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Subway and Bus Accidents

Were You Injured On A New York Subway Or Bus?

If you are injured while riding on public transportation in New York City, you may assume that 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 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. Call
212-571-7100 today to arrange your free consultation.


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“When I got hurt in a traffic accident while riding my bike in New York City, my friend suggested I speak to O’Dwyer & Bernstien. Upon my initial phone conversation with a lawyer from the firm I was impressed by his courtesy, quick return phone calls and concise explanation of the legal tactics available to me. After meeting face to face with him, I decided immediately to retain O’Dwyer & Bernstien to represent me in my personal injury case. I was very happy with my attorney and with the outcome of my case. I highly recommend O’Dwyer & Bernstien to anyone seeking legal representation.”

“I retained O’Dwyer & Bernstien on the recommendation of a friend. I was immediately impressed by the firm’s experience and reputation in personal injury law. From the start, my ODB attorney walked me through the process, answered all my questions, explained everything clearly, kept me updated regularly and always promptly returned my telephone calls and emails. My attorney was knowledgeable, professional, courteous and diligent. My case moved through the court system quickly. As trial neared, the insurance company saw that my attorney was experienced and thoroughly prepared to try my case to verdict. As a result, the insurance company caved and settled my case for the full limits of the insurance policy. I love my ODB attorney!”

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