Each year, over a billion passengers ride the subway to get to work, visit friends and family, or explore the city. With so many people taking the subway, it can be difficult for the Metropolitan Transit Authority (MTA) to maintain each station to prevent injuries. Travelers may be exposed to an increased risk of accidents and injuries, including slip and falls.
Causes of Slip and Fall Injuries
Unfortunately, individuals using the New York subway may slip and fall due to the conditions of a poorly maintained station. Because many stops are underground, people need proper lighting so that they can see where they’re walking. Dim bulbs or broken lights make it difficult to avoid obstacles and uneven floors, which can cause someone to fall. If a station doesn’t have stairway railings, that makes it more likely that a passenger will fall down the stairs and hurt themselves.