Access-A-Ride is a transportation service provided by the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) for individuals with disabilities who are unable to use public transit. While Access-A-Ride provides a vital service to thousands of New Yorkers, accidents can and do happen. In this blog post, we will discuss the common causes of Access-A-Ride accidents, who may be liable, and steps you can take if you have been involved in an accident.

Causes of Access-A-Ride Accidents

Access-A-Ride accidents can occur for a variety of reasons, including:

1. Driver error: Access-A-Ride drivers may make mistakes such as speeding, running red lights, or failing to yield the right of way.

2. Poor vehicle maintenance: Access-A-Ride vehicles are required to undergo regular maintenance to ensure they are in safe working condition. However, if a vehicle is not properly maintained, it can lead to an accident.

3. Other drivers: Access-A-Ride vehicles share the road with other drivers who may be distracted, intoxicated, or driving recklessly.

Who Is Liable for Access-A-Ride Accidents?

Determining liability in an Access-A-Ride accident can be complex. In some cases, the driver may be at fault. In other cases, the MTA may be liable for failing to properly maintain the vehicle or train the driver. It is also possible for other drivers on the road to be at fault.

Steps to Take if You Have Been Involved in an Access-A-Ride Accident

If you have been involved in an Access-A-Ride accident, there are several steps you should take:

1. Seek medical attention: Your health and well-being should be your top priority. Seek medical attention immediately, even if you feel fine.

2. Report the accident: Notify the Access-A-Ride driver of the accident and call the police to report the incident.

3. Gather information: Get the names and contact information of any witnesses, take photos of the accident scene, and get the driver’s name and contact information.

4. Contact an attorney: An experienced personal injury attorney can help you understand your legal rights and pursue compensation for your injuries, medical bills, and other damages.

Access-A-Ride accidents can be devastating, but understanding the common causes of these accidents, who may be liable, and what steps to take if you are involved in an accident can help you protect your rights and get the compensation you deserve. If you have been injured in an Access-A-Ride accident, contact Koenigsberg & Associates Law Offices today to schedule a free consultation with an experienced personal injury attorney.

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