Subway & Bus Accidents

New York Injury Attorney: Subway and Bus Accidents

Have you been injured while on a New York City Transit Authority vehicle of any type? If you have been injured in a subway accident, bus accident or related accident while riding on the Transit system, you are required to file a notice of your intent to file a claim within 90 days of the incident. Therefore, you must act quickly to ensure your right to recovery is fully preserved. Contact our Long Island and New York City attorneys for a free consultation to discuss your case.

At the law office of Pazer, Epstein & Jaffe, P.C., we are backed by over forty years of service to injured clients in the New York area. We are known for our experience, determination, and commitment to clients in the New York area.

We handle personal injury and wrongful death claims arising from various types of transit accidents, including:

  • Trips and falls in stairwells or on subway platforms
  • Injuries related to a sudden stop
  • Bus accidents involving vehicles or pedestrians
  • Accidents getting on or off bus or subway systems
  • Other subway or bus accidents

No-Fault Insurance Claims

The New York City Transit Authority governs all subway systems and the majority of bus systems in the New York City area. The Transit Authority is self-insured. Practically-speaking, what this means is that if you are injured in a bus accident, you should file a no-fault claim against your own insurance policy or the insurance policy of someone else in your household. Benefits for lost wages and medical expenses can be paid up to $50,000 by most no-fault insurance policies. However, if no one in your household carries no-fault automobile coverage (as is the case for many regular transit riders, most of which may not even own vehicles) the New York City Transit Authority will provide coverage of up to $50,000 for medical expenses and lost wages. No-fault compensation is available regardless of proof of negligence or liability. Plaintiffs don't and can't file a no-fault claim after a subway accident.

Additional Compensation After a Subway or Bus Accident

Proving liability can be difficult after a subway or bus accident. Immediate and comprehensive investigation is crucial. If your injuries are severe, such as a spinal cord injury or a complex fracture or head injury, you deserve full compensation for your losses, including compensation for pain and suffering and loss of enjoyment of life. However, in order to recover liability compensation, an experienced attorney must demonstrate that the Transit Authority was responsible for your injuries.

For more information or to schedule a free consultation with an experienced lawyer regarding an accident or injury, please contact us.