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MTA Accidents – New York City Accident Attorney Who Delivers Results

NYC MTA accident lawyers at Jonathan C. Reiter Law Firm, PLLC thoroughly investigate every accident

Accidents involving buses, subways, trains and other forms of mass transit operated by the MTA in New York City can be extremely complicated. When mass transit accidents happen in New York, injury victims and the families of people killed in MTA accidents face a wide range of legal issues.

Make sure you protect your rights. Contact MTA accident lawyer Jonathan C. Reiter. Located in Manhattan and serving clients throughout New York, Jonathan C. Reiter and his experienced team of lawyers and researchers have dedicated their careers to helping people just like you. Call (212) 736-0979 and schedule a free consultation today.

Our lawyers take our responsibilities as your New York MTA accident attorney very seriously. This means we will exhaust all possible means to ensure you receive a settlement that compensates for your past and future medical expenses and financial hardship.

What is the MTA in New York City?

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) is a public corporation responsible for overseeing various forms of public transportation in the greater New York City area. The MTA oversees the following forms of mass transit in New York:

  • New York City subways
  • New York City buses
  • Long Island Railroad
  • Metro-North Railroad
  • Seven MTA bridges:
    • Bronx-Whitestone Bridge
    • Cross Bay Veterans Memorial Bridge
    • Henry Hudson Bridge
    • Marine Parkway-Gil Hodges Memorial Bridge on Rockaway Peninsula
    • Robert F. Kennedy Triborough Bridge
    • Throgs Neck Bridge
    • Verrazano-Narrows Bridge
  • Two MTA tunnels:
    • Brooklyn-Battery Hugh L. Carey Tunnel
    • Queens Midtown Tunnel

What are the common causes of MTA accidents?

MTA accidents happen for a wide range of reasons. Some of the most common causes include:

  • Operator error – Fatigued drivers, distracted drivers and inexperienced drivers may cause bus, train and subway accidents.
  • Excessive speed – Trains, buses and subways traveling too fast may crash into other vehicles or pedestrians, possibly resulting in severe injuries and fatalities.
  • Mechanical defects – Problems with train engines and buses, including defective parts, are linked to some serious accidents.
  • Poor maintenance – Buses, trains and subways need to be properly maintained to keep the public safe.

Who investigates MTA accidents in New York?

The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) investigates most MTA accidents. Other government agencies also frequently conduct their own investigations, including the MTA itself. Local and state investigators and police officers also may take part in these investigations.

No matter who’s investigating your accident, it’s important to have someone on your side familiar with MTA accidents – an aggressive attorney looking out for your best interests. That’s why people throughout New York regularly hire us. We have years of experience and are well-versed in New York’s transportation laws and consistently deliver results.

Why should I hire New York MTA accident lawyer Jonathan C. Reiter?

With over 30 years of experience in personal injury law, attorney Reiter has the background clients need to handle the most complex accident cases. At Jonathan C. Reiter Law Firm, PLLC , you can expect to receive one-on-one attention and unrelenting representation and dedication.

We consistently gather information about train accidents because we know what evidence to look for to support claims, and we know what questions to ask. We’re also familiar with the wide range of rules and regulations governing train accidents in the United States.

Most important, we consistently obtain sizable verdicts and settlements for MTA accident injury victims and the families of people killed in MTA accidents. These case results include:

  • $1 million settlement for a New York City subway accident injury victim
  • $875,000 verdict for a New York City bus accident injury victim
  • $600,000 settlement for a Long Island Railroad accident injury victim

Make your case matter. Contact us. We fight for MTA accident victims.

We’re willing to do whatever it takes within ethical and legal bounds to help you get the compensation you rightfully deserve. Remember, you didn’t do anything wrong. Your family shouldn’t have to suffer because of someone else’s mistakes. Take back control. Contact Jonathan C. Reiter Law Firm, PLLC, today.

When you contact us, you’ll notice the difference right away. We’ll take the time to learn about your case. We listen. And we’ll communicate directly with you throughout the legal process. We will keep you informed and consult with you every step of the way. We’re on the same team.

