Partner Edward Steinberg filed suit last week on a matter involving J.C. an infant who was boarding a Manhattan bound train when the doors closed on him. He was outside the train and the train operator began moving. He was dragged down the platform and then fell into the gap causing fractures to both of his legs. The negligence of the New York City Transit Authority in allowing a passenger approaching the train to be stuck and dragged is simply unacceptable. While all passengers want to get to and from their location quickly, safety is paramount. Edward Steinberg, discussed this matter with Andrea Grymes of CBS on Friday October 27th, 2018.
J.C. remained hospitalized for 3 weeks and underwent surgery to both femurs and had to learn how to walk again. He has since had additional surgery and is currently dealing with the ongoing difficulty and limitations the accident has caused.
We hope with bringing this story to the public, the Transit Authority will take safety more seriously and put in place the necessary steps to prevent these type of train accidents this from happening again.
You can view the CBS News story here.
You can view the article as posted in the NY Post here.
You can view the article in the Gothamist here