Whether you’re riding a bus, train, or the T in the Boston area, all Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) vehicles are held to high safety standards. If you’re injured due to unsafe circumstances, careless operation, or negligently maintained transit conditions, you have legal rights.
Jason Stone Injury Lawyers has brought many claims against the MBTA on behalf of victims injured on buses, trains, and MBTA property. In fact, our Boston MBTA accident lawyers have a reputation for pushing cases to resolution quickly. We won’t let your case get held up in government bureaucracy.
Types of MBTA Injury Claims We Handle
At Jason Stone Injury Lawyers, we have experience handling a variety of MBTA claims, including:
- MBTA bus accidents
- Subway accidents (T accidents)
- Commuter rail injuries
- Slip and fall injuries on MBTA vehicles or property
- Injuries caused by unsafe conditions on MBTA vehicles or property
Don’t delay getting help if you’ve been injured due to the MBTA’s negligence. Our legal team is available 24/7 to help protect your legal rights and ensure you receive compensation for everything your going through to address your injuries. And with our No Fee Guarantee®, you won’t owe us anything unless you win or settle your claim.
MBTA Bus Accidents and Your Legal Rights
MBTA collisions are complex, and there are specific laws related to MBTA accidents that may impact your claim. It’s important you know that:
- Under the Massachusetts Torts Claims Act, if you are injured in a MBTA accident, you must notify the MBTA within two years, or you may lose your rights to compensation.
The MBTA is exempt from the Personal Injury Protection (PIP) Statute. This means the MBTA will not pay medical bills for passengers on its buses, which differs from vehicles covered by most Massachusetts Standard Automobile policies.
There are many outstanding claims against the MBTA. Often, the MBTA doesn’t have enough money in its budget to cover settlements year-round, meaning victims must wait until the MBTA is funded to receive settlements.
These are only a few of the things you should know about the MBTA. Don’t let your claim get lost in the shuffle. If you’re involved in an MBTA accident, make sure to provide your name and contact information to the driver and get the driver’s information as well. The driver will submit an incident report to the MBTA, which the organization often consults when resolving cases.
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When you’ve been injured in an MBTA accident, having an MBTA accident attorney on your side could mean the difference between winning or losing your claim.
If you or someone you know has been injured in an accident involving the MBTA, call Jason Stone Injury Lawyers. We want you to get better while we work on getting you paid. Dial (800) 577-5188 or complete our free online form to get help now. We also offer free consultations via Skype, FaceTime, and Google Hangout, making it easier than ever for you to get the help you need.