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Types of NYC Subway Accidents

Types of NYC Subway Accidents

Every day, thousands of New Yorkers board the subway system to travel the city. Such a common activity surely seems safe, but that doesn’t mean that there isn’t danger still lurking. Accidents involving subways can occur in more places than simply on the train itself. The stations and platforms are also the scenes of many accidents, so it is important to be aware of your surroundings to prevent injuries.

Subway Hazards

Like any other mode of transportation, subways are not without hazards. The risks of a subway can be unique, however. Some common subway dangers include:

  • Derailments from objects on the tracks, damaged rails, or improper operation
  • Collisions with other trains or objects on the tracks
  • Doors closing when people are not clear of them and trapping or crushing riders
  • Trains striking persons on the tracks, and possibly dragging them underneath the train
  • Falling from the platform onto the rails
  • Slipper or slick surfaces in stations and on trains
  • Snow and ice causing slick conditions, especially on aboveground platforms and near stairs
  • Electric shocks or injuries due to faulty wiring or malfunctions
  • Falling or tripping on the platform or in the station
  • Criminal activity and attacks due to poor security
  • Loss of balance and falls on moving trains
  • Body-to-body contact with other riders, including pushing and shoving

Because of the inherent dangers of subways, it isn’t surprising that riders and those in the station can be injured. When waiting on the platform or riding the train, it is important to ensure appropriate precautions to prevent injuries.

Common Subway Injuries

While the types of injuries that can occur from subway accidents can vary greatly, there are many that are more common and more serious than others. These injuries include:

Because of the severe nature of many of these injuries, it is important for those who have been injured to receive appropriate compensation. Many of these injuries are life-changing and catastrophic injuries, which can greatly affect their claim.

If you or a loved one has been injured on a subway, our Brooklyn personal injury attorneys will help you hold the liable parties accountable. At Belushin Law Firm, P.C., we are dedicated to providing compassionate, client-centered legal counsel. Schedule a free consultation with our firm to discover how we can assist you.

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