Bus/Train Accidents


“A multimillion dollar verdict or settlement can’t reverse a catastrophic injury, but the hope is that we can make our clients’ lives just a little bit better.” Partner, Howard Essner


For the last two decades we have represented numerous clients injured on New York City buses and subways as a result of New York City’s negligence. Accidents, sudden stops, closing doors, assaults and dangerous drop off locations can cause serious injuries, and we have a track record of successfully recovering money for these clients:

IMPORTANT: You Must Take Action Within 90 Days of Your Accident

Accidents involving New York City Buses and Subways or other public transportation are handled differently from other types of lawsuits. The reason is because you will be suing the City of New York and special rules apply. Specifically, if you have been injured on New York City property and New York City is to blame, then you must file a notice of claim with the appropriate New York City agency within 90 (ninety) days of the accident. In lawsuits against New York City, a delay in speaking to a lawyer and filing the appropriate papers can actually result in you losing your right to sue. Call us today to make sure your Notice of Claim is timely filed.

If more than 90 days have passed since your accident and a Notice of Claim was not filed, we may still be able to help. There is a procedure in New York that allows you to request an extension of time beyond the the 90 day limitation, but our success will depend on the facts of your case and the reasons for the delay. Call us today for a free consultation, and we can discuss whether such an extension of time is feasible.

Our Experience

We are experienced trial lawyers who know how to help our clients win cases against the City of New York. Over the years we have seen subway and bus accidents caused by a variety of reasons:

  • Subway car crashes
  • Negligent security
  • Broken stairs or platforms
  • Broken escalators
  • Electrical malfunctions
  • Broken or malfunctioning equipment
  • Failure to maintain subway car, platform, or station
  • Poor lighting
  • Wet, snowy, or slippery floors
  • Obstructed walkways
  • Failure to post warning signs
  • Operator negligence
  • Turnstile injuries
  • Electrocutions
  • Closing Doors
  • Sudden Stops

If you were injured due to New York City’s negligence, then you have the right to receive rightful compensation for the injuries you sustained.

Call us at (212) 750-4949 to speak with an attorney today. There is no obligation, our consultation is free, and you don’t pay us anything unless we win.

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