Public transportation is used by millions of people every day in New York. Subways, buses, and railroads provide 2.73 billion trips annually to New Yorkers and the system is considered one of the world’s largest and best public transportation systems. Despite the convenience and efficiency of public transportation in New York, issues still arise.
What Should You Do If You are Injured Using New York’s Public Transportation?
In order to receive the compensation you deserve if you are hurt on a bus, the subway, or rail road, you must take action quickly.
Public transportation incidents that result in injury require victims to file a claim against transportation authorities, and there are specific rules that can be confusing. Filing a claim incorrectly can result in your being denied compensation for your injuries. This is why it is so important to work with an attorney who understands the process and can help you receive the compensation you deserve after a public transportation accident.
Making the process even more difficult is the statute of limitations. Victims generally have only 90 days to file a claim for their accident. This means you must move quickly and take legal action, all while you are focused on your healing and recovery. For most victims, it is an extremely stressful time.
A public transportation attorney ensures your case is filed in time and that you are able to prove liability. It’s not enough to suffer an injury while using public transportation – you must show the transportation authority had liability. This means building a strong case using the testimony of expert witnesses and ensuring the city and/or state do not deny you the compensation you deserve.
Were you hurt on New York City’s subway or while riding the Long Island Rail Road? You need the support of an experienced public transportation attorney. Contact the Law Offices of ELAN WURTZEL, P.C. to discuss your case or schedule a consultation.