What You Should Know About Subway Accidents in Texas

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The best way to be prepared is to be aware. There are many factors that can contribute to a subway accident in Texas. Continue reading to discover the best route for you to take after being involved in a subway accident. If you have been injured in a subway accident, reach out to an experienced subway accidents attorney to understand your options and to receive the compensation you deserve. Contact our firm today to discuss what we can do for you.

What are the most common causes of subway accidents in Texas?

Failure to keep up with maintenance creates a hazardous environment in public transportation. Most factors that contribute to subway accidents in Texas are caused by negligence. The most common causes of subway accidents in Texas are as follows:

  • Improper maintenance
  • Improper operation
  • Improper design
  • Poor subway security
  • Obstructed walkways
  • Electrocutions
  • Improperly functioning subway doors
  • Defective stairs
  • Defective platforms

What should I do following a subway accident?

Take the following steps after being involved in a subway accident to protect yourself and your future:

  • First, get the attention of a subway employee who will create a report regarding the incident. They should also alert the authorities. The police should arrive on the scene with any appropriate medical assistance.
  • Once the employee begins their report, they must log the condition they found you in, how the accident occurred, and the location of the accident.
  • As soon as an ambulance arrives on the scene, seek medical attention immediately.
  • Be sure to collect all medical documentation from your treatment.
  • Photos and videos of the accident should be taken.
  • Collect any witnesses’ information.
  • The subway employee should supply you with a copy of the report created. Do not leave the scene without this document.
  • Reach out to an experienced personal injury attorney to discuss your options for compensation.

What is the statute of limitations for subway accidents in Texas?

The statute of limitations for personal injury claims in Texas is two years. This means that you will have two years to take legal action to receive compensation for your injuries. You should take immediate action regarding this incident to avoid being barred from suing after two years. Contact an experienced personal injury attorney today to discuss the best options for you and your situation. Reach out to our firm today to schedule an initial consultation. 

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