Subway Accidents in Florida | What You Should Know

Subway Accidents in Florida | What You Should Know

If you live in Florida, there is a very good chance you’ve used the Metrorail in the past, or perhaps even every day on your way to work. In most cases, we do not consider the subway to be particularly dangerous, however, subway accidents do occur at times, and if you’ve been hurt in one, you should strongly consider speaking with a knowledgeable Florida personal injury attorney who can work to recover the compensation you need. Here are some of the questions you may have regarding subway accidents and how our firm can assist you:

What are the most common causes of subway accidents?

Subway accidents can occur for several reasons. Some of the most common causes of subway accidents are as follows:

  • Dangerous subway platforms causing trip/slip and falls
  • Derailments
  • Defective subway doors
  • Sudden stops
  • Electrical malfunctions
  • Obstructed walkways
  • Collisions
  • Inadequate security, allowing crimes to occur
  • Malfunctioning escalators
  • Turnstyle injuries
  • Careless operators

What should I do if I’m hurt in a subway accident?

If you are hurt in a subway accident, there is a very good chance that you are not the only one. After a subway accident, it is critical that you speak with any other passengers who witnessed the accident and obtain their contact information so they may corroborate your personal injury claim at a later date. You should also take additional steps to document the accident, such as calling the police, receiving medical treatment, taking pictures or videos of the accident and its aftermath, and more. You must also hire a knowledgeable Florida personal injury attorney who can work to uncover all additional evidence needed to satisfy the burden of proof in your personal injury claim.

To learn more about the type of medical care you should receive after an accident, simply click the video below.

What is a Notice of Claim?

While the statute of limitations for personal injury claims is generally four years in Florida, if you’ve been injured on the Metrorail, you will have far less time to file a Notice of Claim. Waiting too long will most likely permanently bar you from suing. That being said, the sooner you speak with our firm, the sooner we can begin your claim and ensure that you do not miss any important deadlines. We can assist you today–all you have to do is pick up the phone and give us a call.

Contact our experienced Orlando firm

Our firm understands the repercussions of a serious accident. If you are injured due to another party’s negligence, you should not have to fight the uphill battle for financial compensation on your own. When you hire one of our attorneys, you are hiring a devoted, caring, and aggressive attorney who will tenaciously fight for your rights. If you or someone you know was injured in an accident and wishes to schedule a consultation, please do not hesitate to contact Attorney Schmitt of the Florida Personal Injury Law Team today.

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