The Greater Boston metropolitan area has an extensive public transportation system, which includes 162 bus routes. There are a staggering 375,000 one-way trips made per day by bus riders in and around Boston. This makes the MBTA buses the sixth busiest bus agency in the United States. In addition, there are a number of school buses, inter-city and commuter buses, transit buses, and others on the already congested roads. All of this accounts for, unfortunately, a high rate of bus accidents, resulting in serious personal injury and/or fatalities. In fact, according to the latest study conducted by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), there were 221 bus accidents in 2009 alone. What is perhaps most alarming, is that 89 of these accidents involved school buses. Transit buses were second on the list, accounting for 77 accidents that year.
If you or a loved one has been injured or killed in a bus accident, contact the Boston personal injury lawyers at Bellotti Law Group, P.C. Our personal injury attorneys understand that a bus accident is an awful time for victims and their families, who are facing medical bills and lost wages. There are many potential parties involved in the accident, depending on whether the bus was owned by a municipality, county, private enterprise, school system or another government entity. Further, the actions of the bus driver, including his potential negligence, influence of substances or other wrongdoing, may bring additional legal challenges to your case. The personal injury lawyers at Bellotti Law Group, P.C. have successfully handled many bus and vehicular accidents over the years, gaining legal redress for victims and their families. Call us today to set up a free consultation, at 617-225-2100. We have offices in Boston, Cambridge and Quincy and serve all of Massachusetts and Southern New England. You can also contact us using our secure and quick contact form and we will respond promptly.Causes Of Bus Accidents
There are many potential causes of bus accidents to explore and each case is unique. However, there are several common causes, including:
- Driver negligence (speeding, failure to yield, improper lane change, etc.)
- Driver fatigue
- Driver use of alcohol/drugs (OUI)
- Inexperienced/untrained driver
- Damaged roads
- Improper bus maintenance
- Inclement weather
- Third-party negligence
The Boston personal injury lawyers at Bellotti Law Group, P.C. represent victims and their families involves in many different types of bus accidents, including charter bus accidents, tour bus accidents, bus-pedestrian accidents, bus rollovers, school bus accidents, MBTA bus accidents, and others.Establishing Liability In Bus Accidents
Establishing liability in bus accident cases is extremely complex and requires experienced and successful personal injury attorneys. The personal injury lawyers at Bellotti Law know that each case is unique and depending on the circumstances, multiple parties may be responsible for the accident—including the driver, bus maintenance company, MBTA, school district or school board, tour company, city and county governments, bus owners, and others. Our attorneys have identified responsible parties in numerous bus accident cases and will help you gain compensation from any and all negligent parties.Bus Accident Injuries
There are many potential victims of bus accidents, including pedestrians, passengers, motorists and bicyclists. These victims can experience a wide range of serious injuries, including broken bones, spinal cord injuries, traumatic brain injuries, burns and other catastrophic injuries.
Bus accidents can be devastating for victims and their families—physically, emotionally, and financially. The Boston personal injury attorneys at Bellotti Law Group, P.C. will help you gain compensation for your medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, and other bus-accident related expenses. We have been extremely successful in gaining rightful compensation for our clients. Call us today at 617-225-2100. You can also use our secure and fast contact form and we will respond promptly.