Have you slipped and fallen in a subway terminal in New York City, the Bronx or Brooklyn resulting in serious injury? If so, you may need the services of a Brooklyn personal injury lawyer Jay S. Knispel. In theory, subways should be clean and free of debris at all times, but truthfully, this is not the case. Sometimes the debris can linger so long it becomes dangerous, resulting in serious injuries to those unable to safely move through the subway terminal or onto the bus. Mr. Knispel specializes in helping those seriously injured by the unsafe conditions of the New York City subway systems. Contact the Law Offices of Jay S. Knispel, LLC today for a free consultation regarding your case.
Who is Responsible?
Injuries occurring from slipping in a subway terminal, or on the subway itself, fall under the category of “premises liability.” For your injuries, this would mean that the owner or people in charge of maintaining the premises, the subway, may be liable for injuries that occur due to unsafe conditions cause by negligence in the maintenance of the property, in this case, the subway terminal or bus. Injuries that occur on the premises of the subway terminal or bus from slipping or tripping and falling can be linked to one or more of the following for liability:
- Maintenance Company in charge
- Metropolitan Transportation Authority
- Individual causing the hazard
- Other individuals or entities involved in the safety of the subway system
Of course, it is your responsibility as a subway rider to be cautious and aware of your surroundings. Never intentionally put yourself in harms way, and always look where you are going when in the subway terminal. Even so, accidents happen, and unfortunately, injuries can occur. Our attorneys will do a thorough investigation of your accident to determine liability and help you to recover the compensation that you deserve for your injuries. Compensation can usually be recovered for medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering, depending on the severity of your injuries.
Your Legal Rights
Attorney Jay S. Knispel specializes in helping those who have been injured while on the subways of New York City, the Bronx and Brooklyn. Our team has the resources and expertise to determine not only liability in the situation, but recover damages for you that are fair and will help you get back to your life. If you have been seriously injured due to unsafe conditions, such as slippery floors, debris, or other obstacles preventing you from safely riding the subway to your destination, it is important for you to contact the Law Offices of Jay S. Knispel, LLC today for a free consultation regarding your case.