New York Personal Injury Attorneys Litigate Transportation Accidents

Established law firm represents victims of negligence throughout New York

Barasch McGarry Salzman & Penson is a nationally recognized personal injury law firm dedicated to securing justice for seriously injured clients. Much of our work in the metropolitan area of New York, New Jersey and Connecticut deals with transportation accidents. If you are a passenger or a bystander who has been injured by some mode of transportation, our knowledgeable and dedicated attorneys are prepared to assist you. We capably manage injury cases arising from any type of transportation accident, including:

  • Vehicle collisions
  • Train derailments
  • Slips and falls
  • Defective infrastructure
  • Electric shock and electrocution

Our legal team has more than 100 years of combined experience, managing thousands of cases and delivering numerous multi-million-dollar verdicts and settlements on behalf of our clients.

Robust resources to challenge major transportation entities

You may not realize it every time you swipe your fare card, but the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) is North America's largest transportation network, serving 15.2 million passengers. Though the MTA is centered in New York City, its assets extend into Long Island, southeastern New York State, and Connecticut. The MTA controls and manages subway lines, buses, trains, bridges and tunnels. An entity of this size faces enormous potential liability every day of operation. Therefore, the MTA has very deep legal resources with skilled attorneys determined to settle your case for the least amount possible. Fortunately, our firm can match major government agencies and large corporations in resources, skill and determination.

As large as it is, the MTA is not the only government entity that controls transportation services and infrastructure. Other entities include:

  • Long Island Railroad
  • Metro-North Railroad
  • New Jersey Transit
  • Port Authority Trans-Hudson (PATH)
  • NYC Department of Transportation

There are also numerous private companies that provide transportation services, including bus lines, taxicabs, limousines, rideshares, commuter vans, paratransit vehicles (ambulettes), and ferries.

Let our experience expedite your transportation accident case

Results in personal injury cases often depend on a clear answer to a simple question: Who is responsible? With transportation accidents in greater New York, there are often layers and layers of bureaucracy to navigate. There are abrupt deadlines for suing government agencies, and unless you provide notice to the correct department of a particular agency, your action could be denied. There might also be questions about whether an agency that regulates a mode of transportation but doesn’t directly control it can be joined as a defendant in a lawsuit.  When you retain our firm, you get the benefit of our vast experience. We know how to push your case forward, identify the responsible parties, and hold them accountable for the maximum amount possible under the facts of your case.

Contact our NYC transit accident lawyers for a free consultation

Trust your transportation accident case to a reputable law firm with a long history of success. To speak with a knowledgeable and concerned attorney at no charge, call Barasch McGarry Salzman & Penson at 844.302.8312 or contact us online. We are determined to make a difference in your case and in your life.