As most New Yorkers know, the New York City Transit Authority is in charge of the public buses and trains that are relied upon by millions of people each year. Unfortunately, New York residents and visitors cal also rely on them performing many of their duties in a negligent manner, resulting in serious injuries to members of the public. In a report by the New York Daily News, it has been learned that $431 million dollars has been paid out by the Transit Authority over the past 5 years to people injured by their negligence. It is also common knowledge, as referenced in the news article, that the Transit Authority will delay virtually every case as much as possible and, often, will put the blame for the accident directly on the injured person. Several attorneys are quoted in the news story and all share similar experiences representing victims of the negligence of the Transit Authority.
If you or a loved one have been injured due to the negligence from the NYC Transit Authority, it is imperative that you hire a law firm with the experience, knowledge and resources necessary to handle these claims.
Individuals, who have suffered an injury in an accident with an MTA bus or train, may have a difficult time proving liability. The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) has attorneys working hard to protect their interests after an accident. As a result, it is important that victims hire a lawyer who has experience handling bus and train accident lawsuits. An experienced lawyer will thoroughly investigate the accident by taking photos of the scene, reviewing police reports, and interviewing witnesses. Additionally, an attorney will handle all aspects of the legal proceedings, including the filing of the lawsuit, representing victims at trial, handling mediation when necessary, and pursuing maximum compensation for their clients' losses.