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The New York City Transit Authority operates one of the world’s most extensive subway systems. Each year, over 2.4 billion people ride NYCTA-operated public transit; on a daily basis, nearly 8 million people are NYCTA riders. It comes as no surprise that, among the Metropolitan Transit Authority’s nearly-9,000 rail and subway cars, and its 736 rail and subway stations, some are plagued by dangerous conditions, or have fallen into serious disrepair. If you were injured in a subway accident, it is important to obtain the assistance of an experienced subway accident lawyer.
As a resident of New York City, you’ve heard about countless accidents in subway stations, and you may have even become one such victim. If you or someone you love has been injured in an accident in a New York subway station or train, you might have a legal right to file a claim for damages to help you afford the costs of your injuries. Contact the skilled Manhattan personal injury lawyer Leandros A. Vrionedes as soon as possible after your accident for a free evaluation of your claims.
When you visit a business, the owner of that business owes you a duty to keep the premises reasonably free from hazards. That way, customers can trust that they will stay safe when patronizing that business. Along a similar vein, cities and transit authorities have a duty to keep subway stations safe and free from hazards that could injure their paying customers. This duty includes keeping subway staircases well-maintained and intact, clearing ice and snow from stairs and train platforms, and preventing electrocution by malfunctioning rails or cars.
Unlike filing a lawsuit based on a car accident or other personal injury against a private defendant, filing a claim against a government-run service entails following special rules and adhering to strict time limits on submitting a claim. Even an experienced attorney who has not previously lodged a claim against the New York City Transit Authority may get tripped up by the peculiar requirements imposed on claims against the government agency, potentially resulting in a loss of your claim.
Choose an attorney with years of experience seeking damages on behalf of subway accident victims and others who have been harmed by negligence and unsafe premises. Contact Manhattan subway accident lawyer Leandros A. Vrionedes for a consultation on your injury case, at 212-889-9362, or in Queens at 718-777-5895.