The New York subway trip and fall lawyer Leandros A. Vrionedes has more than three decades of experience helping injured accident victims recover compensation for the harm they have suffered. Our premises liability legal team is dedicated to helping victims of subway trip and falls, slip and falls, and other premises liability matters. We help victims seek recovery and justice against government agencies, insurance companies, and any other parties who may be liable for their injuries.
Call Leandros A. Vrionedes, P.C. today if you or someone you care about has been hurt in a subway or MTA accident, whether on the platform or a subway car. We’ll fight for compensation for your lost wages, medical expenses, pain and suffering, and all other recoverable losses.
Who Is Liable After a Subway Trip and Fall?
The New York City Transit Authority (NYCTA) is responsible for maintaining the thousands of subway stations across New York City. It’s up to the government to ensure that subway cars and platforms are fit for public use without fear of dangerous hazards. They have a duty to conduct regular maintenance on subway cars and platforms, repair known issues, and otherwise keep public transit safe for members of the public to traverse. When a member of the public trips over a known hazard and suffers injury as a result, the NYCTA can be held liable for the injuries the victim has suffered.
NYCTA is not legally responsible for every trip, slip, or fall in subway stations or even on subway cars. To hold the Transit Authority liable, a plaintiff must demonstrate that they were injured because of a dangerous condition on the property and that the NYCTA either knew or should have known about that dangerous condition.
If the hazard was created by a transit employee–such as a wet floor from cleaning or a loose wire from conducting maintenance–the NYCTA is responsible for either fixing the hazard or placing a clear warning sign. If the hazard was created by other factors–such as snow, rain, flooding, rust, or collapsed fixtures–then the NYCTA has a duty to discover and fix those problems within a reasonable amount of time.
Holding a government agency responsible for a personal injury is much more complex and often requires a higher level of proof than holding a private party liable. To ensure you get the compensation you deserve after your subway trip and fall, make sure you retain a seasoned New York subway trip and fall accident attorney to help you bring your claims.
How Do Subway Trip and Fall Accidents Happen?
Subway trip and fall accidents typically happen because there is some hidden or otherwise dangerous hazard caused either by environmental factors, lack of proper maintenance, poor design, or other human error. If the hazardous condition was created by the NYCTA, or if it’s the kind of thing they should have discovered and fixed (or warned about), then the government may be held liable.
Experienced MTA injury attorney Leandros A. Vrionedes helps victims of subway injuries caused by all manner of hazards, including:
- Poorly lit stations, either by design or due to lack of proper maintenance
- Steps to and from the station covered in rain, ice, or snow
- Uneven or cracked steps or flooring
- Poorly designed platform leaving too large a gap between the train and the station
- Slippery floors not properly marked or cordoned off
- Ongoing construction that leaves behind tripping hazards such as construction materials, equipment, loose wiring, debris, or tools
- Potholes or cracks in the sidewalk outside stations
- Raised sidewalk grating near stops
- Broken or failing escalators
- Poor signage
- Defective access panels and sidewalk vaults
Call New York Subway Accident Attorney Leandros A. Vrionedes for Help After an MTA Slip and Fall
If you were hurt in a subway trip and fall, or any other incident involving public transit, get help from a seasoned personal injury and premises liability lawyer with decades of experience going toe-to-toe with government agencies, insurance companies, and other liable parties. Contact NYC subway trip and fall and premises liability lawyer Leandros A. Vrionedes for a free consultation at 212-889-9362.