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Friday, September 29, 2017

NYC Subway Slip and Falls

Who is liable if I fall and injure myself in the subway?

A recent slip and fall case filed against MTA calls attention to the high number of slip and fall accidents that occur in and around the New York City subway system.  The plaintiff in the case is a 69-year-old woman who had just finished her shift at work and headed to meet her husband.  The plaintiff stepped onto the landing of the Graham Av. subway station and did not see a crack in the platform leading to the stairs.  She tripped and fell down the flight of stairs.  She suffered from a broken hip and bleeding in the brain from the incident.  

As a result of the brain bleed, this once active Bronx grandmother started to experience seizures that left her with severe neurological problems.  Tragically, she is now confined to a wheelchair and unable to care for herself.  Her family filed suit against MTA in 2009 and finally received justice for the accident.  She was awarded $16 million by a Brooklyn jury.

Subway Slip and Falls

Millions of New Yorkers will use the city’s mass transportation system every day.  While most of us will take the subway or bus without incident, occasionally accidents do occur.  Slip and falls are among the most common accidents to happen in the subway system.  New Yorkers have been known to slip and fall in and around the subway due to missing railings, cracked stairs, holes in the cement, spilled liquids, and much more.  Often, these accidents are linked to negligent maintenance of the subway system.  

Who is Responsible for Subway Slip and Falls?

If you were injured in a slip and fall on property owned by MTA, MTA may be liable for your injuries and related damages.  Any case filed against a government agency will be complex.  Municipalities enjoy several legal protections that can make it hard to fight for compensation even if the municipality caused or contributed to your injuries.

You may have a viable lawsuit against MTA if you fell due to a dangerous condition existing on MTA property.  MTA is responsible for properly maintaining its property in safe condition, and a failure to do so could lead to liability.  Anyone who was seriously injured on MTA property should consult with a municipal liability lawyer as soon as possible.   


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