Subway and train operators are bound by law to transport passengers safely. If the subway operator, such as the Metropolitan Transit Authority (MTA), is negligent in the ownership and operation of the subway cars or the stations it maintains, they can be held accountable for rider and pedestrian train accident injuries. Various state and federal regulations and building codes are in place to govern these transportation operations; these include the Federal Employees Liability Act (FELA), which affords railroad workers the right to sue for on the job injuries. Railway and subway injuries occur to pedestrians, riders, and employees due to the following:
• Inadequate safety standards
• Insufficient operator training
• Poor or substandard maintenance of trains
• Unsafe subway platforms, tracks, and stations
• Improperly inspected or maintained equipment
If you or a member of a your family has been injured in a subway or train accident, please contact us today.