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As Lawsuits Hit the MTA, Personal Injury Lawyers Consider How Much is Too Much, or Too Little
Date:7/8/2009

As the MTA once again tries to get the New York Legislature to change the law regarding personal injury accidents, New York personal injury lawyer David Perecman weighs in.

New York, New York (PRWEB) July 8, 2009 -- Each year, New York City's chronically cash-strapped metropolitan Transit Authority (MTA) spends millions to pay for damages caused to riders.

Unfortunately things aren't looking up for the MTA. The numbers of people claiming they were injured on transit property continues to skyrocket. New York personal injury lawyers are paying close attention. The MTA receives around 3000 claims a year, according to a recent Audit committee report.

The agency, instead of trying to bring down the number of accidents and the people who suffer in these accidents, by making conditions safer is actively looking to bring the number of lawsuits down and they are appealing to the state legislature for help. One of the Authority's proposals singles out people who put themselves in harms way.

In the past, juries have tended to look favorably upon the MTA and 96 out of 150 jury decisions last year were decided in favor of the agency.

"The problem with banning suits is where to draw the line," says David Perecman, a New York personal injury lawyer. "The MTA should not have any special right to be exempted from personal injury lawsuits. If they are partly to blame they should pay their part . If the claimant is partly to blame they don't get compensated for their part. That's the law in this State. If a jury decides that a person is 505 at fault they only
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