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New York Subway and Bus Accident Lawyer

Residents depend on the subway, buses, and other types of mass transit to get around NYC. When using public transportation (MTA), it's fair to assume you will get to where you are going safely. Accidents do occur, however, and people are injured on a daily basis.

If you are injured while riding on public transportation in New York City, you may assume that the Metropolitan Transportation Authority will pay you for all of the damages you have suffered. Unfortunately, the MTA does not make it easy to recover full compensation. If you make one mistake in the claims process, you may lose your right to recover compensation.

The attorneys at O’Dwyer & Bernstien, LLP, in Manhattan have extensive experience pursuing personal injury claims against the MTA for accidents on buses and subways. We offer a
free initial consultation to explain your rights and answer your questions.

It is easy to get lost in a bureaucratic mess when filing a personal injury claim against a municipal entity. The MTA is not there to protect your legal rights. Our attorneys are. We will help you cut through the red tape and obtain the compensation you deserve.

Filing A Notice Of Claim

Whether you retain our services or not, it’s important to contact an attorney as soon as possible. You may have as little as 90 days to file a notice of a personal injury claim with the MTA. If you fail to file this notice, you may give up your right to seek compensation.

Types Of Mass Transit Accidents

Our attorneys handle all types of subway and bus cases, including injuries caused by:

  • Derailments
  • Falls
  • Sudden stops
  • Unsafe stairs and platforms
  • Collisions

No matter how you were injured, the first step in getting the full compensation you deserve for medical bills, lost wages, pain, and suffering, and other damages is to talk to an experienced personal injury lawyer.

If you are a victim of a New York bus or subway accident, New York personal injury lawyers O'Dwyer & Bernstien will help you understand your rights and what actions to take after your accident.

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