Mass Transit Accident - New York City

New York's sophisticated public transportation system and its array of mass transit stations makes it easy for residents to get around. It is also a blessing for both in-state and out-of-state visitors. While thousands of people a day use the system without incident, accidents do occur. If you or a loved was injured in a mass transit accident, it is important to hire a personal injury lawyer experienced in dealing with municipality authorities in order to protect and maximize your potential claim. If you are an injured worker, visit our Railroad Worker Injuries page.

File Lawsuit Against MTA

The New York City law firm of Tolmage, Peskin, Harris, Falick has more than 45 years of experience representing injured tourists and New Yorkers in mass transit/public transportation accidents. Our NY City personal injury attorneys represent clients who suffered injuries in:

  • Train accidents (including Amtrak, the Metro-North Rail Road, and the Long Island Rail Road) and train station accidents
  • New York City and PATH subway accidents and subway station accidents
  • Taxi cab accidents
  • Bus accidents
  • Boat accidents
  • Other accidents that involve the Metropolitan Transit Authority (MTA), the New York City Transit Authority

In many public transportation accidents, you must file a notice of claim within 90 days of the accident. Don't wait to secure immediate legal counsel. Contact our firm today, at 866-502-9091, for a FREE case evaluation. For over 45 years our law firm has been getting results for injured New Yorkers.

Filing a Claim and Suing the MTA for Injuries

Do you want to file a lawsuit and injury claim against the MTA, the New York City Transit Authority, the Long Island Rail Road (LIRR), the Metro-North Rail Road, PATH or another transportation system? There are special procedures you need to follow in order to recover compensation from these municipal agencies for your medical expenses and lost wages, in addition to your pain and suffering.

Our New York public transit injury lawyers will explain the insurance rules for recovering benefits for medical care and lost income. We will also represent you in filing a personal injury lawsuit. We are dedicated to your needs, and committed to maximizing your recovery. For further information, visit our Public Transit FAQs page.

Contact Us

If you have been injured in a New York public transit accident, you have only a limited time to file a notice of claim with the New York City Transit Authority, the MTA, the LIRR, or the Port Authority (PATH). Call us toll free at 866-502-9091 or contact us online today.


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The NYC mass transit accident law firm of Tolmage, Peskin, Harris, Falick represents clients in all five boroughs of New York: Manhattan, Staten Island, Queens, Brooklyn, and the Bronx, and in New York County, Kings County, Richmond County, Suffolk County, Nassau County, Westchester County, Rockland County, and the remainder of the State of New York.

The discussion on this page is generic and may not be specific to NY law and, in fact, NY law may be materially different.

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