Are there deadlines when seeking compensation for subway, streetcar or light rail accidents?
If applicable, an application for SABS can be made through your own motor vehicle insurance provider or the provider of a motor vehicle driver involved in the collision. You must begin the SABS application process within 30 days of the accident. Anyone seriously injured in a subway, streetcar or light rail accident in which they were not at fault or only partially at fault can make a claim for damages against the at fault or negligent party/parties. It is important to know that while generally you have two years from the time of the accident/injury to file a claim for damages, if a claim is made against a municipal government or transit authority, notice of claims are required to be filed within 10 days.