Written by attorney Stuart C. Dimartini

New York Personal Injury Claims against Mass Transit Authorities

  • In order to assert an injury claims against public mass transit authority, New York law requires that a Notice of Claim be served against the particular entity involved.

  • Depending upon the public transit authority concerned, the time to file a Notice of Claim may vary.

  • In addition, the time within which to start a lawsuit against a public entity can also vary. In some cases, the statute of limitations can be as short as one year from the date of the accident.

  • Some of the public entities that require a Notice of Claim include: o The City of New York o New York City Transit Authority (NYCTA) o Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) o Long Island Rail Road (LIRR) o Metro-North Railroad o Manhattan and Bronx Surface Transit Operating Authority (MaBSTOA) o Port Authority of New York and New Jersey o Triborough Bridge and Tunnel Authority (TBTA)

  • * The information provided herein is only meant to be illustrative in nature. There are many requirements and exceptions, such as for infancy or disability, that may affect filing deadlines. Also, laws are subject to change. It is, therefore, critical to speak to an experienced personal injury lawyer before attempting to determine the particular claim requirements or statute of limitations that might apply to your particular case.

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