As residents of New York, we rely on our city’s mass transportation system for essential services. Over 11 million of us take the subway and buses every day, many without incident. We exit the cars at our destinations without giving NYC’s Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) a second thought. But for some passengers, subway stations are more than just another point between A and B. When properties owned by the MTA are not maintained properly, dangerous conditions can lead to accidents and serious injury.
I Was Injured By MTA Negligence – What Now?
If you were injured on MTA property, experienced slip and fall attorneys will be able to guide you through the process of filing a premises liability claim. For cases involving governmental agencies, a particularly experienced personal injury attorney becomes necessary. Agencies like the MTA enjoy numerous legal protections that make fighting for a victim’s rights difficult.
The personal injury lawyers at Banville Law want to help. Our attorneys are experienced in holding New York City public transportation agencies responsible for the improper maintenance of their properties. Over decades of targeted legal guidance, our lawyers have secured many high value verdicts and settlements for our clients.
Can The Transportation Agency Be Held Responsible For My Accident?
Because subway stations, train platforms, other MTA associated structures are owned by City of New York governmental agencies, fall incidents that occur on MTA property are particularly difficult. In fact, the MTA has numerous laws written in its favor, protecting it from many, even most, types of accident claim. Unlike the owners of private residences or privately-owned businesses, the City of New York has immunity against many personal injury claims.
Who Is Responsible?
If you slipped on a substance covering MTA property, like spilled liquid, you will most likely not have a case. In fact, there are only limited circumstances under which one can sue a New York government agency. Certain conditions may warrant filing a personal injury lawsuit against the MTA, including:
Did you trip and fall in a hole in the cement floor of a subway station or train platform? The MTA is responsible for maintaining its properties in reasonably safe condition.
Spilled Liquids & Rain Other Than Leaks From Pipes
As we mentioned previously, the MTA is not liable for accidents caused by liquids spilled by other passengers, and even employed maintenance workers. But if MTA property damage led to the dangerous collection of liquid, they may be held responsible for your injuries. For example, if a leaking pipe left standing water on a subway platform, and you sustained injury after slipping on it, our lawyers can bring a case on your behalf.
New York City Public Transportation Attorney Experience
For decades, our attorneys have stood up for the rights of New York City’s citizens. Many of our cases over the years have involved premises liability on MTA property. We have experience fighting the following governmental public transport agencies:
- Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA), also known as the New York City Transit Authority
- Long Island Rail Road (LIRR)
- Metro-North Railroad
- Port Authority of New York & New Jersey (PATH)
Contact Banville Law
Not sure whether your fall on MTA property conforms to the requirements we listed above? Contact Banville Law today for a free consultation!
In minutes, our lawyers can evaluate the facts of your case and determine whether or not we can help you. If you have a legitimate claim against the MTA, our public transportation injury lawyers will do everything in their power to represent you effectively and aggressively.