Thousands of people take the subway every day in New Jersey. Usually, the subway is an inexpensive and efficient means of transportation, safely getting people from place to place. However, this is not always the case. Sometimes, subways have accidents. If you were injured in a subway accident, there is a very good chance you are now looking to recover compensation to help offset some of the financial burdens you are now facing. If you find yourself in this situation, here are some of the questions you may have regarding your legal options going forward:
What are the most common causes of subway accidents?
Subway accidents usually stem from either an improperly maintained or manufactured piece of technology, or a negligent subway operator. Some of the most common causes of subway accidents are as follows:
- Robberies and other criminal activity due to poor subway security
- Broken escalators
- Broken stairs or platforms
- Sudden stops
- People being dragged under the trail
- Electrical injuries due to malfunctions
- Obstructed walkways
- Poor lighting
- Turnstyle injuries
- Operator negligence
- Trip and falls in the stations or on the platform
- Doors closing too soon
What injuries have been caused by subway accidents?
Some of the injuries that have recovered compensation in the past are as follows:
- Ligament, tendon and muscle injuries
- Bone fractures or breaks
- Traumatic head injuries
- Internal injuries
- Death or paralysis
- Burns or dismemberment
- Back injuries
How do I recover financial compensation following an accident?
To recover compensation in any personal injury claim, you must first prove that you were injured due to another party’s negligence. To do so, you should hire an experienced attorney who is familiar with the ins and outs of the personal injury process.
How do I prove another party’s negligence led to the injuries I have sustained?
Some of the evidence you and your attorney may gather to prove you were injured due to another party’s negligence are as follows:
- Security camera footage
- Pictures of the hazardous subway conditions
- Witness statements
- Medical documents
- Police reports
What is the statute of limitations for a New Jersey subway accident?
In a New Jersey subway accident, you have 90 days to submit a Notice of Claim if you plan on filing a lawsuit. If you fail to do so, you will be denied the compensation you need. Hire an experienced attorney to get the ball rolling.
Contact our experienced New Jersey firm
We understand the implications of a serious accident. If you believe you were injured due to another party’s negligence, please do not hesitate to contact our experienced firm. We are more than willing to help you recover the compensation you need to get your life back on track. Our personal injury specialists at Greenberg & Walden LLC are standing by for a free initial consultation. Call us at 201-528-6928.