New York train and subway accident claims are complicated. Not only are the filing and notice requirements strict and absolute, but you also might not know who is ultimately responsible for your injuries and damages. Without an experienced attorney, it can also be hard to find out the cause of the accident, which may affect liability. When you contact people who might have the information that you need, they are often not forthcoming about the accident.
If you have been injured or lost a loved one in a train or subway accident, contact a Long Island personal injury attorney at Sullivan Papain Block McGrath Coffinas & Cannavo, P.C. to schedule a free consultation. We will review your case and discuss your legal options.
Typically, the defending party will be the government entity responsible for the mass transit accident that resulted in your injuries. Personal injury claims against the government have different notice and filing requirements than your traditional personal injury claim against a private citizen or business.
You generally have a very short 90-day window to file the required notice for your claim. If you miss the deadline, you will likely be prohibited from making a claim for your injuries and damages. There are also specific requirements for the information that you must provide in your notice. Failing to provide the specified information may harm your claim and eliminate your right to recovery.
Our attorneys can help to simplify your recovery process. They will file your claim against the appropriate entity and meet all necessary deadlines and requirements. They will conduct an investigation to discover facts and details that help prove your claim. Train or subway records may provide helpful case evidence, and we know how to access that information.
Our attorneys will also make sure to account for the entirety of your injuries and damages when valuing your claim. We want to be sure that any settlement offer that you accept will cover all of your losses. Our attorneys will handle all communication and settlement negotiations with insurance companies and defense attorneys. They will have your case trial-ready so that you are not under pressure to accept a settlement that does not fairly compensate you for your losses.
Contact a personal injury attorney at Sullivan Papain Block McGrath Coffinas & Cannavo, P.C. to go over your financial recovery options. When negligence leads to train and subway accidents, responsible parties should be held accountable. Our attorneys will pursue your claim and provide you with high-quality and aggressive legal representation.