Jersey City is a major transportation hub for commuters heading for New York City. Every day, millions use the PATH train system to go to work and come home. With so many people coming and going, there are bound to be accidents such as platform obstructions, hazardous situations, and overcrowding that could lead to someone falling.
If you were injured in a railway or subway platform accident, you’re going to need an experienced personal injury lawyer to recover your losses. For more than 26 years, Jersey City law firm the Law Offices of Anthony Carbone has been handling railway platform accidents throughout New Jersey. We know how dangerous these areas can be and we will not rest until we get the compensation that you deserve.
Common Railway/Subway Platform Accidents
With so many people running in and out of these commuter trains, it’s no wonder there aren’t more accidents. Some of the most common accidents that happen on the PATH include:
- Slip, trip, and falls
- Train door injuries
- Turnstile injuries
- Criminal activities such as robberies or assaults
- Hazardous conditions caused by mechanical work
- Overcrowding issues
Who is Responsible for My Platform Accident?
Unlike a typical premises liability accident, where the owner of the property is responsible for your injuries, the responsible party for a railway or subway platform accident will be the government agency.
This makes your case a little more difficult – there are certain procedures that you need to follow, such as a time limit to submit the claim. The agency may claim that the accident is your fault and this is why it is so important to have your case properly handled by a lawyer who has experience in these types of cases.
If you had an accident on a PATH platform, don’t delay. Contact the Law Offices of Anthony Carbone today for a free consultation. We’re only blocks away from the Journal Square PATH station.