What Should I Do After a Mass Transit Accident?
Most people who live in the New York metro area do not drive cars but instead use New York’s mass transit systems, which are the most extensive in the nation. When a mass transit accident occurs and passengers suffer serious injury, it is important to know what actions to take. Injury victims have a limited amount of time to file claims, as these claims generally involve either New York City or a municipal agency.
Most important actions to take
- Seek medical attention. In any serious accident, the most crucial first step is receiving immediate medical attention. Medical attention can prevent the injury from worsening and, in some cases, saves lives. Aside from benefiting the person health-wise, medical attention also documents the accident injury, the source of injury and provides an initial evaluation of the extent of damages.
- Contact a Brooklyn mass transit accident attorney . Lawyers have a limited amount of time to act under legal deadlines for mass transit accidents. The sooner injury victims involve their lawyers in the case, the better opportunity attorneys have to investigate and gather valuable evidence necessary for holding responsible parties accountable.
- File a Notice of Claim. Before anyone can bring legal action against New York City, they must file a Notice of Claim. The Office of the NY Comptroller provides instructions for filing a Notice of Claim[T2] , which is legally required by NY General Municipal Law – Section 50-E: Notice of claim. Injury victims only have 90 days from the date of the accident in which to file the Notice of Claim. Information is also available about filing claims with other municipal entities.
Get legal help with taking the right steps
The Law Offices of Frederic S. Masure helps you with every step of the claims process, so you can recover damages from your accident. We explain the legalities and answer your questions. We also make sure everything gets done in a timely manner. Our consultation to discuss your mass transit accident is free and you owe no fees unless we recover damages for you.