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5 Common Causes of New York Subway Accidents

subway train accidentApproximately 5.3 million New Yorkers, including tourists, ride over 660 miles of passenger service tracks every day. This makes the New York City subway system the seventh largest system in the world. With so many riders, it is important that the agencies and individuals who run the mass transit operations to properly maintain the system. They have a responsibility for the safety of their passengers.

If you or a family member has been injured in a train, subway or bus accident, you may be entitled to compensation. To protect your legal rights and obtain the full compensation that you deserve, it is important to contact an experienced subway accident attorney in New York.

Common Causes of Subway Accidents

Subways are a popular mode of transportation for many New Yorkers, as well as tourists and visitors from other states and countries. You expect to be safe and protected from harm and danger when riding on the subway. When accidents occur because of the negligence of a subway employee or engineer or poorly maintained equipment or poor security, the New York City Transit Authority, the MTA and/or other agencies may be liable for your injuries.

Common types of subway accidents include:

  • Subways crash
  • Electrocution
  • Slip and fall or trip and fall
  • Defective doors that break or crush extremities
  • Negligent security that leads to rape or assault
  • Faulty equipment
  • Badly maintained stations or tracks

Any of these incidents can result in serious injuries. Unfortunately, victims of subway accidents may not be aware of these dangers until it is too late and they have no time to protect themselves.

Call Us Today!

If you or a loved one has suffered serious injuries in a subway accident, you may have the right to file suit against the liable party. Our experienced subway accident attorneys in New York can protect your legal rights and get you the compensation that you deserve for your injuries.

For more information or to schedule a free consultation with one of our travel accident attorneys, please call Gersowitz, Libo & Korek, P.C. at 1-800-529-9997.

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Jeff Korek

Jeff S. Korek

Senior Trial Partner​

Jeff S. Korek joined Gersowitz Libo & Korek, P.C. in 1992 as the Senior Trial partner. Known for his meticulous preparation and dedication to his clients, Jeff has obtained some of the state’s highest verdicts and settlements.