NEW YORK, April 20, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A commuter is lucky to be alive after a near fatal fall on New York City's subway tracks, the New York Post is reporting. (Man Who Fell Gets off Subway Tracks Seconds Ahead of Train, April 8, 2015). Apparently the unidentified male was waiting for the uptown 6 train around 6:30 p.m. when he tumbled onto the tracks. According to police and witnesses, the man fell down on his own accord onto the subway tracks.
The man was reported as "freaking out" but being able to pull himself quickly back up off the tracks just seconds before the train arrived. Bystanders reportedly waived at the incoming train conductor to stop and others were quick to assist the injured man after he was safely on the platform. The man was taken away by paramedics and was said to have a bloodied and bruised head, but should survive.
"First of all, we are thankful not only that this man is still with us, but for all the of the kind, selfless acts that our fellow New Yorkers took to make sure he would be OK," said Adnan Munawar, Partner at Munawar & Andrews-Santillo LLP. "From what I am reading this man was pretty shaken up and many people around him went out of their way to help keep him calm and safe until paramedics alive. It is always encouraging to see people step up when another person is in need."
"While the current reports on this case seem to point to the conclusion that this man inexplicably fell on his own, incidents like this happen frequently where something actually caused the person to fall and it is always important to get to the bottom of the matter in any scenario. When there is a reason for someone's injury—be it slippery conditions, a lack of safety measures, or faulty construction—it is essential to determine what the cause is precisely and who was responsible for creating or preventing it. Especially when the city is involved, this process can be incredibly tricky, and going at it alone puts any victim or their loved ones at a serious disadvantage. If you are every in a subway accident, if you are not too injured to do so, take pictures and record every detail you can immediately. Then, contact an attorney and have him or her guide you through the next steps. You have to protect yourself as soon as you are able, and having the right advocate by your side can make all the difference. And remember, there is no reason to hesitate because the consultation is always free and you only ever pay a fee when you collect."
If you or a loved one has suffered an injury, medical condition, or worse, as a result of a train accident in New York, you should contact a New York Train Accident lawyer today at 212.400.4000 to receive information about the your rights under the law and how to pursue claims for the compensation you deserve.
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