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New-York-Subway1As New York City subway accident attorneys, we have seen our fair share of transit-related incidents. But the recent derailment of the Manhattan-bound F train in Brooklyn, following closely on the heels of another derailment on the Upper West Side, raises serious concerns about passenger safety and infrastructure integrity in our city’s subway system.

On Wednesday afternoon, a subway train derailed in Brooklyn – the second such incident in New York City in less than a week. This incident involved the F train going off the elevated tracks between West Eighth Street and Neptune Avenue stations in Coney Island. Remarkably, no injuries were reported among the 34 passengers and three crew members onboard.

While officials, including Richard Davey, president of New York City Transit, are investigating the cause, early speculation suggests issues with the track itself, such as unevenness or a break. This is particularly concerning given that the tracks had been inspected as recently as November, with no issues flagged.

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Our subway accident lawyer investigating a caseThe recent derailment of two 1 trains near the 96th Street subway station on Manhattan’s Upper West Side is a reminder of the unexpected dangers lurking in our daily commutes. As subway and train accident lawyers, we have seen firsthand the impact these accidents have on individuals and communities. Indeed our team recently obtained a $20 million settlement for a young woman who suffered injuries in a train accident.

On Thursday afternoon, two trains collided at a slow speed, leading to a derailment that injured 24 passengers. Thankfully, as reported by Deputy Assistant Chief of EMS Operations Ian Swords, none of these injuries were life-threatening. The situation could have been much worse, and we are all grateful for the prompt response of emergency crews and the MTA staff.

In the wake of such an event, passengers and their families may have numerous questions about their legal rights and options