Be Cautious When Using the Subway
In New York City, subway accidents are extremely common as a result of being jerked around by the train or slipping while walking on the train platform. Oftentimes, incidents that occur in the subway may result in broken bones, a Traumatic Brain Injury, or even death. If you or someone you love has been injured in the MTA subway system, it is important to contact an experienced personal injury attorney that may fight for the compensation the law provides.
Here are some common injuries that occur as a result of a subway accident.
Spine and Neck Injuries
Many subway injuries occur as a result of a fall due to a slippery surface or a sudden jolt by the train. When this happens, a person may suffer damage to his or her soft tissue, disks, or spinal cord. Injuries to the spine and neck can have serious long-term consequences.
Broken Arm, Hip, or Leg
A slip, trip, or fall can often result in broken bones. A broken hip can require extensive medical treatment in a rehabilitation facility, while a broken arm or leg can require surgery to set the bone in order to ensure that it heals properly. This may require a person to be out of work for an extended period of time.
Traumatic Brain Injury
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Traumatic Brain Injuries affect 1.7 million people each year. In addition, there are over 50,000 deaths and 282,000 hospitalizations each year that are related to TBIs. According to the Mayo Clinic, a Traumatic Brain Injury occurs when the skull is penetrated as a result of a blow to the head. Currently, the leading cause of TBIs is slip and fall accidents. This accounts for 40% of TBIs. On the subway, a person may sustain a TBI as a result of being knocked into by another rider or a sudden stop by the train that causes them to fall.
If you or a loved one has been injured in the New York City subway as a result of someone else’s negligence, contact a Brooklyn personal injury attorney who is experienced in gathering complex evidence to support your claim. Goldberg Sager & Associates is experienced in dealing with all types of personal injury claims and is dedicated to helping clients achieve the best possible outcome for their case. Contact the Brooklyn personal injury lawyers at Goldberg Sager & Associates at (347) 497-3245 for a free phone consultation.