Give your case an edge. Contact us. Call (212) 736-0979 and schedule a free consultation. We’re conveniently located in The Empire State Building in Manhattan. Best of all, you only pay us if we win. That’s because we work on a contingency fee basis. It’s that simple.

Jonathan C. Reiter Law Firm, PLLC – the name you can trust to make things right.


Manhattan Medical Malpractice Info Center

Lenox Hill Hospital

A 652-bed teaching hospital, Lenox Hill Hospital is located in the Lenox Hill neighborhood at 100 E. 77th Street. This 652-bed on the Upper East Side of Manhattan serves mostly patients from Manhattan, but other patients are admitted from Brooklyn, Bronx, Queens, Long Island and throughout the tri-state region. Anyone who suspects negligence after treatment should speak with an experienced attorney immediately.


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Bellevue Hospital Center

Bellevue Hospital Center at 462 1st Avenue has 828 beds and experiences 115,797 emergency room visits each year. Bellevue had a higher rate of infections compared to hospitals in other states, according to a New York State Department of Health Report in 2009. Anyone who is injured by the negligence of a doctor or nurse at this Manhattan hospital, the oldest in the United States, will need an experienced attorney with experience and resources needed to take aggressive action.


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New York Presbyterian-Lower Manhattan Hospital

Lower Manhattan Hospital at 170 William Street in New York is one of the main campuses of New York-Presbyterian Hospital. This hospital, with 170 beds, provides a range of inpatient and outpatient services. According to an article in the New York Post, New York-Presbyterian scored 18 percent below average for patient safety in a ranking of hospitals by Consumer Reports magazine. Patients who suspect medical malpractice should not hesitate to arrange a consultation with a New York City attorney who can investigate and hold the negligent medical care provider accountable.


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Mount Sinai Beth Israel

The main hospital known as the Petrie Division is located at First Avenue and 16th Street. But Mount Sinai Beth Israel has other campuses, including Phillips Ambulatory Care Center at Union Square. Mount Sinai Beth Israel is a teaching hospital with 1,368 beds. If you suffered any form of negligence while being treated at Mount Sinai Beth Israel, take action immediately to protect your rights.


Manhattan Medical Malpractice Info Center

Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center

Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center at 1275 York Avenue in Manhattan provides cancer care to patients. The hospital is composed of two institutions: Memorial Hospital for Cancer and Allied Diseases, which provides patient care, and the Sloan Kettering Institute, which is focused on research. Patients who suspect a failure to diagnose cancer or some other type of hospital negligence can contact a lawyer to discuss options.


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Mount Sinai Hospital

Mount Sinai Hospital at One Gustave L. Levy Place is a 1,048-bed facility founded in 1852. It is one of the oldest and largest teaching hospitals in the country. Consumer Reports rated Mount Sinai 31 percent below average for patient safety. If you or a loved one was a victim of medical malpractice at any Manhattan hospital, don’t wait to contact an attorney to find out if you have a case. You may be entitled to compensation.


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St. Luke’s-Roosevelt Hospital Center

St. Luke’s Roosevelt Hospital Center at 1111 Amsterdam Avenue was ranked No. 14 out of the 30 worst hospitals for patient safety, as identified by Consumer Reports. The magazine examined four key measures of patient safety: hospital-acquired infections, readmissions and the quality of communication between staff and patients in regard to medications and discharge planning.


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New York-Presbyterian/ Columbia University Medical Center

New York-Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical Center at 630 West 168th Street was described by a lawmaker as having “horrendous conditions.” Emergency room wait times last an average of 85 minutes, which rank among New York’s 10 worst. Any patient who was treated at the 995-bed hospital in Washington Heights and suspects negligence should not hesitate to speak with an attorney for a free consultation.


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Harlem Hospital Center

Harlem Hospital Center at 506 Malcolm X Blvd. received a 20 on a 1-to-100 scale gauging patient safety by Consumer Reports. The hospital received the second worst score in the nation, according to a New York Post report. Harlem Hospital told Consumer Reports it needs to improve in some areas, according to the Post. The hospital is a general medical and surgical hospital with 272 beds.