Transportation Accident Attorneys Who Are Devoted to Our Clients New York City is one of the few places in the United States where owning an automobile is optional. Many residents of the Bronx, Queens, Brooklyn and Manhattan rely on public transportation to meet their daily needs. While the bus, subways and railroads are convenient and save money, people can still suffer serious injuries while using these modes of transportation.At Dankner Milstein, P.C., our law firm represents people who have been harmed while riding on buses, subways, trains or taxis. We also represent motorists or pedestrians who have been injured in collisions with these vehicles. Our New York public transportation accident lawyers have built a strong record of success in all types of motor vehicle accident claims.
Public transportation accidents, whether involving a subway, bus or train, can have any number of causes. For example, when a subway is not against the platform, individuals could fall between the subway and platform. Certain sections of the Lexington Avenue line are notorious for this problem. In many cases, stairways and platforms in subway or railroad stations are not always clear. Debris or other obstructions can cause slip-and-fall or trip-and-fall injuries. Buses regularly get into accidents with other motorists, or hit pedestrians. In some cases, buses do not drop off riders by the curb, instead placing bus riders at risk for being struck by another vehicle.
We Understand the Differences Involved in Suing a Public Transportation Agency
There are a number of subtle and not-so-subtle differences when suing the MTA or another public transportation agency. The most important difference is that in most cases, you must file what is known as a Notice of Claim no less than 90 days from your accident. Filing a Notice of Claim is different than filing a lawsuit, but in these cases, it is no less important. In addition, the statute of limitations to bring a lawsuit in these cases is shorter. Clearly, it is important to speak with our lawyers as soon as possible after your accident so we can file the Notice of Claim and lawsuit within the appropriate time frame.