New York City Subway and Train Accident Lawyers
In areas with an effective and strong public transportation system like New York City, many people choose to use the subway, train, or bus systems rather than driving a car. In the vast majority of instances, these public transportation systems are a safe method of getting to your destination. But in rare instances, either because of driver negligence, manufacturing defects, or a variety of other causes, accidents may occur. Regardless of the reason, if negligent behavior led to an accident, you may be entitled to compensation for your injuries.
If you or a loved one has been injured while using a subway or train, contact the New York City subway and train accident attorneys of Orlow, Orlow & Orlow, P.C., to learn more about your legal options and the compensation to which you may be entitled under the law.
The subway can be a time-saving commute through New York City. In addition to exercising proper precautions against crime, riders should be aware of the accidents that can occur on platforms, stairs, and escalators. According to the Metropolitan Transportation Authority, most accidents in the subway occur when people slip, trip, or fall on stairways. Passengers should be aware of all risks and dangers and exercise caution:
- On PlatformsStand behind the protective yellow line while waiting for the train. Never walk or stand near the platform edge. Stay off the tracks, and never try to retrieve an item that falls onto the tracks. Instead, alert the agent at the station booth.
- On Escalators and stairsAlways hold the handrail on escalators and stairs. Never run on the stairs or escalator. On wet days, watch for puddles and slick spots. On escalators, hold your child’s hand, since it is not recommended for children to hold escalator handrails. Make sure your shoes are tied so that laces do not get caught in cracks, and exercise caution when disembarking from the escalator.
- In Subway CarsDo not try to keep subway doors open when entering or exiting the car. Keep personal items like purses and backpacks clear of the doors when they are closing. If you are standing inside the car, be sure to hold onto a handrail and do not lean against the doors.
Types of Subway Train Accident Cases We Handle
At Orlow, Orlow & Orlow, P.C., we have the experience necessary to handle any type of subway or train accident that may occur. We have spent years representing a variety of subway and train accident victims, and are familiar with all of the laws that apply, including both criminal and civil liabilities. We will fight to put the law on your side, giving you fair, effective and aggressive representation to ensure the best possible outcome. Types of subway and train accident cases we handle include:
- Train Derailment
- Improperly Maintained Tracks
- Conductor Error
- Train Defect / Malfunction
- Railroad Company / Subway Negligence
If you or a loved one has been injured in an accident on either a subway or a train, contact the New York City subway and train accident lawyers of Orlow, Orlow & Orlow, P.C. We will evaluate the details of your case, determine responsibility for your injuries, and help fight to make sure you receive all of the compensation that you may be owed under the law.