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According to reports, a New York man was electrocuted at the Broadway Junction A and C subway station last month after landing on the train tracks and touching the third rail. FDNY and Metropolitan Transit Authority (MTA) officials arrived at the scene, but sadly, the unidentified man was declared dead at the Fulton Street station by firefighters and EMS workers.

75161_mta_nyc_subway.jpg The MTA shut down power to the station’s tracks and suspended A and C train service between Euclid Avenue and Jay Street-Metrotech in both directions, officials said. It was not clear how the man fell on the railing, but it could be a result of a slip and fall or MTA negligence.

In New York, the MTA maintains the New York City subway system and may be legally responsible for any injuries suffered to its subway riders. If you have suffered an injury on a train or subway you may be entitled to monetary compensation for your pain and suffering, medical expenses, and loss of wages.

A study conducted by the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety, points to a correlation between those who use their cell phones while driving and other risky driving practices, such as speeding, driving drowsy, driving without a seatbelt and sending texts or emails. This is not surprising since distracted driving is the cause of many New York Car Accidents and Motorcycle Accidents.

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For example, motorists who admitted to regularly using their cell phones within the last month also reported that they engaged in additional risky driving behaviors. Specifically, 65 percent also admitted to speeding, 44 percent reported driving while drowsy, 53 percent reported sending a text or email and 29 percent drove without a seatbelt. Motorists who said they did not use their cell phones were much less likely to engage in other dangerous driving behaviors. (Only 31 percent reported speeding; 14 percent reported driving drowsy, three percent reported sending a text or email and 16 percent drove without a seatbelt).

In New York, all drivers are banned from using hand-held cell phones while driving; but that doesn’t stop people from using their cell phones while driving anyway. If you have been in an Orange County Car Accident involving a distracted driver, you may have a legal claim to recover your damages–like medical bills, lost wages and property damage.

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