Practical Advice About Bus, Train And Subway Accidents

You may be one of the millions of New Yorkers who daily rely on public transportation. Unfortunately, you may also be one of the many New Yorkers who has suffered an injury on subway trains, in subway stations, on commuter trains and on buses operated by municipalities and public authorities such as the NYCTA, MTA, MABSTOA, LIRR and AMTRAK.

If this describes you, we can help. The experienced personal injury lawyers at Arye, Lustig & Sassower, P.C., based in Manhattan, have extensive experience with injury cases.

Helping Victims Of Mass Transit Accidents Since 1965

Since 1965, we have helped clients who have been seriously injured in mass transit accidents.

Personal injury accident cases involving public transportation can be complicated, primarily because the responsible party is a city, county or state government. Each of these governmental jurisdictions has its own set of rules and laws.

It takes an experienced attorney not only to understand those laws and rules but, most important, to understand how they apply in your particular case, so that you can receive the maximum compensation allowed by law.

Personally injured in a mass transit accident? We can help. Call: 212.732.4992 or 800-574-4LAW. Free consultation.

Why Personal Injury Cases Against The Government Are So Different

Through our experience, we know that these cases have much shorter deadlines than most motor vehicle accident cases or other transportation cases. In many situations, a notice of claim must be filed within 90 days of any accident, or you will lose your right to file a lawsuit. Any failure to meet the procedural requirements of a municipal liability claim can bar you forever from bringing a claim.

Successfully Achieving Compensation For Our Clients

Our attorneys have successfully achieved compensation for people who were injured in subway, train and bus accidents. Many of these injuries were caused by collisions, sudden stops, closing doors and unsafe conditions on subway platforms and stairs.

Contact A New York City Attorney For Transit Accidents

If you or a family member has suffered serious injuries as a result of subway, train or bus accident, contact Arye, Lustig & Sassower, P.C., by email, call our Manhattan offices locally at 212.732.4992 or call us toll free at 800-574-4LAW for a free consultation. We handle injury cases on a no-recovery, no-fee basis.

Case Results

Since 1965, we’ve recovered over $1 BILLION on behalf of our clients. read more
  • $2.1 million settlement

    for 33-year old electrician who fell from ladder while attempting to fit heavy cable into crown box when cable sprung back and struck him, causing him to suffer left shoulder injury with impingement.

  • $1.6 million settlement

    for 38-year old electrician who slipped and fell on debris on stairway with resulting cervical herniated disc and aggravation of pre-existing arthritic changes.

  • $2.55 million settlement

    for 42-year old electrician who fell into an uncovered, unprotected hole and suffered a severe low back injury with herniated disc(s) that required surgery at L4-5 and L5-S1 levels.

  • $1.75 million settlement

    for 26-year old construction worker who fell through opening in roof and fractured his wrist, requiring surgery with open reduction and internal fixation, external fixation device, and eventual fusion.

  • $2.5 million settlement

    for 38-year old female electrician (with history of prior neck injury) who tripped on uneven Masonite protective floor covering, and suffered neck injury with herniated discs requiring cervical fusion.

  • $1.2 million settlement

    during trial for 40-year old sheet metal worker who was struck in the neck and shoulder by an air conditioning unit and suffered herniated cervical discs and cervical radiculopathy.