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Mass Transit Accidents

Mass Transit Accident Lawyer in Suffolk, Nassau and Throughout NYC

Understanding the challenge of fighting city hall in a mass transit accident

According to New York’s Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA), its system of buses, subways and railroads provides 2.63 billion trips annually to riders in New York City, making it by far the largest mass transit system in the United States. At the Suffolk law firm of Birzon, Strang, and Associates, we appreciate the difficulty and logistics of moving people across Long Island and the five boroughs each day. We also know that the LIRR and others who run mass transit operations, such as the MTA and the Port Authority, have a responsibility for the safety of their passengers.

If you or a family member has been injured in a train, subway, bus or Long Island ferry accident, it is important that you contact an experienced mass transit accident attorney right away. Why? The statute of limitations on governmental entities requires that a notice of claim must be filed within 60 to 90 days of the date of your accident. Failure to do so will cause your claim to be barred, no matter how catastrophic your injury. A Mass Transit Accident Lawyer from our law firm is experienced in handling mass transportation accident cases or all kinds in New York State, Suffolk, Nassau, LI and the surrounding areas.

When a Birzon, Strang, and Associates, personal injury lawyer works for you, you can be assured that we will take care of the details that are critical in filing a successful claim whether you are a New York resident, a tri-state area commuter, a tourist or a visitor. We are tough negotiators and trial-tested courtroom veterans dedicated to getting you the greatest possible compensation for your mass transit personal injury, including:

  • Subway accident injuries
  • Bus accident injuries
  • Train accident injuries
  • Airplane & Aircraft Accidents
  • Boating & Ferry Accidents
  • Taxi Cab, Uber, Limousine, & Car Service Accidents
  • Subway accidents

With millions of riders daily and about 1000 miles of passenger service track, the LIRR and New York City subway system is one of the largest in the world. When an accident occurs because of the negligence of a subway employee or engineer or because of faulty equipment, poor security measures or badly maintained stations or tracks, the LIRR, New York City Transit Authority, the MTA and/or other entities may be liable for your injuries. Our Suffolk subway accident attorneys can help you with injuries caused by:

  • Subway crash
  • Electrocution
  • Slip and fall or trip and fall
  • Defective doors that crush or break limbs
  • Negligent security that leads to rape or assault
  • Bus accidents

With the thousands of Suffolk, Nassau, and New York City and other mass transit buses on the road, it is inevitable that accidents happen. Our Suffolk and Nassau bus accident attorneys are experienced in helping those who have been injured in bus accidents — not only on Suffolk County Transit Buses and Nassau Inter County Bus Express (NICE) but also New York City’s MTA.
Bus accident injuries may occur because of:

  • Poor bus maintenance
  • Faulty brakes, tires or other equipment
  • Driver fatigue
  • Driver negligence
  • Slip and falls
  • Trip and falls

Nearly one-third of bus accidents include collisions with passenger cars, trucks or other vehicles. If you have been involved in a bus crash, our Suffolk motor vehicle accident attorney can help. If you have been hit by a bus while waiting at the bus stop or while walking down or crossing the street, please contact a Birzon, Strang, and Associates pedestrian accident lawyer.
The Birzon, Strang, and Associates Law Firm has served thousands of Long Island accident victims and their families, throughout our local Smithtown community where our office has been located for over Thirty (30) years.

  • Hauppauge, NY
  • Lake Grove, NY
  • Brentwood, NY
  • Nesconset, NY
  • Central Islip, NY
  • Stony Brook, NY
  • Saint James, NY
  • Commack, NY
  • East Northport, NY
  • Kings Park, NY
  • Centereach, NY
  • Holbrook, NY
  • Lake Ronkonkoma, NY
  • Ronkonkoma, NY
  • Elwood, NY

Railroad accidents

The Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) Office of Safety Analysis reports that there were nearly 2,000 railroad accidents in 2011, including 58 in New York. The causes of the most severe injuries and fatalities include derailments and trains striking pedestrians and motor vehicles at grade crossings.
At the personal injury law firm of Birzon, Strang, and Associates, we have helped railroad accident victims and their families throughout New York receive just compensation for their injuries or the wrongful death of a family member on the LIRR, Amtrak, Metro North and other railroad lines.

To learn more, please call us at 631-265-6300 for a free consultation.

If you have been injured in a mass transportation accident, contact us for immediate legal help

You have a limited amount of time to file a notice of claim against a government-run transportation entity. To discuss your case, please contact an experienced personal injury attorney at Birzon, Strang, and Associates, to schedule a free consultation. You may also call us at 631-265-6300. We can arrange to meet you at your home or hospital, if necessary.

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  • "“I was recently in a very bad motorcycle accident, I was recommended to Barrie from a close friends mother and am very glad I was. Since the day of my call to Barrie she was committed to helping me in every aspect of the process, and any question that me or my entire family had. She got me the first part of my settlement very fast, and when the insurance companies tried to fight the second part she was relentless on getting me what I was needed. Furthermore she was successful on me getting the entire settlement and kept me up to date the entire time the process went on. She is self-less, attentive, easy to communicate with, easy to get in contact with, and was respectfully aggressive to get what I the client needed. I will highly recommend her to anyone that needs a lawyer. I am very grateful for her.”"  -Jesse

  • "“From the minute I met Barrie Bazarsky following my car accident, I knew I found the right lawyer! She is experienced, professional, strong and compassionate. Her communication is excellent as she kept me informed through the entire process, and returns phone calls almost immediately. She will leave no stone unturned, and is truly dedicated to her clients. I can’t thank her enough for relieving the stress during a very difficult time for me and my family. Look no further, Barrie is brilliant and a winner!”"  -Kathleen

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