
  • Disability
  • Disfigurement
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder
  • Loss of consortium

If an MTA worker was negligent, or if the MTA failed to inspect or maintain its equipment or vehicles, you shouldn’t have to pay the price. We work hard to calculate the full value of your damages, including the cost of all future medical care and the lifetime value of your lost income.

Get Help After a Bronx Metro/Subway/Mass Transit Accident

Were you injured on the bus or subway in the Bronx? These accidents can be complicated and require quick action. We have more than a quarter century of experience and a strong commitment to justice. So don’t wait. Call the Law Offices of Jay S. Knispel Personal Injury Lawyers today for a free consultation.

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