Persons who were injured while riding a subway, train, trolley or bus operated by the MBTA have several avenues open to them. They may be able to file insurance claims and seek compensation under Massachusetts tort law from the MBTA itself. It is important to discuss the situation with a knowledgeable personal injury attorney to learn about potential claims and lawsuits after an injury that occurred on the MBTA.
At Clark, Hunt, Ahern & Embry, our Cambridge attorneys assist clients who were injured in mass transit accidents. With extensive trial experience and deep knowledge of personal injury law, we understand the complexities of seeking compensation from an agency that enjoys a unique status in the region. People with injuries sustained on public transit in the Boston area need to meet certain notice requirements and other thresholds before undertaking a lawsuit against the MBTA. Our lawyers advise potential clients about their eligibility. It is important to seek counsel as soon as possible, as there are time limits on one's ability to file lawsuits.
In addition to helping people injured inside vehicles operated by the MBTA, we assist persons who were hurt while using stations, platforms, stairs, elevators or escalators. Our cases also include individuals who were assaulted while on MBTA property.Causes of Train Accident Injuries
Our attorneys help clients who suffered injuries as the result of:
- Inadequate security
- Inadequate maintenance
- Driver/operator errors and poor training
- Inadequate or missing hazard warnings
We work closely with clients to learn how their injuries affect their lives. We send skilled investigators and experts to the scene as soon as possible and interview witnesses. We use the information gathered to determine the best legal strategy for a client's needs and circumstances.
Contact Clark, Hunt, Ahern & Embry to schedule a free initial consultation with our Boston transit injury lawyers. Call 617-494-1920. We take injury cases on a contingency basis, charging no fee until we recover damages on your behalf.