Subway Accidents

Subway Accident Lawyer in New York City

NYC Subway Accident Attorneys Who Will Fight to Get You Compensated for Your Injuries

At first glance, a subway is simple — it’s a train that runs through a tunnel. Most of the time, the train consists of several connecting cars that contain durable seats, as well as poles and straps for people to hold onto when the train is full. But a subway also requires several other systems that riders cannot always see. In some subway systems, the trains themselves are extremely complex. Unfortunately, the features that make subway systems stand out the most are also the factors which contribute significantly to accidents and serious injuries to passengers.

Call Proner & Proner After a New York Subway Accident

The number of NYC subway stations, the aging infrastructure, and the volume of passengers (more than six million on some days) create conditions that lend themselves to accidents and injuries. When those injuries are the result of another person’s negligence, victims should find out whether they are eligible to seek compensation. Schedule a free initial consultation at the experienced motor vehicle accident law firm of Proner & Proner to discuss your case and to learn how the firm builds strong cases seeking maximum compensation on behalf of clients. Call us today or fill out the online contact form to get started.

Causes of Subway Accidents in NYC

If you were injured while riding the subway in New York City, you owe it to yourself to get sound legal advice about your legal options. Attorney Mitchell Proner understands the challenges of filing claims and lawsuits against public agencies such as the MTA and other negligent parties. He represents clients after they were injured because of:

  • Poor maintenance on subway cars
  • Damaged or crumbling stairs and platforms
  • Malfunctions to escalators and elevators
  • Drivers under the influence of alcohol or drugs
  • Slippery floors and platforms
  • Broken or weak handrails on stairs
  • Damaged or malfunctioning emergency equipment
  • Doors closing on passengers

When Attorney Proner can show that such incidents were the result of negligence, the injured person may be able to file a personal injury claim in pursuit of compensation for medical and surgical bills, income loss, therapy and rehab, and pain and suffering. He also files wrongful death claims on behalf of those whose loved one died in a subway accident.

Call a Qualified NYC Subway Attorney for a Free Initial Consultation About Your Accident Claim

Subway accidents can result in catastrophic damage to passengers, such as head and brain injuries, broken bones, lacerations, and internal injuries. One of the factors in a personal injury lawsuit is the extent to which the injuries affected your life. Attorney Proner works with medical experts and economists to translate a client’s losses and damages into a dollar amount. This ensures that clients who win claims after NYC subway accidents receive the full amount of compensation available under the law.

If you were injured in a subway accident in Manhattan or anywhere else in New York, call Proner & Proner now for a free initial consultation. You may also fill out the online contact form.

Attorney Mitchell Proner serves clients throughout New York State and Connecticut. He also handles cases throughout the United States.


Last year we recovered over $15 million for our clients. With that money, our clients are able to pay their medical bills. They are getting their lives back on track after serious injuries and they are holding to account the people who wrongfully injured them.


$1,100,000.00 - Female, 35: Motorcyclist hit by oncoming traffic

Our client was riding on the back of a motorcycle going south when the defendant heading north made a left hand turn in front of the client, causing the accident.
Injuries: Fractured left leg which required surgery

We understand motorcyclists because we ride


$5,100,000.00 - Female, 43: Cyclist hit by truck

Our client was riding her bicycle when a truck was turning and came up onto the sidewalk. Our client went to back up and the truck struck her.
Injuries: Catastrophic injuries to entire right side of body below the waist resulting in amputation of the right leg and hind quarter; bladder rupture; multiple rib and spinal fractures.

$3,500,000.00 - Female, 33: Serious personal injury

Our client fell down the stairs and was knocked unconscious at a New York City
subway station.
Injuries: Fractured skull, subsequent seizure disorder.

$4,300,000.00 - Male, 63: Pedestrian hit by bus

Our client was crossing a street when a bus hit a car and the car spun and hit him.
Injuries: Traumatic brain injury; fractured shoulder.

$750,000.00 - Male, 35: Workers' compensation

Our client was changing a pump strainer on a hot air furnace when he stepped on a board and fell through the ceiling.
Injuries: Herniated disc which required surgery.