Skilled Lawyers for Transit Accidents in the Bronx
What to do if you are injured in a public transit accident
If you are injured while on a bus, subway car, or train in NYC, you must file a no-fault claim with the New York City Transit Authority (NYCTA) and its parent agency, the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA), within 30 days of the accident in order to have medical bills paid and loss of earnings compensated.
Pursuant to no-fault law, up to $50,000 in no-fault benefits goes toward the following:
- Medical treatment and related services: Your physician or healthcare provider must file the claim within 45 days of providing you with treatment.
- Lost wages: If you are left temporarily unable to work, you can receive up to $2,000 per month, depending on your lost income, for no more than three years from when the accident occurred.
- Other expenses: For additional expenses that you incur due to your inability to perform activities such as laundry or housework, you can receive up to $25 per day for up to one year.
- Death benefits: If you lose a loved one in a public transit accident in the Bronx, you can receive a payment of $2,000.
Whether you are seeking no-fault coverage from the NYCTA/ MTA or filing an injury lawsuit for your serious injury, you need an attorney who understands the complexities of public transit accident laws and regulations. Jason Shapiro, founder of Shapiro Law Offices, PLLC, discusses in his textbook, The Lawyers' Guide to Personal Injury Law, the many facets involved in properly handling municipal accident cases. Shapiro Law Offices, PLLC has shown its level of expertise in this field over the years.