Subway Accidents

The New York City Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) stated in 2010 that over 1.6 billion people used the subway system. This public subway system transports it passengers far and wide each day and is considered the main mode of commuting transportation in New York and the surrounding areas. However, with this astounding amount of utilization, the public becomes at an even higher risk for injuries due to subway accident; and it is the MTA duty to ensure that its rider are not put in harms way. Unfortunately, this is not always the case and as such subway passengers are most often hurt, sometimes killed while riding the subway.

There are many ways in which this highly complex subway system can go askew and cause injuries to thousands of its riders. The most common of subway crashes are due to the operator negligence and carelessness; other subway related perils include; derailment from poor maintenance of railways; electrical malfunctions with the door operations; broken equipment on the subway car itself, or on in the subway terminal; slips or falls due to improper signage; and numerous criminal actions. Subways travel at high speeds within small areas in order to keep up with the stipulated schedules and passengers most often are unable to determine or see when an accident is about to occur. Injuries to the head, back, neck, spine, arm, leg, even death are all too common as a result of a subway accident. If you believe you have been in an accident that could have been prevented by the MTA you should immediately seek legal advice from an attorney at the Law Office of Aleksandr Vakarev Esq.

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority of New York City is a government run operation and filing an ensuing claim against them requires the best legal representation available. It is important to note that any claims against the Metropolitan Transportation Authority must be submitted within 90 days after any type of accident so seeking legal counseling is of paramount importance. Contact the Law Office of Aleksandr Vakarev Esq., immediately so we can initiate the necessary investigations to determine the source of the accident and ascertain what compensatory damages can be awarded.

It is your fundamental right as a New Yorker to ride a safe and properly maintained subway and if you or someone you love have been injured due to someone negligence, let the Law Office of Aleksandr Vakarev Esq., assist you with getting the justice you deserve.

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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