Queens Access-A-Ride Accident Lawyers
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Because all motor vehicles are subject to a high degree of human error, it’s possible for public transportation vehicles to become involved in a serious accident, especially if the vehicle driver is not paying attention. This is true even with Access-A-Ride vehicles, which form a unique part of the New York City public transit system.
Created by MTA New York City Transit, Access-A-Ride serves an important function for disabled Queens residents, by making public transportation more accessible. If you’re injured on one of these vehicles, however, you could sustain any number of life-threatening injuries, or suffer from an aggravation of your existing condition. At Koenigsberg & Associates Law Offices, our Access-A-Ride accident lawyers can help you pursue damages if that happens to you.
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Pursuing Compensation for Your Accident Injuries
Car accidents cause thousands of injuries for Americans every year, and here in the New York City metropolitan area, the accident rates are typically even higher. That mean Access-A-Ride drivers must be exceptionally vigilant against hazards on the road, to ensure that all their passengers are protected from physical and emotional harm.
Because Access-A-Ride allows disabled individuals to have equal access to public transportation – and receive physical assistance when needed – other drivers have a very clear responsibility to be mindful of these vehicles. No matter who caused your crash, it’s important to hold them accountable for their negligence, and seek the compensation you deserve after an accident.
Here are some of the damages you may be eligible to receive:
- Recovery for medical expenses
- Non-economic or “pain and suffering” damages
- Compensation for an exacerbated health condition
- Lost future wages
- Emotional trauma and distress
- Punitive damages for exceptional negligence, such as drunk driving
Who Is Liable for an Access-A-Ride Accident?
Like any motor vehicle accident, liability for your Access-A-Ride crash will vary depending on the unique circumstances. Because these vehicles are a part of the New York City Transit system, they are considered property of the city government, and may be subject to additional laws and regulations. Drivers must also undergo specialized training for Access-A-Ride, which means that they have a heightened duty of care to their passengers.
At Koenigsberg & Associates Law Offices, our award-winning accident lawyers in Queens are ready to help you determine who is liable for your crash. We know how difficult and overwhelming it can be to bring a personal injury claim, particularly when there are multiple parties involved in your accident. With over 20 years of legal experience, a record of getting results, and a passion for justice, our attorneys won’t back down until we can get fair compensation for your claim.
For more information about our legal services, contact us at (718) 690-3132 today. We offer free consultations.