What You Should Know About Subway Accidents

Unfortunately, accidents can happen anywhere; subways are not an exception. It is possible for injuries to be sustained on a subway. To be better prepared for a worst-case scenario, you should create a plan of action if you were to get into a subway accident. Continue reading to discover some of the most commonly asked questions regarding subway accidents. Reach out to our firm today to learn your options for opening a personal injury claim in Connecticut. Our experienced personal injury lawyers are here to walk you through this process and achieve the compensation you deserve for your damages.

What are the most common causes of subway accidents?

Hazardous environments can lead to serious subway accidents. The most common causes of subway accidents often include negligence. The following causes of subway accidents are common in Connecticut:

  • Electrocutions
  • Improper maintenance
  • Defective stairs
  • Improper operation
  • Defective platforms
  • Improperly functioning subway doors
  • Poor subway security
  • Obstructed walkways
  • Improper design

What should I do following a subway accident?

Having a plan after being involved in a subway accident can make a difference in a stressful situation. Follow the below steps after being involved in an accident to protect yourself and set yourself up for a successful personal injury claim in the future:

  • An employee of the subway should make a report of the accident including the condition they found you in, how the accident occurred, and the location of the accident.
  • The employee should also alert the police and an ambulance if necessary.
  • Seek medical attention immediately to treat any injuries you sustained.
  • Collect any corresponding medical documents that should state the date, time, and severity of your issues.
  • Take photos of the scene and any injuries.
  • Collect any witnesses’ contact information.
  • Collect a copy of the report.
  • Reach out to an experienced personal injury attorney to discuss your options for compensation.

What is the statute of limitations for subway accidents in Connecticut?

The statute of limitations is two years to file a personal injury claim in Connecticut. To avoid being barred from suing, you should take legal action within two years of your accident. With the assistance of an experienced personal injury attorney, you should take legal action as soon as possible. Reach out to our firm today to schedule an initial consultation. We will fight for the compensation you deserve to heal properly. 

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