Millions of New York residents and tourists use the subway every day for fun, work and as other modes of transportation. Although the subway is a public transit that helps make life easier, it also poses serious dangers that may not be known to regular commuters. Unfortunately, thousands of subway accidents are reported each year, resulting in serious injuries to the commuters.
If you or a loved one has been injured in a subway accident, you need the help of an experienced NY subway accident attorney who can help you obtain the monetary compensation necessary to deal with expensive medical bills, emotional difficulties, loss of wages and other costs you may have incurred. The travel accident attorneys at Gersowitz Libo & Korek, P.C. have more than 25 years of experience in fighting to get subway accident victims the compensation that they deserve.
The Dangers of Subway Accidents
When most people think of subway accidents, they generally think about some sort of a collision. While subway crashes are possible and result in serious injuries for the victims and their loved ones, there are other types of injuries that can also cause devastating harm, especially if you a tourist in New York.
Common types of subway accidents include:
- Getting struck by a train
- Subway cars leaving the track
- Falling off the platform on the railways
- Getting electrocuted by train tracks
- Slipping and falling on the station floors
- Getting injured by malfunctioning turnstiles
- Getting assaulted, robbed or raped at a station due to lack of proper security
Any of these incidents can result in serious or deadly injuries to the victims. Unfortunately, victims of subway accidents may not be aware of these dangers until it is too late and they have no time to protect themselves.
Claiming Responsibility for Subway Accidents
When you or a loved one is injured as a result of a subway accident, you may feel helpless, especially if you are a tourist at the time of the accident. In most cases, subway accidents can be caused by the negligence of the subway companies. In New York, the Transit Authority maintains the stations, the cars and safety of the passengers during their travels. This responsibility also accompanies liability for any injuries to the passengers.
Call Us Today!
If you or a loved one has suffered serious injuries in a subway accident, you may have the right to file suit against the liable party, which is often the Transit Authority. Our experienced subway accident attorneys can protect your legal rights and get you the compensation that you deserve for the injuries that you have suffered.
At Gersowitz Libo & Korek, P.C., we have over 25 years of experience in successfully pursuing subway accident claims on behalf of residents in New York and from other parts of the world. We have the knowledge and resources to aggressively pursue your case and help you get the outcome that you are entitled to.
For more information or to schedule a complimentary consultation with one of our travel accident attorneys, please call Gersowitz, Libo & Korek, P.C. at 1-800-529-9997.