The Value of a Subway Accident Case
Statistics report that over 4 million people ride the subway on a daily basis. In 2015 alone, there were over 50 fatal accidents. Fatalities often occur when someone falls onto the tracks while getting on or off a train. Injuries can range from relatively minor, to very serious. If you have been hurt in a subway accident, speak with an experienced New York City subway accident lawyer from Stephen Bilkis and Associates. Our experienced staff will provide you with guidance and a free consultation.
There are plenty of accidents that occur frequently in relation to the subway. Common causes of these accidents include:
- Sudden stops;
- Falls from the platform.
Train conductors and their employers have a duty to ensure that their passengers remain safe. If you have been hurt due to the negligent act of the train operator or have sustained injury at the train station, you could have a cause of action based on negligence. Negligence is the failure to use reasonable care under the circumstances.
If you have been injured in a subway accident you likely have many questions. The first step is to secure legal counsel with a law firm you can trust. Stephen Bilkis and Associates has a decades long track record of success. A New York City subway accident lawyer from our office has the experience to get you the best possible result for your case. Currently, the successful awards we have received for our clients totals over one half billion dollars ($500,000,000) and is growing every day. We will fight for your rights and help you to receive the compensation you and your family deserve.The Value of a Subway Accident Case
Medical damages are the amount of your medical bills from the injuries you received because of the accident. This includes all your doctor bills, surgery bills, medications, physical therapy, etc. You have the legal right to receive reimbursement for your past expenses and those that could be incurred in the future. Depending on the severity of your injuries, this can run into hundreds of thousands of dollars.
If you have suffered an injury, it is likely that you have missed time from work. Whether this was for a few weeks, months or even years, this lost income is reimbursable. If you have become incapacitated because of an accident, your lawyer will calculate lost future income.
If you have suffered an injury, you are familiar with pain and suffering. Admittedly, this is a difficult thing to calculate, because it so personal. Because of this, your lawyer will use a formula to arrive at a dollar figure.Insurance Considerations
Insurance plays an important role in an injury accident. Each insurance company operates differently, and has various policies and procedures to contend with. The policy limits involved will have impact on your case. It is difficult to receive a settlement or award higher than your policy limit. An experienced subway accident lawyer familiar with the laws and procedures in New York City knows, however, that there could be other avenues to pursue to ensure you receive fair compensation for your injuries.
Some recent verdicts and settlements in the New York area are as follows:
New York County, New York - $10,346,656 Verdict: Plaintiff is severely injured when falling in train gap at subway station.
Bronx County, New York - $5,700,000 Verdict: Plaintiff slips and falls on slippery floor in place of business.
New York County, New York - $5,000,000 Verdict: Plaintiff struck and run over.
If you have been injured, it is important to take prompt action. If you have a claim against certain entities such as the Metropolitan Transit Authority, an investigation must be conducted within 90 days of the accident. Failure to act could cause you to lose your right to file an action.
Come in and speak with an subway accident lawyer in any of our New York City offices. in We have locations in Manhattan, the Bronx, Brooklyn, Staten Island, and Queens, as well as Nassau County, Suffolk County and Westchester County. Call us today at 800.696.9529.