Millions of people use New York City buses, trains, subways, taxis and shared rides including Uber and Lyft every day to get to work, school and other destinations. With so many people and vehicles swarming the rails, roads, bridges and tunnels, it’s not surprising that collisions frequently occur, whether in transit or when passengers are boarding or exiting vehicles. From our Brooklyn and Uniondale offices, the attorneys at The Licatesi Law Group, LLP help clients injured in transportation accidents obtain fair compensation from the parties responsible. We help not only bus and rail passengers but also pedestrians, bicyclists, motorcyclists and motor vehicle passengers and drivers.
Public and private transportation providers are considered common carriers and are highly regulated by the government. The principal carriers are:
Our attorneys understand the intricacies of bringing personal injury claims against public agencies like those engaged in providing transportation in New York.
Accidents involving public transportation can happen in myriad ways, such as:
Just as in auto accident cases, fault may be apportioned among the parties involved, including passengers and pedestrians who behave negligently.
Transportation companies and their drivers owe a heightened duty of care to their passengers. Proving negligence in a case against a bus, train, Uber, Lyft or taxi company requires showing that the carrier breached that duty of care, causing injury to a rider or other person.
Companies and governmental agencies will move quickly to limit their liability after an accident. Our attorneys can help protect your rights by immediately commencing an investigation. We gather witness statements, expert testimony, inspection records and police reports. Whether you suffer a minor or catastrophic injury, we will apply our extensive knowledge of New York law and complex insurance claims.
Time is of the essence. In New York, injury victims only have a 90-day window to file a notice of claim against the Metropolitan Transportation Authority or any other public transportation provider. All personal injury suits, including those against private carriers, are subject to New York’s three-year statute of limitations.
To learn how The Licatesi Law Group, LLP can help you seek recovery for bus, train, Uber, Lyft and taxi accident injuries, take advantage of a free consultation and case evaluation with our dedicated attorneys. Call us at 516-227-2662 or contact our Uniondale or Brooklyn office online.
Over One Billion in Verdicts, Settlements and Awards for Our Clients
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