Public Transportation Accidents
The city of New York operates one of the largest public transportation systems in the world. New York City has by far the highest rate of public transportation use of any American city, with more than half of NYC workers using it every day. In fact, on an average week day, more than five million people ride the city’s subways, while another 2.3 million ride the city buses. While most of these passengers are delivered safely to their destinations, with millions of people using trains, ferries, subways and buses, inevitably there are accidents and injuries.
If you’ve been injured on a New York bus, train, ferry or subway accident, each experienced New York bus accident lawyer at David Resnick & Associates, P.C., can help you understand your rights and decide what action to take. Contact experienced New York bus accident lawyer at David Resnick & Associates, P.C., online or call us at 212-279-2000 today. We serve accident victims in Manhattan, Queens, Brooklyn, Staten Island, the Bronx and all of New York City.
Unlike most accident cases, public transportation accident injuries involve filing claims against a government entity. This means that there are very specific rules about when and how to file any claims. For this reason, the laws for filing claims against government agencies can be very confusing, and you may miss your chance to get money damages for your injury. A New York Public Transportation Accident Lawyer experienced with these laws may be needed to make sure you get the settlement you deserve.
When you are injured in a public transportation accident in New York City, filing a claim for your injuries can involve the city and the state as responsible parties, since these transportation systems are owned or licensed by the State of New York. New York law requires that notice of claims for personal injuries be filed within 90 days of the accident.
Subway and Bus Accidents
The New York City Transit Authority (NYCTA), which is part of the Metropolitan Transit Authority (MTA), operates the subway system and many of the city’s buses. The Transit Authority is responsible for maintaining the vehicles and providing a safe riding experience, and can be held liable for passenger injuries or deaths if the Transit Authority’s negligence caused the accident. An experienced New York bus accident lawyer can help you with your claim.
New York Subway Accident
Millions of residents, tourists and workers ride New York City subways each day. All of them have the right to an injury-free trip. Unfortunately, that doesn’t always happen. For every one million riders, approximately three are injured each year on New York City subways. While some injuries may be minor, others can change lives forever. Learn more about New York Subway Accident.
Tour Boat Accidents
New York tour boat operators owe passengers a duty of care to protect them from injury while they are on board or getting on or off the vessel. When a tour boat operator or its crew is negligent, life-changing accidents can happen.
NYC Tour Bus Accidents
As a common carrier, bus operators owe a high duty of care to passengers, as well as other motorists, cyclists and pedestrians on the streets and roads. If they break the rules and cause a serious tour bus accident, they must be held responsible for the damages.
The Metropolitan Transportation Authority operates local train networks, including Metro-North and Long Island Railroad, as well as area buses, serving a population of 14.6 million people in the 5,000-square-mile NY metropolitan area.
The Staten Island Ferry has been a municipal service since 1905. The five mile run between the St. George Terminal in Staten Island and the Whitehall Terminal in lower Manhattan carries more than 20 million passengers every year. The ferry is operated by the NYC Department of Transportation, making it the agency responsible for any negligent operations or maintenance.
Taxi and Limousine Accidents
New York City taxi cabs are operated by private companies and licensed by the New York City Taxi and Limousine Commission (TLC). If the TLC’s negligence contributed to the accident, it may be held liable for your injuries. Otherwise, your claim will be made against the cab company or its employees.
Contact an Experienced New York Public Transportation Accident Lawyer
Proving liability in these cases can be difficult, but the NYC accident attorneys at David Resnick & Associates, P.C., have the experience and expertise to help you get the settlement you deserve. We know what to do, how to do it, and we get results. Call us at 212-279-2000 today or fill out our online contact form. We serve accident victims in Manhattan, Queens, Brooklyn, Staten Island, the Bronx and all of New York City.
Be aware that you only have 90 days to file a notice of claim. If you have been injured in a public transportation accident, contact David Resnick & Associates, P.C., as soon as possible to discuss your case.