NYC Subway Accident Lawyer

New York City Subway Accident Attorneys

Fighting for Injury Victims of Mass Transit & Public Transportation Accidents in New York

Every year, thousands of injuries and deaths are reported following subway, train, and other mass transit accidents in New York. If you were injured or if someone you love passed away due to a subway accident in New York City, you could be entitled to financial compensation for your resulting damages.

At Keith D. Silverstein & Associates, we fight to hold negligent parties responsible for the immense harm and devastation they cause. Our subway accident attorneys have extensive experience fighting for the rights of injured people and the families of those wrongfully killed. Founding attorney, Keith Silverstein, also brings more than two decades of experience in insurance defense to his practice, experience that gives him a significant advantage when it comes to navigating the legal process. 

Are you suffering injures due to a subway accident? Call Keith D. Silverstein & Associates today at (646) 813-3922 or contact us online to request a free initial consultation with one of our New York City subway accident lawyers.

What are the Most Common Types of Subway Accidents? 

Some of the most common types of accidents that occur on MTA and NYC Transit subways include: 

  • Slips, trips, and falls 
  • Falls onto tracks 
  • Derailments
  • Collisions with other trains
  • Collisions with debris on the tracks 
  • Explosions and fires
  • Mechanical failure 
  • Defects 

These and other subway accidents can lead to devastating injuries and deaths. If you were severely injured or if your family member died due to any type of subway accident, reach out to Keith D. Silverstein & Associates to learn more about your legal rights and options. 

Common Subway Accident Injuries

Subway accidents tend to be especially devastating, often leading to catastrophic injuries and long-lasting hardships for victims and their families. 

Some of the most common types of injuries resulting from subway accidents include: 

Treating these and other serious injuries can be extremely costly, often leading to tens or hundreds of thousands of dollars in medical bills. To make matters worse, many subway accident victims are unable to return to work for weeks or months; some will never be able to obtain gainful employment in the future due to their injuries. 

In addition to expensive medical bills and lost wages, subway accident victims are also likely to face significant physical pain and emotional distress as a result of their injuries. At Keith D. Silverstein & Associates, we believe that you should not have to simply deal with these challenges on your own. Instead, our New York City subway accident attorneys can help you fight for justice and the fair compensation you are owed. 

What to Do After a Subway or Train Accident

If you are involved in a subway, train, or public transportation accident, there are several things you should do to protect yourself, your wellbeing, and your right to file a future personal injury claim.

If possible, try to do the following after a subway accident:

  • Seek immediate medical attention. If necessary, call 911 and wait for the paramedics and police to arrive. Do not move anyone who appears severely injured unless absolutely necessary. 
  • Write down the name and number of the subway or train you were on. Take pictures of the accident scene, your injuries, and any conditions that contributed to the accident. 
  • Talk to any witnesses who saw what happened and, if possible, get their name(s), contact information, and a brief statement of what they saw. 
  • File an official accident report with local law enforcement and/or the subway or train operator. Request a copy of the reports and keep them for your personal records. 
  • Follow all of your doctor’s recommendations and orders. Attend all follow-up appointments and take all prescribed medications. 
  • Do not post on social media during your recovery. Refrain from discussing the incident with anyone other than your attorney. 
  • Contact a personal injury lawyer with experience handling NYC subway accident claims as soon as possible. An attorney can help you take the next steps in seeking financial compensation. 

Contact Keith Silverstein & Associates today to speak with our New York City subway accident attorneys . Hablamos español. 

How Our Subway Accident Attorneys Can Help 

Navigating the aftermath of a subway, train, or mass transit accident can be extremely difficult without the help of a knowledgeable lawyer. In addition to making sure you get the medical care you need, you will have to deal with the logistics of filing an accident report and seeking financial compensation for your accident-related damages. However, when you work with an attorney at our firm, you can focus exclusively on your physical recovery while we handle the various details of your claim. 

Our attorneys know how to carefully investigate subway accidents to determine what happened and who is legally responsible. They also know how to analyze all available evidence to meticulously develop powerful cases aimed at maximizing their clients’ recoveries. We are prepared to negotiate with the insurance company on your behalf and will handle all communication with insurance adjusters so that you can simply focus on healing and getting back on your feet. 

With over 35 years of legal experience, we have earned a reputation for providing our clients with compassionate and personalized legal representation, coupled with aggressive advocacy in and out of the courtroom.

We Care About Your Healing Our Client's Story

"My husband was injured a few years ago and Keith D. Silverstein & Associates was there to help him receive the compensation he deserved. They worked hard and never settled for anything less than what they thought he was entitled to."

- Virginia

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