The New York subway system is a lifeline of public transit that offers residents and visitors a quick and cost-effective way to get around the city. Like any form of transportation, though, it’s not without risks, and when an incident leaves you injured, you may need a subway accident lawyer in NYC.
At Kaplan Lawyers, we’ve seen our fair share of accidents stemming from poorly maintained equipment, faulty operations, hazards particular to the subway setting (gaps between train and platform, for example), and even train crashes. When you’re injured due to someone else’s negligence, you shouldn’t have to pay for it.
Our talented team of qualified and caring legal professionals is committed to helping you fight for the compensation you deserve when you’re injured through no fault of your own.
We handle the legal hurdles and provide needed support so you can devote your efforts to overcoming the challenges of recovery or mourning the loss of a loved one due to a subway accident.
Contact us today at (516) 399-2364 to schedule a free consultation, find out whether you have a case, and discuss the next steps.
Why Choose Kaplan Lawyers?
Your Trusted New York Subway Accident Attorneys
At Kaplan Lawyers, our goal is to help you get fair compensation to cover your costs and losses following an accident and minimize your stress as much as possible along the way.
With over 30 years of experience negotiating settlements and winning favorable verdicts in cases like yours, we’ve developed an understanding of what you’re going through and the type of support you need.
This is why we offer so much more than legal advice and representation. We know it can be difficult to return to your normal life following an accident, which is why we come to you if you can’t make it to our office. If you’re struggling to find needed medical care during your recovery, we’ll also help you find suitable doctors and specialists.
As New Yorkers ourselves, we are driven to help our fellow residents when tragedy strikes, and we’ve successfully negotiated settlements in cases like yours, securing millions of dollars in compensation for our clients over the years. When you work with Kaplan Lawyers, you’ll always get the outstanding and comprehensive service you deserve.
A Compassionate Team that Puts You First
When you suffer an injury or lose a loved one in a subway accident, you might naturally expect the negligent party to cover related expenses and losses. Unfortunately, it doesn’t always work out this way. You might face an uphill battle against the Metropolitan Transit Authority (MTA) and insurance providers when you should be focused on healing or grieving your loss.
You need a subway accident lawyer in NYC with the skill and experience to fight institutions and insurance companies on your behalf. The caring team at Kaplan Lawyers always puts your best interests first, and we go above and beyond to make your life easier.
Schedule a Free Consultation with an Experienced Subway Accident Attorney
When it comes to building a strong legal case for our clients, we make the process as simple and streamlined as possible for your convenience and peace of mind. We start by offering a free consultation to determine whether you have a case for compensation.
We strive to maintain clear communication and offer transparency concerning the progress of your case. Our knowledgeable team is always happy to address your questions and concerns. Your comfort, confidence, and satisfaction are important to us, and we go out of our way to earn your trust and ensure a positive experience.
Building Your Case
A subway accident lawyer needs to start investigating your case as soon as possible because once you file a report, the MTA will launch its own investigation. Once we’ve determined that you have a case, we’ll start collecting evidence like incident reports, witness accounts, footage from the accident and, if needed, expert testimony.
It’s always best to contact an experienced subway accident lawyer as soon as possible to avoid common mistakes. Getting involved early gives us our best chance to build a strong case.
Fighting for Fair Compensation
You may face many costs in the wake of an accident that leaves you injured or dealing with the loss of a loved one. We always do our best to negotiate a maximum settlement in a timely manner, but we also prepare to fight in the courtroom setting if insurers are inflexible or simply wasting time.
Whether you’re injured in a vehicle accident or you fall into a gap between the train and the platform, you’ll find that insurers have the resources to drag out your claim with delays and denials until you give up.
Kaplan Lawyers is the subway accident law firm that knows every tactic and has a strategy to get your claim moving. Call us today at (516) 399-2364 to learn more about how we can help you fight for the justice and compensation you need to pay your bills and get back to your life.
FAQs About Qualified Subway Accident Lawyers
Whether you’ve been involved in a lawsuit before or not, you’re sure to have plenty of questions when it comes to seeking fair compensation for your injuries or the loss of a loved one.
