Living in North Jersey/New York requires many of us to commute on trains and subways. Unfortunately, accidents can also occur when we are riders on these trains. Other times, a victim can be a pedestrian or driver/passenger in a motor vehicle that comes into contact with a train. The outcomes of these types of accident are often tragic. While the cause of these accidents can be related to train operator or motor vehicle operator error, they can also be caused by train engineer or the railroad itself. Other times, the railroad crossings may have been designed incorrectly, crossbars may become unsecured, or the subway conductor may have not made sure other travelers were clear of the train before proceeding.
Due to the complexity of determining who is liable for your injuries, Sabbagh Thapar can assist you in determining who or what was the exact cause of the accident to ensure you receive fair and just compensation.
If the responsible party is a state or governmental entity, the law imposes strict rules for notifying the entity about your claim. Once your time period to provide the proper notice passes, you will be forever barred from bringing a claim for your injuries. Therefore, it is vital to contact a lawyer immediately, so you do not lose your right to bring a claim.