CBS New York recently reported that there has been an increasingly vocal lobby calling for Subway Platform edges to be made safer in the wake of several deadly accidents. For example, last month two men were involved in an altercation on an elevated train that spilled out onto the platform, causing both men involved to fall onto the tracks. One of the men was struck by a train and killed after the other was able to climb out onto the platform.
A transit committee has suggested that the MTA implement sliding doors at the edges of all outdoor platforms to keep people from falling onto the tracks. Although many commuters are in favor of anything that will prevent deadly accidents, others understand that the costs will be significant and feel as though it is the responsibility of the commuter to stay safe while on the platform awaiting a train. If you or someone you love has been injured in a subway accident the first step you should take is to contact an MTA accident lawyer for a free consultation to help you evaluate your case.
No Matter the Costs to Make Platforms Safer, Deadly Accidents Too High a Price to Pay
It is a simple fact of life that residents of a city with a population so large and dense as New York City need to use the subway system to move around. Additionally, from time to time platforms around town will become overcrowded. Contrary to what the MTA would like you to believe, it is not always the negligent behavior of the passengers awaiting trains that causes deadly accidents. When platforms are overcrowded during rush hour time periods, there needs to be safety measures implemented to ensure that commuters are not at risk of falling onto the tracks.
Why Should I Contact an MTA Accident Lawyer?
You may assume that you are going to get where you are headed safely when waiting for and riding MTA subway trains. However, as the accidents discussed above show, this is not always the case. Once you or a loved one has been injured in a subway accident there will be confusion as to what to do next. An experienced accident lawyer can help you by asking the necessary questions to gather the facts needed when evaluating your case. Additionally, an accident attorney may have years of experience fighting MTA’s teams of lawyers who will seek to make the accident appear to be your fault.
Subway accident cases involve complex legal issues and complicated sets of facts. When you contact skilled New York MTA Accident Lawyer Jeffrey K. Kestenbaum at (718) 237-5586, you can be sure that you will be speaking with an attorney who will advise you of all of the rights you may have with respect to your damages or injuries, including filing a civil personal injury lawsuit against the MTA. Mr. Kestenbaum will ensure that you and your family will receive maximum compensation for pain and suffering, lost earnings, past and future medical bills, and other damages you may have incurred.