5 Common Causes of New Jersey Subway Accidents
- Dan T. Matrafajlo
- Mon Dec 2023
New Jersey subway ridership levels have neared those seen before the COVID-19 pandemic and daily transit boardings have increased by more than 14% since just August. Moreover, interstate service to New York has also rebounded to 86% of pre-pandemic levels. This makes New Jersey subway system one of the largest in the nation. With so many riders, it is important for agencies running the transit operations to properly maintain the system. They have a responsibility for the safety of the passengers riding on the transit systems.
If you or a loved one has been injured in a train, subway, or bus accident, you may be entitled to money damages. An experienced New Jersey transit accident attorney can help protect your legal rights and get you the full compensation you deserve.
Common Causes of Subway Accidents
Subways are a popular mode of transportation for many people and tourists in New Jersey. You expect to be safe and protected from danger when riding on the subway. When a rider is injured on the subway because of the negligence of a subway employee, engineer, poorly maintained equipment, or lack of security, the New Jersey agency in charge may be liable for your resulting injuries and damages.
Common types of subway accidents include:
- Crashes and collisions
- Slip and falls
- Defective subway doors causing injury to extremities or other body parts
- Negligent security that results in rape or assault
- Faulty equipment
- Poorly maintained stations or tracks
This is not an exhaustive list of incidents that can result in serious injuries. Unfortunately, most victims are not aware of these hazardous conditions until it is too late to protect themselves.
Limited Time to File a Subway Personal Injury Claim
The New Jersey subway system is operated, owned, and controlled by governmental agencies. This means if you get injured on the subway or its platform, your claim would mostly likely be against a governmental agency. Claims against governmental agencies are different than claims against private entities. The major difference is that you will have a significantly shorter time frame to file your claim.
This makes it imperative that you immediately speak with an experienced New Jersey subway accident attorney to protect your legal rights. If you fail to file your claim within the appropriate time frame, you will be forever barred from seeking compensation.
Call a New Jersey Subway Accident Attorney
If you or someone you know has suffered any type of injury in a subway accident, you may have the right to file a personal injury claim against the liable party. Our experienced New Jersey subway accident attorneys can help. Call Beninato & Matrafajlo Attorneys at Law, LLC at 732.723.8840 to schedule a free, complimentary consultation with our legal team today.