Mass Transit Accidents

From big cities to little towns and everywhere in between, public transportation is a vital resource to Americans, and more importantly, a cornerstone of the nation’s economy. Relying on mass transit for their daily mobility needs, most Americans use local public transportation systems to get to and from work, or school, to get to shopping facilities or simply to visit with family and friends; mass transit provides a fundamental link between residents and there communities.

Transit Quick Facts
  • In 2011, Americans took 10.2 billion trips on public transportation.
  • Public transportation is a $54 billion industry that employs more than 400,000 people.
  • More than 7,700 organizations provide public transportation in the United States.

New York City’s public transportation system is the most extensive in North America. Approximately one in every three mass transit users in the United States and two-thirds of the country's ‘rail riders’ are residents of New York City. Information from the 2000 U.S. Census reveals that New York is the only region in the United States where more than half of all households do not own a car; this figure is well over 75% in Manhattan area alone. While nearly 90 percent of Americans drive to their jobs, mass transit is the primary mode of travel for New Yorkers.

Every day millions of New Yorkers uses various forms of mass transit to enter and exit New York City for variety of reasons. People depend on buses, trains, subways, or taxis several times a day to get to work or just to get from one place to the next conveniently, economically and quickly.

However, safety does not need to be compromised in order to get from one place from another immediately. Every year, millions of mass transit accidents occur in the United States; many of these disasters result in injuries and even death. Thousands of people annually, are involved in mass transit accidents, which often results in injuries with permanent disabilities and emotional distress.

Often, people who are involved in mass transit accidents do not pursue legal action because they are not aware of the laws governing such types of accidents and they feel that they do not have a case. This lack of awareness and education concerning mass transit accidents is very common.

Some of the most frequent mass transit accidents are caused by sudden starts and stops, speeding, intoxicated operators, doors abruptly closing on passengers, even broken seats or slippery floors. In most cases, buses are involved in accidents with other motor vehicles, pedestrians, and bicyclists. Trains on the other hand sometimes become derailed or have toxic spills that impact many people.

While it is the responsibility of mass transit service providers and their respective operators, to ensure the safety of their passengers, however, when the company or operator puts your life on the line and you suffer an injury of any degree, you should consider filing a claim against those at fault.

If you are involved in any mass transit accidents, you should contact a Mass Transit Accident Attorney at the Law Office of Aleksandr Vakarev Esq., to discuss your legal rights and options. Many individuals, who suffer injuries due to mass transit accidents each year, do not pursue legal action because they are not aware of their rights. It is for this reason that accurate statistics regarding these type of mass transit accidents, that do not involve fatalities, are difficult to determine.

The lawyers at the Law Office of Aleksandr Vakarev Esq., have years of experience in dealing with various personal injury or wrongful death cases arising out of mass transit accidents. Our team of legal professionals will work to investigate the accident with police reports and those who have witnessed the accident to ensure your claim comes to a positive fruition. Mass transit accidents occur frequently, and you should not let those at fault walk away without getting the compensation you are entitled to.

If you or a loved one has been injured due to someone poor maintenance and negligence, you may be entitled to monetary compensation for:

  • Medical & Hospitalization Bills
  • Cost of Medication
  • Specialized Testing due to Injury
  • Doctors’ follow-up visits
  • Property Damages
  • Loss of Earnings
  • Future Loss of Earnings
  • Emotional Pain & Suffering

With the help of a dedicated New York Personal Injury Attorney at the Law Office of Aleksandr Vakarev Esq, we will determine whether your personal injury case has merit.


Our personal injury lawyers’ work on a contingency basis, so you only pay a fee if we recover money for you. Contact our experienced Attorneys today at the Law Office of Aleksandr Vakarev Esq., for a free consultation at 718-839-6885.


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