Many residents in New York use public transportation to get to and from work, shopping and social activities. In the Bronx and Brooklyn, mass transit is often the preferred mode of travel for most residents. It is affordable, dependable and relatively easy to access.
Unfortunately, the public transport systems in these areas are fraught with accidents and injuries. Recently, three individuals were struck by a New York City subway car inside a short 10-hour span, one of them perishing due to their injuries.
Subways are not the only source of mass transit accidents
In addition to the subway system, residents rely on trains and buses to get around the city efficiently. However, these modes of transport also experience mass transit accidents, often leaving victims with catastrophic injuries, such as:
- Severe burns
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Catastrophic spinal cord damage
- Multiple complicated bone fractures
- Internal injuries and internal bleeding
- Life-threatening crush and/or compartment syndrome
In the wake of mass transit accidents, most New York victims face extreme physical and financial hardships. They typically have no idea how to acquire the compensation they deserve for their harm. Without restitution, victims are ill-equipped to get the proper medical treatment.
Each subway, bus and train accident claim is different. As you might imagine, the responsible parties may also differ from case to case. Since there is no one remedy, it usually serves the best interests of victims to seek qualified legal guidance. Doing so can reveal the ideal path to embark on that will yield the restitution you deserve for your harm. It may also benefit your circumstances to learn more about New York’s complex negligence laws.