The New York subway system is fraught with possibilities for personal injury. Slips and falls on the stairwells and injuries due to sudden stops are but a few examples of ways to sustain injuries on New York City’s subway system. While derailment is quite rare, it is a possibility and there are several historic events to prove so. In 1991, a drunk motorman raced the train at more than 40 MPH while the speed limit was 10 MPH. The train derailed leaving 200 passengers injured and 5 dead. The driver was convicted of manslaughter and sentenced to 15 years imprisonment.
Subway accidents can happen due to negligence by the subway operating organization. Think wet floors without warning signs, faulty trains, and broken, dangerous staircases. Multiply that by the number of passengers that you have to navigate in a dangerous environment and a subway accident is bound to happen sooner or later. If you have suffered injuries during a subway accident, you may be eligible for a personal injury case to claim compensation for your losses in medical bills, wages lost and personal suffering.