You might want to start by seeing what other satisfied clients say about us. We’re always happy to address your questions and concerns, starting with a few we encounter most frequently.
What is the statute of limitations to file an NYC subway accident lawsuit?
You only have so much time to file a claim when an accident occurs. In New York, you have three years from the date the accident occurred to file a personal injury lawsuit, and only two years to file a wrongful death claim.
Bringing a lawsuit against state and local entities could entail a significantly shorter window for filing, so it’s wise to contact Kaplan Lawyers as soon as possible.
Do I have a case?
In order to have a solid case for a personal injury claim, you must have suffered an injury resulting in expense (such as medical bills, funeral costs, etc.) or loss (loss of wages, future earnings, and so on).
In addition, there must be some evidence that another party was to blame due to negligence or bad behavior. When you schedule a free consultation with a qualified subway accident lawyer at Kaplan Lawyers, you can quickly discover whether you have a case.
What damages am I eligible for?
In New York, you may be eligible for both economic and non-economic damages in a personal injury case. Economic damages could include:
- Medical bills
- Loss of income.
Non-economic damages might include:
- Pain and suffering
- Emotional anguish
- Loss of limb
- Scarring or disfigurement
- Temporary or permanent disability
- Loss of enjoyment of life
- Loss of consortium.
Punitive damages, while rare, may also be on the table in cases of egregious, reckless, or malicious behavior. The state of New York does not place a cap on the amount that can be recovered in a personal injury lawsuit.
How long will it take to receive compensation?
As your New York subway accident attorney, we do our best to hasten the process of securing your settlement. However, the amount of time it takes will depend on a variety of factors, including available evidence, the complexity of your case, and whether the insurance company is willing to negotiate or we have to go to trial.
The process could take just a few weeks or several months. If the case goes to trial, it could take even longer.
How much will a lawsuit cost me out-of-pocket?
At Kaplan Lawyers, we do our best to ease your burden following the trauma of an accident or loss. While some subway accident lawyers may charge a retainer and other fees upfront, we work on contingency, which means you never pay out of pocket for our services. We don’t get paid until we negotiate a settlement or secure a favorable verdict on your behalf.
Will my case go to trial?
We always attempt to negotiate a fair and timely settlement out of court, but unfortunately, this isn’t always possible. This is why we are also prepared to take your case to trial.
If you don’t see your question answered here, contact us by phone or live chat to learn more.
Prevalence of NYC Subway Accidents
The New York City subway system is among the largest in the world, serving an estimated 4.5 million passengers daily. It’s also one of the few rapid transit systems that run 24/7. So it should be no surprise that it has its fair share of accidents and injuries.
Between collisions, falls onto the tracks, falls between cars, contact with the electrified third rail, and other accidents, dozens of people die every year in subway accidents. From January through August of 2021, nearly 50 people lost their lives, which doesn’t even include those who were injured.
If you’ve been injured or lost a loved one through the negligence of others, you need a highly-trained and experienced subway accident attorney to go head-to-head with the MTA, their lawyers, and insurance providers. With the help of a dedicated team of personal injury lawyers on your side, you have the best chance to negotiate for the compensation you deserve.
Speak with a Skilled Subway Accident Lawyer in NYC Today
Kaplan Lawyers is more than just an established NYC law firm — we’re part of your community, and we strive to help community members in any way we can.
When you need local subway accident lawyers that truly care and have the skill and experience to fight for the settlement you deserve, call us at (516) 399-2364 to get started and take back your life.
Attorney Jared S. Kaplan
Attorney Jared S. Kaplan has focused his career on advancing his legal knowledge though the day to day practice of law. Jared is a partner in the law firm of Kaplan Lawyers PC in Syosset, New York and has been a practicing attorney for nearly 20 years. His career started in litigation, so Jared is aware of the pitfalls in litigation and uses that knowledge in the representation of his clients in complex matters. [ Attorney Bio ]