Commuters from all over Westchester County, the Bronx, and White Plains depend on the mass transit options that allow them to get to work in a timely manner. Others use the system to enjoy what the city and other towns have to offer. Thousands of people depend on the trains and buses to get from one point to another every day. Though buses and trains are a great way to save money, time, and the environment, they do come with risks. Buses have accidents on the roads of New York regularly. Trains can injure passengers with sudden starts and stops. When these vehicles are operated recklessly, passengers can be put in grave danger. If you have been injured on a bus or train, you should speak to an attorney immediately. These matters often involve municipalities. If you have a valid personal injury claim, you must abide by strict guidelines to successfully sue the government. You should contact The Law Offices of Daniel A. Kalish to guide you through your ordeal and see that your matter concludes in the best way possible.
Passenger accidents on a bus happen frequently. Buses are susceptible to accidents like any other motor vehicle on the road. When a bus gets into an accident, passengers can be injured quite easily. Buses often do not come with seatbelts and if the accident is serious enough, can lead to some terrible results. Without seatbelts, any severe or unexpected starts and stops can lead to passenger injury as well. In some cases, buses drop passengers off on dangerous parts of the roadway, leading to a slip and falls and pedestrian accidents. If you have been injured in a bus accident, you should contact our law offices.
When commuters travel on the trains of New York, they are not protected by constraints. On subways and Path trains, most people are standing, putting them at risk even further. Excessive speeding and unusual, unexpected starts and stops have led to serious train injuries, especially on the Path train and subways of New York City. Train derailments have injured and killed countless passengers as well. Train accidents can be quite severe. If you have been seriously injured on a train, you should speak to an attorney as soon as possible.
Municipalities and personal injury lawsuits
Personal injury claims are very different when you must sue the government. Fortunately, New York has waived sovereign immunity, allowing private citizens to sue the government for damages in court. To file a suit, one must file a Notice of Claim within 90 days of the injury. The municipality will request a hearing to review the validity of the claim. Once the suit is approved, the injured party has 1 year and 90 days from the incident to sue the city. If you are injured and need to sue the city, you have very little time to act and consulting an attorney is in your best interests.
Contact a White Plains law firm to assist you through your legal matter
If you have been injured by a train or bus, you must consider your future. You could be burdened with overwhelming medical bills, lost wages, and a diminished quality of life. Some injuries stay dormant for years before impacting you. It is important to consult with a skilled attorney with experience in personal injury cases. The Law Offices of Daniel A. Kalish has served victims of bus and train accidents for years. Our firm will investigate the matter and effectively represent your interests if you need to sue. If you need compassionate and quality legal services, contact The Law Offices of Daniel A. Kalish.