New York City Personal Injury Law Blog

Keeping Commuters Safe While Encouraging MTA Ridership

Posted on Jul 8, 2015 in Train Accidents

New York City officials are promoting their mass transit systems in a big way. With recent years seeing record numbers for subway ridership, the local Metropolitan Transportation Authority is feeling confident in the services they provide to a busy city.

Resources like this one from DNAinfo show ridership of over 1.75 billion in 2014 and increases throughout recent years, especially in some areas of Brooklyn. A visual map shows more specifics in which routes are getting the most increases.

Handling Subway Performance
With all of this new volume and an aging infrastructure system, it’s up to officials to try to determine how to minimize delays and improve subway service for New York City travelers. But they must also factor safety into the mix.

Subway systems help decrease instances of certain kinds of traffic incidents, including pedestrian accidents. But they have their own risks as well. That being the case, responsible parties need to make sure that stations, trains and general infrastructure are in good condition and that defined safety precautions are followed in order to protect passengers.

The subway system needs to screen its drivers and make sure they are qualified, trained and not under the influence of drugs or alcohol. Additionally, they need to maintain every area of the system where passengers will go, to avoid certain kinds of preventable physical accidents such as:

• Slip and fall accidents on stairs or platforms
• Accidents with closing doors
• Falls from station areas

All of this is a major part of defining city life for the millions of people who call New York City home, as well as the many people who visit each year.

Representing Personal Injury Victims
Skilled New York City personal injury attorneys look at train accident cases or other transit injury cases very carefully. They typically have knowledge of the community and local statutes. They’ll also bring to the table a knowledge of case precedent and what’s “normal” or common in local personal injury outcomes. They’ll take a close look at the details of the case — how the injury occurred, whether any sort of negligence or inattention to public safety contributed, etc.

They’ll also help the client document their injuries to further prove their injury case.

Call New York City Train Accident Attorneys
If you or a family member was injured in a New York City subway accident or any other train-related incident, call the lawyers at Rosenberg, Minc, Falkoff & Wolff. Our dedicated and attentive legal team will stay with you every step of the way through an accident case.

We’ll keep you informed of all of your rights and legal options, and we’ll advise you of possible resolutions to your personal injury claim. We are experienced in helping NYC families get the best chance at settlements for the costs of care and recovery, and every client is uniquely important to us. Call us to ask how to get a personal injury claim started in the New York City area.

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