Subway, Train & Bus
Subway, Train & Bus
The New York City Subway System and Commuter Rail Lines such as Metro-North and the Long Island Railroad are the primary ways for New Yorkers to get around. Unfortunately, some of facilities, equipment, operating and training procedures endanger commuters and transit worker. Dangerous and defective conditions existing within the subway stations such as broken, uneven, poorly lit, or poorly painted and marked areas can result in injuries from slips, trips and falls. There are further potential dangers associated with the operation of the trains, such as being hit by a train, being caught in train doors, system elevator and escalator malfunctions, inhaling smoke during a train fire or electrical malfunction, or suffering injuries as a result of being a passenger in a train involved in an accident. Transit injuries can vary from smoke inhalation to neck and back injuries to broken bones, from traumatic brain injuries (TBI) to loss of limb to death.
New York City’s public bus system is similarly affected by unsafe facilities, equipment, operating and training procedures that regularly endanger and injure commuters and the general public. It is not uncommon for injuries to result from the negligent, reckless of erratic operation of busses, causing accidents with other vehicles, collisions with pedestrians and sudden stops that can cause fall injuries to bus passengers. Similarly, bus passengers all too often suffer injuries when the drivers rapidly pull away from bus stops without giving passengers a reasonable opportunity to either sit down or hold on to a pole.
Accidents in the subway often result in serious injuries. The New York City subway system has also witnessed an increase in deaths since 2012. More than 50 people were killed in subway related incidents in 2012 alone.
Railroads and trains are inherently dangerous. According to the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA), every year there are thousands of train accidents and hundreds of deaths. Injuries may occur when train companies fail to protect their employees or the public adequately.
Certain & Zilberg accepts train and railroad injury cases. If you or somebody you know has been injured in a train accident, you should contact our lawyers immediately for a free no-obligation case consultation.
If an injury is caused because the railroad company failed to provide proper training, equipment, safety conditions, or use adequate safety precautions the company may be held liable for failing to keep its employees or the public safe. This is called negligence. If a railroad injury lawyer can prove that the railroad company failed to do something it should have done which caused your injury, they can be held financially liable and required to pay you compensation.
PUBLIC TRANSIT BUS, SCHOOL BUS and CHARTER BUS ACCIDENTS
Thousands of bus accidents occur each year. Due to the size of buses, injuries resulting from bus accidents are often severe or even life threatening.
Public bus transportation companies have a responsibility to ensure that the passengers on their buses arrive to and from their destinations safely. Buses should be extremely safe and well maintained. Federal law requires private companies and public authorities operating buses to provide a high degree of safety to their passengers and when this is violated, causing injury, they need to be held responsible. Our lawyers have a long history of have helped numerous bus accident victims get the compensation they deserve and we are ready help you.