Holding Public Transit Accountable For Injuries
New York City and Long Island residents rely on the commuter train, subway and bus systems — public transit systems that move more than 7 million people every day. These are common carriers, and expected to meet a higher standard for safety than private motorists. They must take extra measures to avoid accidents and prevent injuries to passengers, employees, motorists, pedestrians and bicyclists.
How Train And Bus Accidents Occur
Personal injury attorneys at our Nassau County law firm, the Law Office of Louis D. Stober, Jr., L.L.C., represent transit employees, passengers and others injured in accidents, helping them recover full and fair compensation for their losses. If you would like to speak with one of our lawyers about an injury claim, please contact our Mineola office and arrange a free consultation and case evaluation.
As your counsel our attorneys will examine evidence, witness statements, and transit authority reports regarding the train or bus accident to identify factors that caused your injury. They will consider the following:
- Driver negligence, speeding, illegal log book, maintaining false driving records, drunk driving
- Transit company negligence in training and supervision of employees
- Failure of the transit company to maintain tracks and equipment in a safe manner
- Failure to adhere to municipal, state and federal safety regulations designed to protect passengers, operators and track workers
- Failure to note and repair known hazards and failure to set up warning lanterns
The transit company may be responsible for your injuries if you were injured when boarding or exiting a bus or train, in a collision, or while working on the tracks. Our lead attorney, Louis D. Stober, Jr., has been handling injury claims for over 35 years, and is committed to recovering full compensation for every individual our firm represents.
Let Our Attorneys Help You
If you or a member of your family has suffered a serious or catastrophic injury in a bus or train crash, or you have lost a loved one in a fatal accident, please call 877-791-8076 or email our Mineola, New York, office to arrange a free consultation with one of our personal injury attorneys. It is our goal to help you recover full compensation for your loss.