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Every week, more than 130,000 Boston-area commuters rely upon the Massachusetts Bay Transit Authority (MBTA) commuter rail as a fast and efficient way to get to work, sporting events, and other activities in the Massachusetts Bay area. But MBTA train travel isn’t without risks, and negligent conductors, train overcrowding, and unsafe train station conditions put passengers at risk of severe injuries.
At Jason Stone Injury Lawyers, our MBTA commuter train injury lawyers have a record of success taking on Keolis—the company that manages the MBTA commuter rail—on behalf of Boston area injury victims. If you’ve been injured, we’re here to help. Call us 24/7 at (800) 577-5188 or complete our Free Initial Consultation Form today. We also offer free consultations over Skype, FaceTime, and Google Hangout to make getting the legal help you need as easy as possible.
At Jason Stone Injury Lawyers, our attorneys can advise you on your legal options and fight for the financial security you need to move forward with your life.
Call 800-577-5188 or contact us online to arrange your free consultation.
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MBTA Accident Resources
If you have been in a MBTA accident, you may find the information linked below to be invaluable.
Types of MBTA Injury Claims We Handle
At Jason Stone Injury Lawyers, we have experience handling a variety of MBTA claims, including:
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 Stone Cold Guarantee®, you won’t owe us anything unless you win or settle your claim.
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.
MBTA Bus Incidents 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.
Important Details for MBTA Accidents
MA Tort Claims Act
Personal Injury Protection
MBTA Budget Limit
Our Team Can Handle Your Claim from Start to Finish
When you have the Jason Stone Injury Lawyers legal team on your side, you can focus on getting back on your feet while we focus on recovering the compensation to which you are entitled. From our very first conversation, our team will go to work protecting your right to compensation, will give you peace of mind and will spend our time fighting for a full financial recovery.
Our commitment to your well-being and satisfaction is summed up in our Stone Cold Guarantee®. Our attorneys are ready to do the heavy lifting so you can focus on getting better.
We will stand by you through the entire process, helping you understand what to expect and updating you on the status of your case. We can often prove you qualify to hold the at-fault driver liable and settle these cases without resorting to filing a personal injury lawsuit. However, we will not hesitate to take your case to court if necessary to get the full range of damages to which you are entitled.
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MBTA ACCIDENT FAQs
You have legal rights to compensation if you’ve been injured in an MBTA bus accident. The Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) is a common carrier, meaning they can be held accountable when a driver’s negligence, carelessness, or recklessness injures passengers or other motorists like you. Although you have the right to collect money for MBTA bus accident injuries, budget constraints can cause settlement money to be delayed until the MBTA receives funding from the state government. At Jason Stone Injury Lawyers, we’ll do everything we can to get you compensation as fast as possible. Our MBTA accident attorneys have years of experience fighting for the rights of bus and subway accident victims, and we want to help you, too. Fill out our free online form or give us a call anytime at (800) 577-5188.
- Types of injuries that often result from MBTA bus and subway accidents include:
- Back injuries
- Broken bones
- Muscle and tendon tears
- Neck injuries
- Open or closed head injuries, including traumatic brain injuries
- Severe muscle sprains or strains
If you’ve been injured in a bus or subway accident, seek medical treatment immediately. Taking this step can help prevent your injuries from worsening, and the medical records from your doctor’s visit can serve as valuable evidence of your injuries when you file an injury claim.
You must provide written notice of your bus accident claim to the MBTA general manager, via certified mail, return receipt requested, within two years of the date of your accident. Failure to provide notice can jeopardize your legal rights to compensation for your injuries. At Jason Stone Injury Lawyers, we can help you prepare, send, and retain evidence of your notice of claim after a bus accident.
Incident reports can help your attorney prove where, when, and how your accident happened. In some cases, local police may file a bus accident report at the scene of the crash. The MBTA also prepares an incident report. If you’re in a bus or subway accident, provide your name and contact information to the driver and police at the scene. If possible, try to get your driver’s contact information as well.
The MBTA is exempt from providing PIP—or coverage for accident-related medical expenses—to bus accident victims. The MBTA is self-insured, which means it’s not required to comply with state laws requiring compulsory PIP coverage. However, you may be entitled to PIP through:
- your own auto insurance policy,
- auto insurance policies held by members of your household,
- or the Massachusetts Assigned Claims Plan.
Our bus and subway accident lawyers can investigate your claim and help you get the compensation you need to cover the costs and effects of your injuries.
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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.