Train and Subway Accident Lawyer
Trains and subways are a part of everyday life for many people in the Hudson Valley. Whether you commute to work in New York City or simply take advantage of public transportation around Kingston and Marlboro, many people spend a significant amount of their mornings and evenings on trains and in subways. Public transit can be a source of danger for New York commuters, however. Every year, thousands of people are hurt in accidents on station platforms, train cars, and subway cars across the State of New York. Accidents happen on the Metro-North, the Long Island Railroad, Amtrak, the Port Authority PATH Train, and on the subway.
Train crashes are not the only form of accident that you may experience on trains and in the subway. Dangerous premises are much more likely to cause an injury during a daily commute. Slips, trips, falls, getting stuck on tracks or in between cars, or any other accident that may occur on a New York train or subway can lead to muscle strains, broken bones, internal bleeding, severe head trauma, or death.
The Kingston train and subway injury lawyers at Rusk, Wadlin, Heppner & Martuscello, LLP in Kingston and Marlboro help accident victims throughout the Mid-Hudson Valley who have been injured in a New York train or subway accident due to the negligence of city officials or other owners and operators of trains and subways.
Who is Responsible for a Train or Subway Accident?
Establishing liability for a train or subway injury in New York can be difficult. You may have been injured on a privately-owned train or a train or subway owned by the city, county, or state. Another private party, such as a negligent person bumping you onto the tracks, may also have contributed to your harm. Finding and bringing claims against the appropriate parties can be one of the trickiest parts of a Hudson Valley train or subway accident claim.
Our Hudson Valley premises liability lawyers are well-equipped to not only prove your claims but also to thoroughly investigate the circumstances of your case and find all parties who may be held legally responsible. Whether it is a private carrier, a municipal agency, a negligent conductor, or a reckless passenger, we will take the steps necessary to ensure that you are appropriately compensated for the injuries you have suffered and that you get the damages you deserve.
Common Causes of Accidents on New York Trains and Subways
Accidents on the train or subway can happen for a variety of reasons, and liability may depend on what factors led to the injury. A few of the more common factors causing injuries on trains and the subway include the following:
- Wet floors on platforms or train cars
- Defective manufacturing
- Negligent maintenance of train tracks or railways
- Problems with train car doors
- Negligent or reckless train conductors and employees
- Caught in-between train cars
- Collisions with other trains or subway cars
- Slipping or tripping while boarding or disembarking a train or subway car
- Icy tracks leading to derailment
Regardless of the cause of your accident or injury, the Kingston train and subway accident attorneys at Rusk, Wadlin, Heppner & Martuscello are prepared to investigate your claims. Let us help you get the compensation you are owed after your train or subway injury.
Help After Your Serious Train and Subway Accident in Kingston or Marlboro
If you have been injured on an MTA train or subway, be sure and report the incident immediately to train or subway employees. If you can, it is also a good idea to get contact information from any witnesses who may be available. If you struck your head in a fall, look out for symptoms of a concussion or head injury, such as persistent headache, dizziness, nausea or blurred vision.
Regardless of whether you feel symptomatic, you should follow up with your doctor for a thorough check-up. You will avoid causing further damage that can come from delaying the diagnosis of any latent injuries, and you will get the fact of your accident in your medical records.
The next thing to do is reach out to an experienced Kingston train and subway injury lawyer as soon as possible. Your lawyer can act quickly to preserve any security camera footage or other evidence and can also advise you on your next steps.
In the Hudson Valley, call Rusk, Wadlin, Heppner & Martuscello, LLP for advice and representation. You can call us for a free consultation at our offices in Kingston (845-331-4100) or Marlboro (845-236-4411), or toll-free at 800-566-4101.