The recent subway derailment that occurred on Manhattan’s Upper West Side has really brought to light the unforeseen dangers that daily commuters potentially face. As a law firm that has handled many subway and train accidents, The Law Offices Of Darren T. Moore P.C., have seen firsthand the profound impact such incidents can have on individuals, families and even communities.
Subway Derailment Incident:
Last Thursday afternoon at about 3pm, right in the middle of the afternoon commuter rush, two subway trains on the 1 line collided near the 96th Street subway station, resulting in a derailment that caused injuries to at least 26 passengers. Fortunately, as of the time of this article, none of these injuries were life-threatening, all thanks to the quick response from emergency personnel and the dedicated MTA staff.
MTA officials, led by New York City Transit President Richard Davey, are believed to be conducting a thorough and transparent investigation into the incident. The findings of that investigation will be critical in understanding the cause of the subway train crash and importantly, implementing measures going forward to prevent future accidents. There is no doubt that ensuring passenger safety, by maintaining safety protocols and infrastructure is a top priority for both the MTA and the New York City officials so that NYC commuters can travel in peace and comfort without fearing for their lives.
Understanding Your Legal Options:
- Personal Injury Claims: If you were injured in the derailment, you may be entitled to bring a personal injury claim to cover medical expenses, lost wages, and pain and suffering. Accurate documentation of your injuries and treatments is vital to any personal injury claim.
- Determining Liability: Subway accidents involve complex liability issues. The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) and/or the New York City Transit Authority (NYCTA) could be held responsible, especially if negligence in maintenance, safety protocols, or their own employees actions contributed to the incident.
- Short Statute of Limitations: This is one of the most important things to be aware of. There is a limited timeframe for filing a personal injury lawsuit in NYC subway cases. If you’ve been injured in the derailment, you must file a notice of claim within 90 days with at least the MTA and NYCTA. Once that is filed, a lawsuit must be commenced no later than one year and 90 days from the accident date. Timely action is crucial to protect your rights.
Seeking Legal Counsel:
While awaiting further investigation details, it’s essential for those affected to understand their legal rights. If you or a loved one were involved in this train derailment,, contact us at The Law Offices Of Darren T. Moore P.C., for a free consultation and for clarity and invaluable support in navigating the complexities of this traumatic event.
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