Clifford Jones, 48, was traveling into Atlantic Terminal from Queens Village Wednesday morning when he was “violently thrown” into the side of a seat and suffered knee, neck and back injuries, his lawyer, Sanford Rubenstein, told DNAinfo New York.
“We need to the have the National Transportation Safety Board get to the cause of this disaster so it doesn’t happen again,” Rubenstein added.
Jones, who works for the Department of Social Services, was one of 104 people injured when the Far Rockaway train slammed into a “bumping block” and then tore through an office wall.
None of the passengers suffered life-threatening injuries.
The NTSB dispatched a team Wednesday to look into the crash and normal service has resumed at the terminal.
Rubenstein, who filed the notice to sue the city on Thursday, said he is not representing any other people who were injured on the train at this time.
An MTA spokesman said the agency does not comment on pending litigation.