MBTA (Subway, Bus, Commuter Rail, Ferry) Accidents
The Massachusetts Bay Transit Association (MBTA) is the primary hub for public transportation in and around the Greater Boston metro area. Thousands of people rely on MBTA modes of transportation, including the subway, commuter rail, bus system, and ferries to safely reach their destinations. Unfortunately, there have historically been many injuries and even wrongful deaths after MBTA accidents.
The experienced Boston personal injury lawyers at Bellotti Law Group, P.C. have nearly three decades of success holding liable parties, including the MBTA, accountable for the damages they have caused to victims and their families. Our personal injury attorneys zealously fight for your rightful compensation for medical bills, lost employment wages, pain and suffering, property damage, rehabilitation costs, loss of consortium, and more. Contact our Boston, Cambridge, or Quincy office today at 617-225-2100 to set up a FREE consultation.Injuries Can Occur in Numerous Locations and Fashions
People most commonly associate MBTA related injuries and wrongful deaths with passengers of a subway train, commuter rail train, bus, or ferry, pedestrians struck by an MBTA vehicle, or another motor vehicle operator struck by an MBTA vehicle. In addition, injuries sustained on MBTA premises due to unsafe conditions also invoke liability of the MBTA. Bus stops, station platforms, stairways, train stops, etc. must all be properly maintained. Otherwise, the MBTA's negligence can result in premises liability for injuries.The MBTA is Held to a Heightened Standard of Care
Transportation companies, including the MBTA, pursuant to Massachusetts state law and federal law, are considered "common carriers" and held to a heightened standards of care. In general, the utmost care, diligence, and vigilance must be practiced in transporting patrons. There are countless examples of when this standard is violated, causing serious injuries and wrongful fatalities, including:
- MBTA train collisions with other vehicles
- MBTA train and bus pedestrian accidents
- Negligent maintenance of the railway, trains, buses, and premises
- Inadequate security on platforms, stops, and on trains, buses
- Sudden and unexpected train movements and stops jolting passengers
- Failure to warn of hazards on premises, vehicles, etc.
- Negligent design of railways
- Inadequate of non-existent traffic signs or lights warning other vehicles of on-coming trains
- Derailment due to lack of track maintenance, conductor negligence, or mechanical failure
- Conductor fatigue, talking on phone, texting, etc.
- Speeding of trains, buses, commuter rail, etc.
- Cargo spills of hazardous materials
- …and more
Our experienced Boston personal injury attorneys should be contacted immediately, so we can investigate thoroughly and preserve key evidence, which is imperative for your subways, train, bus, or ferry accident case. You should also seek medical treatment for any injuries, even if they are not immediately apparent.We Hold All At-Fault Parties Liable
There are numerous potentially liable parties after an MBTA accident. The personal injury lawyers at Bellotti Law Group, P.C. understand that depending on the specifics of your case, the conductor, the MBTA, the maintenance company, security company, design and manufacturing firms, and others may be liable. We will stop at nothing to recover each and every dollar you are rightfully owed.We Successfully Navigate Large and Complex Insurance Policies
The experienced Boston personal injury lawyers at Bellotti Law Group, P.C. know that most often, MBTA accident involve large and complex insurance policies. We have decades of experience negotiating with insurance providers and will make sure you are fully compensated for your injuries. If a proper settlement cannot be reached, we are fully prepared to fight for you in court. Call us today at 617-225-2100.