New York State is home to millions of residents who use mass transit daily. Buses, trains, and subways allow commuters to travel affordably and dependably. Passengers on mass transit vehicles trust operators to provide them with a safe means of transportation. However, there is a degree of risk that comes with mass transit, and accidents do happen. Those who are injured in a train or bus accident should consider their legal options. Contact the seasoned Rockland County mass transit accident lawyers at Mitchell J. Schroeder, P.C. for help today.
Sustaining an injury as a passenger on a bus, train, subway, or any other form of public transportation can be a devastating experience. Our competent New York injury lawyers can best fight to satisfy the burden of proof and win you the compensation you deserve and need to get your life back on track.
Buses share the same crowded roads as other drivers in New York State. This means they are subject to the same rules and conditions of the road that sometimes lead to accidents. Passengers on buses can be injured easily. Some reasons why a person can be injured on a bus can include the following:
Train and subway accidents are less frequent than other types of accidents, as they do not share roadways with other vehicles. However, these accidents can still be devastating and cause life-changing injuries to their victims. Like buses, trains and subways lack the necessary protection to restrain a passenger in the event of an accident. Additionally, trains and subways are often overcrowded. Some factors that may cause these accidents can include:
Injured victims of a bus or train accident often wish to hold someone liable for the injuries they sustained. In doing so, they must first determine who is liable for the injuries. When dealing with trains and buses, this can often be difficult. Accidents can happen on state-provided transportation, such as the MTA, or private buses as well. When pursuing legal action, the injured party must file a personal injury claim to hold the negligent party responsible. If they wish to take legal action against a municipality or government, a different system is in place. In these situations, the individual must file a Notice of Claim within 90 days of the accident.
Whether you were injured on or by a bus, train, or subway, Mitchell J. Schroeder, P.C. is here to fight for you through each step of the personal injury claims process ahead. Contact us today so we can get started working on your case.