Victims of public transportation accidents should not hesitate to seek the counsel of our MTA accident lawyers in NYC. New York City’s public transportation system is among the world’s largest. Each day, commuters put their trust in the New York City Transit Authority (NYCTA) and Metropolitan Transit Authority (MTA) to keep them safe. If an accident occurs due to a bus or train operator’s negligence, then the NYCTA and MTA should be held accountable.
The MTA accident lawyers at Queller, Fisher, Washor, Fuchs & Kool And The Law Office Of William A. Gallina, LLP have decades of experience litigating accident cases involving New York public transportation. Train and bus accidents can lead to serious injuries, lost wages and high medical bills. In some cases, public transportation accidents may even be fatal. Our firm can help victims recover compensation owed to them.
What Are The Most Common Public Transportation Accidents In NYC?
The most common public transportation accidents in NYC that our MTA accident lawyers litigate are subway accidents, train accidents and bus accidents. When incidents involve the NYCTA, MTA or MaBSTOA (Manhattan and Bronx Surface Transit Operating Authority), injured passengers may be able to hold these entities liable for damages caused by the incident.
NYCTA & MTA Accidents
The NYCTA is part of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (often referred to as the MTA). The MTA is the largest transportation system in the United States, carrying millions of passengers daily and operating thousands of vehicles. The MTA encompasses the entirety of the New York City subway system, as well as the Long Island Railroad (LIRR), Staten Island Railway (SIR) and Metro-North Railroad.
The NYCTA and MTA have a responsibility to protect their passengers. Most New Yorkers put their safety in the hands of the public transportation system on a regular basis. Unfortunately, negligence can sometimes lead to bus or subway incidents that result in serious injuries. In some cases, the cause of a train or bus accident can be due to operator error, either from speeding, inattention or fatigue. In other instances, faulty equipment might be to blame. If you have been injured in a bus or train accident due to the negligence of the NYCTA or MTA, you may be eligible to recover compensation. Our MTA accident attorneys will investigate every aspect of your accident, from the condition of the vehicle to the background of the driver. Our firm can help you build a winning case.
MaBSTOA, or the Manhattan and Bronx Surface Transit Operating Authority, is a subsidiary of the NYCTA. Certain buses may be owned by the New York City Transit Authority but operated by its subsidiary, MaBSTOA. For claims arising out of incidents occurring due to the negligence of certain city buses, the claim must be filed against MaBSTOA, in addition to the NYCTA. Identifying the correct parties to file against can be confusing, especially during a time in which you may be recovering from an injury or grieving the injury of a loved one. Let our experienced MTA accident lawyers sort through this process and fight for the compensation you deserve.
What Is A Notice Of Claim?
A notice of claim is a required document in certain lawsuits. The State of New York requires that injured parties looking to commence a civil lawsuit against the NYCTA must first file a notice of claim within 90 days of the accident. Once the notice of claim is properly filed, the claimants have 1 year and 90 days to institute the lawsuit.
How Do I Schedule A Consultation With Your MTA Accident Lawyers In NYC?
If you or someone you love has suffered an injury in an accident involving the NYCTA, MTA or MaBSTOA, you may be entitled to compensation. For a free consultation with our MTA accident lawyers in NYC, call our Manhattan office at 212.406.1700, our Bronx office at 718.892.0400 or contact us online. We will review your case and discuss your legal options with you. The attorneys at Queller, Fisher, Washor, Fuchs & Kool And The Law Office Of William A. Gallina, LLP take all cases on a contingency fee basis, meaning our services are free of charge unless there is a monetary recovery. Our law firm is proud to serve the New York City area, including the Bronx, Brooklyn, Manhattan, Queens and Staten Island, as well as the surrounding counties and New Jersey. We offer legal services in English, Spanish, Portuguese, French and Chinese.