Did You Slip, Trip, and Fall in a Brooklyn Train Station? Our Lawyers Can Help You Collect Compensation for Your Injuries
Train stations in Brooklyn are only getting more crowded as spring comes and New Yorkers begin to come out from under pandemic restrictions. With nearly 2.6 million people living in Brooklyn, and nearly 37,000 individuals per square mile, it’s one of the most densely populated areas in the country.
Where there are crowds, there are often accidents. As mass transit in Brooklyn prepares for the return of commuters and visitors, they should also prepare for trip and fall accidents. Train stations and their surrounding areas, in particular, might see an uptick in injuries as more and more people resume normal activities after over a year of restrictions.
If you suffer injuries in or around a Brooklyn train station such as the Atlantic Terminal, Flatbush Avenue, Barclays Center, or Nostrand Avenue, you might be able to collect compensation from the party responsible.
At the Law Office of Irene H. Gabo, P.C., our lawyers have experience handling all types of premises liability claims, also known as trip and fall or slip and fall cases. We work hard to ensure that if you get injured in a train station in Brooklyn, you collect the maximum amount of damages allowed.
Did Negligence Cause Your Brooklyn Train Station Accident and Injury?
To collect compensation for your trip and fall injuries, you must show that someone’s negligence caused them. What does this mean?
- Someone owed a duty to you – someone had a responsibility to keep you reasonably safe
- Someone breached that duty – they did something or failed to do something
- The breach of duty directly caused your injuries
- You suffered actual injuries
Who Might Be Liable for Negligence in a Brooklyn Train Station Accident?
In any trip and fall accident or slip and fall accident, it is often the party that owns or controls (or both) that is responsible for the injuries that result. In a premises liability claim resulting from injuries in a Brooklyn train station, one or more of the following parties may be responsible for paying compensation to the injured victim:
- The owner of the station
- The manager of the station
- The owner or manager of a business in or around the train station
- A company hired to repair or maintain equipment and fixtures in the station
- The manufacturer of objects or equipment that cause injury
- A vendor
- Other commuters
- A company hired to perform security functions
- A company hired to keep the station clean
- Employees of the train station
- A municipality or government agency
The exact circumstances of your accident and injury will determine who might be responsible for paying you compensation. Call the Law Office of Irene H. Gabo, P.C. to find out how we can help make this determination and seek damages from all appropriate parties.
How Can Trip and Fall Accidents Occur in Brooklyn Train Stations?
Injuries occur in train stations just like they do elsewhere. Crowded stairways, escalators, and platforms make it easy to get jostled, lose your balance, and fall. But there are other ways that people suffer slip and fall accidents. How do people suffer slip and fall injuries in train stations in Brooklyn? Here are some examples:
- Tripping over debris or slipping on something left on the floor that should have been cleaned up, such as food, garbage, or water
- Falling downstairs that are cracked, uneven, or slippery
- Getting hurt on an escalator that is not working properly or is slippery
- Falling because of dim or broken lighting in the station
- Getting hurt in a crowded situation that should have been controlled by security
- Getting assaulted by an employee, vendor, or commuter because of a lack of adequate security measures
- Falling or getting pushed onto the train tracks because of inadequate safety measures, crowded platforms, slippery conditions, or an intentional act
In any of these situations, someone might have been negligent and, therefore, legally responsible for paying compensation for the injuries that result. Determining who might be negligent requires the resources, skills, and experience of our Brooklyn train station slip and fall lawyers at the Law Office of Irene H. Gabo, P.C.
What Types of Injuries Occur in Brooklyn Train Station Trip and Fall Accidents?
Injuries that result from trip and fall accidents and slip and fall accidents in train stations in Brooklyn can range from minor to fatal. Common injuries include:
- Broken bones, especially the wrist, arm, elbow, and ankle
- Head and neck injuries
- Facial injuries and disfigurement
- Back injuries
- Traumatic brain injuries (TBI)
These injuries can result in the need for surgery, physical therapy, and pain medications. Treatment of some of the more severe injuries might require assistive medical devices, renovations to a home to accommodate a disability, and a lifetime of physical therapy and pain management. Others can cause chronic problems such as headaches, dizziness, memory loss, impaired mobility, and tinnitus.
Injuries after a slip and fall accident are not just physical. Many people become anxious, depressed, and suffer severe stress. Some of these emotional injuries are related to the accident and physical injuries. Others might result from the adverse financial impact that trip and fall injuries often have on the victim.
How Much is My Brooklyn Train Station Injury Case Worth?
Every case is different, and there are no guarantees regarding what you might collect from the negligent party. However, by filing a claim with their insurance company or a lawsuit, you might be eligible to collect compensation for:
- Doctor’s bills
- Physical therapy bills
- Occupational therapy bills
- The cost of your medications
- Hospital bills
- Lost wages from missing work due to your injuries
- Lost future income if you can’t return to your job because of your injuries
- Pain and suffering
- Emotional distress caused by your accident and injuries
We want you to understand your options after getting injured in a Brooklyn train station. Whether you wish to negotiate a claim with an insurance company or file a lawsuit, you should always have strong representation, ensuring you collect an amount that is fair and commensurate with your injuries.
How Much Time Do I Have to File a Claim?
New York has time limits that apply to all personal injury claims. If you don’t file your claim on time, you risk forfeiting the right to collect damages.
When dealing with municipalities and government entities, there is a very short window – 90 days – to file a notice of claim. With other defendants, you may have 3 years to file a claim. We can’t know how much time you have until we get the facts of your accident and injuries, such as when and where it occurred.
Call the Law Office of Irene H. Gabo, P.C. today to protect your legal right to collect damages.
Let Our Lawyers Help If You Have Suffered an Injury in a Brooklyn Train Station
Did you suffer an injury in the Atlantic Terminal, Barclays Center station, Nostrand Avenue or other Brooklyn station? If the answer is yes, you might be entitled to significant compensation.
At the Law Office of Irene H. Gabo, P.C., we work tirelessly to ensure that our clients obtain the maximum damages allowed by law. We can do the same for you. Call today at 800-560-0214 to schedule your free case evaluation.