Access-A-Ride (AAR) is a program maintained by the New York City Transit Authority but privately owned and operated. The program provides transportation for people in New York City who have disabilities that prevent them from using other forms of mass transit such as the the bus or subway systems. Although privately owned and operated, when an accident occurs the New York City Transit Authority may be responsible and a Ninety day Notice of Claim provision may apply. If you or a loved one has been injured in an access-a-ride accident, you should promptly contact an attorney so your interests are protected.
Cases involving access-a-ride range from a simple auto, bus or van crash, a pedestrian accident, or a more complicated matter involving a fall. Falls can occur if a patient or their wheel chair is not properly secured. Falls and drops can also occur due to malfunctioning lifts or operator negligence. Determining the cause of the accident is a function that requires an experienced elder law abuse attorney or an office that has regularly handled these claims.
Flanzig and Flanzig, New York Elder Abuse Lawyers, represent clients who have sustained injury at the hands of a transportation operator, as well as NYCTA and the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) and their subsidiaries such as the Long Island Rail Road.
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If you have been injured, call us at 1-866-Flanzig or email us on our home page of this site. We are available for a free consultation and will travel to home, hospital or rehabilitation center. We are also available at out offices in Mineola or New York City as well.