If you have been injured in an MBTA accident in Boston, contact an experienced personal injury lawyer. Contact Parker Scheer LLP.
Boston has one of our country’s largest public transportation systems, consisting of the subway, commuter rail, ferry and bus lines. The Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority, which was formed in 1964, runs and operates all of these forms of transportation. Although it usually safely carries over one million riders daily on the subway and bus systems alone, with 600,000 of those riding the subway, serious accidents do still happen. The MBTA is one of the oldest systems in the United States, and many parts of it are over a century old. Adding to the problem, the system is currently operating at a large budget deficiency. This is making repairs and upgrades difficult to implement.
Over the past few years, these budget issues have caused multiple fare hikes for riders and cuts in service, as well as public criticism for both the health and safety issues presented by the lack of upgrades. However, public transportation accidents can be caused by other factors in addition to the maintenance and structural problems. There are many examples of these, such as extreme weather, driver error, and equipment defects. All of this contributes to the MBTA subway and bus accidents, which can be quite dangerous and result in injury or death for passengers and those in the immediate area.
If you have been injured in an MBTA accident in Boston, you may have a claim. Some of the most common injuries sustained from these accidents include head injuries, broken and fractured bones, sprains, lacerations and internal organ injuries. Because of this, it is important to first seek medical attention for the injuries you have sustained and make sure to receive proper treatment. Some injuries do not appear until hours, days or weeks after the crash, but it is important to get the appropriate attention as soon as they materialize. Having your injuries well documented is important in preparing your potential case, and having them documented as quickly as possible helps to show that the injuries were in fact the result of the accident. Next, it is best to contact an experienced personal injury lawyer to help put together your case as quickly as possible.
Previous claims have included: subway accidents, negligent security, assault, slip and fall, evacuation injuries and more. Victims often experience the effects of accidents for years and can also suffer emotional trauma. In addition, the debilitating physical injuries that can occur often require years of physical therapy and rehabilitation to recover from. Damages recovered in these cases can include medical bills and expenses, lost wages, damage to personal property, pain and suffering, disability claims and damages for loss of a companion due to wrongful death.
The experienced personal injury attorneys at Parker Scheer LLP represent clients with all forms of claims against the MBTA. Each accident is unique, and we work with our clients to ensure that each individual case gets the results our clients deserve. We will work our hardest to build you an effective legal case and obtain the compensation that you deserve for your injuries.
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