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Top Reasons That New York Subway Accidents Happen

We’ve all felt a little shaky on the subway. There can be something unnerving about traveling underground. Moreover, as all New Yorkers know, subway accidents aren’t just in the movies. They do happen, and certain risk factors increase your chances of being caught in an unfortunate situation.   Because of this, it’s important to know the risk of hopping on the subway and what causes New York subway accidents. Over 5.7 million people ride our […]

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MTA Operators Poorly Trained – Could That Impact Your Injury Claim?

  When you use public transit in New York, you entrust your safety to MTA operators. However, a recent audit suggests that the MTA may not be as safe as it seems – and that the MTA could be held liable for more injuries.   The report gave a failing grade for the training of MTA subway operators and conductors. The audit found that the MTA did not provide sufficient training for new operators. Additionally, […]

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Common Bus Injuries That Can Result from Crashes in New York

  Did you hear about the school bus in Brooklyn that overturned back in early January? Eight people – including kids – were rushed to NYU Langone Hospital-Brooklyn and Maimonides Medical Center with what officials said were minor injuries, and an investigation is currently underway.   When you hear stories like this, it can make you wonder how safe buses really are and what kinds of injuries can occur when one gets into an accident. […]

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Know the Two Types of NYC Public Transportation Accident Lawsuits

  On Sept. 18, three people were killed and 16 were injured when two buses crashed in Queens at around 6:00 am.   One bus was a city bus, the other a tour bus. The city bus was driven by a long-term employee of the MTA. The city bus driver turned right and crashed with the tour bus. During the accident the buses spun, and authorities say that speed may have been a factor.   […]

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How Far the MTA has Come–and How Far it Must Go

  Are you one of the many New Yorkers fed up with the Metropolitan Transportation Authority? As fellow NYC denizens, we completely understand the feeling. You have many good reasons to be.   However, since this is the season of thankfulness and forgiveness, we thought it worthwhile to take a look at how far the MTA has come since it was first created. Knowledgeable of their history, we can then more genuinely hold them accountable. […]

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Long Island Railroad Accident Attorney

New Yorkers rely on trains for fast and easy service not just in the city, but also into the surrounding suburbs. The Metro North and Long Island Railroad, for example, provide travel service to students, workers, and families every day. When trains crash, injuries are possible and the safety of trains is uncertain. In these cases, an experienced Long Island Railroad accident attorney can ensure you receive full financial award. The Train Crash On Saturday, October […]

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Texting and Driving Accident Lawyer in New York City

Texting and driving is a real problem. In a society obsessed with technology, disconnecting is tougher than ever. This is true even in situations that deserve our attention the most, like driving. Distracted driving is illegal in New York State. If you were injured in an accident caused by a driver who was texting and driving, contact an auto accident lawyer to protect you. In New York, texting and driving is not the only form of distracted […]

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What Happens If I Have A Public Transportation Injury?

We know that mass transit in New York City isn’t always the most fun way to get around town. Everyone has a story or two about watching a fight break out or how an issue caused annoying delays.  Delays can be a real annoyance, but a public transportation injury is far worse. Sometimes, however, hazards on the subway are more than just annoying or frustrating – they can cause serious injury. If you slip and fall on […]

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A Stroke is Preventable With Regular Health Screenings

A Metropolitan Transportation Authority bus driver suffered a stroke recently and slammed the bus that he was driving into more than a dozen parked vehicles.  The accident occurred at Nassau Avenue and Sutton Street in Greenpoint, Brooklyn.  Nearly 20 cars were damaged across a two block radius.  Some vehicles received minor scrapes while others received more visible damage with broken mirrors, dented doors, missing mirrors and tires, and front and rear-end bumpers crumpled.  One car was even pushed […]

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