Owning a private vehicle can be expensive; so to save some green, many individuals are choosing to go green by taking advantage of the public transportation that New York offers. One of the most popular choices is the New York City Subway, a rapid transit system owned by the City of New York and leased to the New York City Transit Authority, a subsidiary of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority. The NYC Subway is the most extensive public transportation system in the world by number of stations, with over four million people using the subway every day.
The Transit Authority has a legal duty to protect its passengers, but if it fails and you are injured as a result of this failure, it should be held liable. If you have been injured in a subway accident and are seeking a personal injury attorney for yourself or a loved one, contact The Pryor Law Firm.
Subway accidents include incidents that occur either in a subway station or while riding the subway. Examples of situations that may lead to an injury are:
- Subway crashes
- Closing doors
- Sudden stops
- General operator negligence
- Turnstile mishaps
- Broken stairs or chipped platforms
- Slippery floors
- Inadequate lighting or warning signs
- Broken escalators or elevators
- Generally negligent maintenance
- Poor security resulting in physical assault or robbery
If you have been injured in a subway accident, you only have 90 days from the date of the accident to file a Notice of Claim with the appropriate entity. If you fail to do so, your claim will likely be denied. It is procedural roadblocks like these that make immediately obtaining an attorney of the utmost importance when you have suffered an injury. The Pryor Law Firm has served the New York City area for two decades. During the past 25 years, we have achieved full and fair compensation for our clients in countless serious accident and wrongful death cases.
Firm founder Kenneth A. Pryor is a member of the prestigious Million Dollar Advocates Forum. Mr. Pryor is an experienced trial lawyer who teaches trial skills as an adjunct law school professor. Our firm can provide the knowledgeable and experienced legal representation you need.
The Pryor Law Firm maintains offices in Manhattan, Brooklyn and Nassau County. We handle personal injury cases exclusively on a contingency fee basis (meaning you pay no fee unless we recover compensation for you), and we can visit you or your loved one at home or at a hospital if travel is too difficult. To contact us for confidential advice following a serious injury or fatal accident, submit our online contact form or call 212-222-8444 in Manhattan, 718-773-1700 in Brooklyn or 516-741-8100 in Nassau County.