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NY Train Accidents: How is Negligence Established?

New York has a lot of trains. From the subways in New York City to the commuter rails in other parts of the state, all those trains add up to a lot of tracks – and a lot of opportunities for accidents and injuries to occur. If you are injured in a New York train accident, what can you do? How do you establish who is responsible for the accident so you can get the […]

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Who Pays When an NYC A-Train Derailment’s Caused by a Homeless Man?

Recently, the “A” train jumped the tracks near Eighth Avenue at Manhattan’s 14th Street station according to CBS News. Three passengers were hurt but no one was killed. Authorities determined that a homeless man, locally known to cause mischief, placed a metal object on the tracks that caused the derailment. This begs the question: When a train is derailed and people do get hurt, who is responsible? How does liability work when trains are involved? […]

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NY Subway Accidents and the MTA’s Duty of Care

In a subway system that sees more than five million riders a day, accidents are bound to happen. Earlier this year, one such accident claimed the life of a local pizza maker. The New York Times coverage of this chilling story of a man pulled into the subway tunnel by a train only reignited concerns about the safety of the subway system and questions about the MTA’s duty of care. An Unexplained Accident in Grand […]

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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, it revealed […]

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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. Well, as […]

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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. The three victims […]

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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. After all, […]

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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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