New York City Subway and Bus Accident Attorney
If you or a member of your family suffered a serious or fatal accident in a subway, a bus or other form of public transportation, contact an experienced personal injury lawyer at the Price Law Firm in Manhattan. We offer free consultations in personal injury and wrongful death cases, and we only collect an attorneys fee if we recover compensation for you through settlement or trial. Call (212) 675-1125 today.
New York City transit accident attorney Joshua Price combines a commitment to personal client service with close attention to detail on the liability and damages issues that will determine the outcome of your case. With more than a decade of trial experience, Mr. Price has the courtroom skill necessary to present your case to a jury if a satisfactory settlement cannot be achieved through negotiation. His aggressive approach to personal injury litigation can go far toward protecting the value of your claims against powerful government agencies.
Personal Injury Claims Against NYC Public Transportation Agencies
Negligence claims for bus or subway accidents will usually need to be presented against the New York City Transit Authority or the Manhattan and Bronx Surface Transit Authority. Both agencies are covered by state public liability laws that significantly affect the way your damages claim can go forward.
While New York tort claims involving private defendants are generally covered under statutes of limitations of two to three years, claims against public agencies must be presented in court on a much faster schedule. A formal notice of claim needs to be filed with the defendant agency within 90 days of the accident, and any necessary lawsuit will need to be commenced no more than one year after that. As a result, your attorney will need to take the initiative with the investigation of the facts of the case, the evaluation of your damages and the development of a litigation strategy to prove liability against the transit operator.
Manhattan Subway Injury Lawyer
Joshua Price’s litigation experience since 1997 has demonstrated the value of early engagement with the facts of a case and an aggressive negotiation posture based on solid trial preparation. To learn how you can benefit from the counsel of an experienced New York bus accident lawyer, contact The Price Law Firm for a free consultation at (212) 675-1125.