Victims of accidents involving a Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) bus, light rail, or commuter rail can suffer serious injuries, can incur significant medical expenses and can lose substantial income resulting from those injuries. Any time you have been the victim of an accident involving an MBTA vehicle, you should consult with an experienced attorney who can help assist you in recovering fair compensation under the circumstances.
Unlike most vehicles operating within the state, Massachusetts?s law has placed an exemption on the MBTA exempt from carrying insurance under M.G.L. c. 90 s. 1A. This however does not mean that you are left without recourse in case of injury, only that the MBTA is generally self-insured, and that you would not seek recovery through a conventional, commercial insurance company. As such, an experienced personal injury lawyer will know where to look for payment of related medical expenses, reimbursement for lost wages, and reimbursement for out of pocket expenses such as patient co-payments, rental vehicles, and towing and/or storage charges resulting from the accident.
Potential injury claims involving MBTA vehicles and property are not limited simply to collisions with other vehicles. What many victims do not realize is that the MBTA may also be responsible for injuries occurring while entering or exiting an MBTA operated vehicle and/or for negligent maintenance of MBTA owned property. An experienced personal injury lawyer will help you to further investigate these claims and determine what was done, or what could have been done to prevent your injury.
Anytime you are injured in an accident involving an MBTA vehicle, or while on MBTA property, you should consult with an experienced personal injury attorney as soon as practicable. The attorneys at Diller Law, LLP have experience in handling MBTA accidents. Our attorneys will provide a free consultation regarding your MBTA related accident, and, if you are seriously injured or otherwise unable to travel, our attorneys may travel to you.