Subways are regarded as a safe, cost-effective, and efficient way to get from place to place. However, sometimes subways get into accidents, and when they do, people are very often injured as a result. They usually happen suddenly, leaving passengers very little time to protect themselves. If you find yourself in a situation where you have been injured and are looking to recover compensation, please read on to learn more:
What causes subway accidents?
Subways are large machines, composed of thousands of working parts. Sometimes, all it takes is for something to go wrong on one of them to cause a serious accident. Some of the most common causes of subway accidents are as follows:
- Doors closing too soon
- Sudden stops
- Turnstyle injuries
- Operator negligence
- People being dragged under the trail
- Electrical injuries due to malfunctions
- Obstructed walkways
- Robberies and other criminal activity due to poor subway security
- Broken escalators
- Broken stairs or platforms
- Poor lighting
- Trip and falls in the stations or on the platform due to ice or snow
How are people injured in subway accidents?
Some of the most commonly sustained injuries in subway accidents are as follows:
- Ligament, tendon and muscle injuries
- Bone fractures or breaks
- Burns or dismemberment
- Traumatic head injuries
- Internal injuries
- Back injuries
- Paralysis or death
How can I recover compensation following a subway accident?
If you are seeking financial compensation following a New Jersey subway accident, you must first satisfy the burden of proof, meaning you have to prove you were injured due to another party’s negligence. An experienced attorney can help you do so. However, you should know that in New Jersey, you have 90 days to file a Notice of Claim. If you fail to do so, you will most likely lose out on your right to sue. Hire an attorney who can get the ball rolling.
How can I prove I was injured due to another party’s negligence?
Fortunately, there are several things you and your attorney can do to prove another party’s negligence caused your injuries. Your attorney may recover security camera footage, pictures of the safety hazard, medical documents, police reports, witness statements, and more to prove your claim.
Contact our experienced New Jersey firm
If you or someone you know was involved in an accident and wishes to speak with an attorney, contact the Law Office of Christopher T. Howell, Esq.today. If you have sustained serious injuries due to another party’s negligence, there is no reason for you to suffer alone. The compensation you receive may cover the cost of your medical bills, lost wages and more. Do yourself a favor and let us work with you to attain the financial assistance you need.