Mass Transit Authority Accident Lawyer in NYC
New York City is home to North America’s largest network of transportation, the Mass Transit Authority. This network of trains and buses allows people to get to, from, and around the city. People living and working in NYC and Long Island rely on the MTA every day and put a great deal of trust in them to get from place to place safely. The reality is that sometimes, these trains and buses are involved in serious accidents that can result in passenger injuries. If you were injured as a passenger of the Mass Transit Authority, it is important to consider your legal options. The Law Offices of Laurence C. Tarowsky has represented injured clients in New York City, Long Island, and the surrounding areas for over 30 years. Contact our firm today to schedule a free consultation.
Bus Accidents in NYC
Buses operated by the MTA are forced to share the busy city streets with all other vehicles. As a result, they are often involved in accidents and passengers are put at serious risk for injury. To add to the risk, many buses do not offer seatbelts to passengers and when they do, many passengers don’t wear them. Passengers can become injured in a number of ways, including during drop-offs, sudden stops, collisions with other vehicles, and more. Accidents can also happen while waiting in bus terminals or stations. If you have been injured in a bus accident that was caused by another party’s negligence, contact the Law Offices of Laurence C. Tarowsky today.
Train Accidents in NYC
Though train accidents do not occur quite as often as bus accidents in New York, those that do often result in very serious injuries. One of the benefits of trains is that they do not have to share roadways with other vehicles. With that said, train passengers are also not protected by seat belts or any other type of constraint. As a result, when a collision with another train occurs, a train derails, or train operator speeds and crashes, the injuries sustained can be devastating. If you have been the victim of a Mass Transit Authority train crash, it is important to speak with an experienced legal team that can effectively represent your interests.
What is a Notice of Claim?
Train and bus accidents can be complicated because they often involve bringing a lawsuit to a municipality. Of course, taking legal action against a municipality can be intimidating because it is much different than suing a private party. In New York, you have 1 year and 90 days from the date of the accident to file a lawsuit against a municipality. First, however, you must file a Notice of Claim within 90 days from the date of the accident to notify the municipality of your intent to take action.
Contact a NYC MTA Accident Attorney
Have you been seriously injured in an accident that involved the Mass Transit Authority? If so, it is important to consider your legal options. The Law Offices of Laurence C. Tarowsky has represented clients throughout New York City and the surrounding areas for over 30 years when they have suffered as a result of someone else’s negligence. If you need a legal team that is committed to representing your interests, you can count on us. Contact the Law Offices of Laurence C. Tarowsky today to schedule a free consultation.