Seat Choice May Affect Your Chances of Getting Out of an Accident


It's fun to stand at the front of the subway. After all, it's one of the only places with a view. You can watch the stations whipping towards you and the lights fly ahead. But it may not be the safest move for your commute.

It turns out that the front and the rear of subways and other trains are often the most dangerous in the case of derailments or head-on collisions with other trains or obstacles on the tracks. The middle cars are often the least affected and you may be lowering the risk of injury in an incident by using one.

Some subway cars in New York City still have seats that face four different directions. When you have the chance, pick a rear-facing seat and see what happens when the train brakes. You're pulled into your seat instead out of it or to the side, making those seats some of the best to avoid pain and strain during a stop.

When inside a specific train car or bus, the middle is also the safest place in most collisions or other accidents. Many bus crashes involve front or back ends so, although an entire bus cabin or train car is affected by a sudden stop, less may be happening in the middle.

A mass transit accident is never your fault as a passenger, and you should not have to deal with the consequences of one without help. You may have a case for financial damages after an injury or health problem. An attorney may be able to help you work out this option.