Public Transportation Accidents
Burlington Bus, Taxi, & MBTA Accident Lawyers
Accidents involving buses, taxis, or the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) are not necessarily handled in the same way as other traffic accidents. If you or a loved one has been injured in one of these types of accidents, it is important that you choose a Burlington personal injury lawyer who is familiar with the unique nuances involved in pursuing compensation from a business or public agency.
At DiBella Law Offices, P.C., we have more than a decade of experience handling a wide range of motor vehicle cases, including those involving public transit. We have offices in Boston, Methuen, and Burlington and we work hard to obtain successful outcomes for our clients. Should you choose to work with our firm, you will find that the attorneys at our law firm are extremely caring and effective. No matter what type of public transportation caused your injury, our experience can benefit you. Please reach out to us today at (781) 262-3338 to schedule a free consultation with our legal team.
We handle a wide range of public transit cases, including those involving:
- Bus accidents
- Taxi accidents
- MBTA accidents
- Trolley accidents
- Boat accidents
Boston is a huge city, covering 48 square miles. Over 687,000 people called Boston home. With this many residents and countless tourists traversing the city, the people of Boston rely heavily on public transportation. The system is operated by the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority but we usually refer to it as the T. The T offers bus, subway, trolley, and boat service throughout the Greater Boston area and beyond.
Most Massachusetts residents think the typical T accident injury claim comes from a bus, subway, or ferry collision, but there are a number of additional ways people can be hurt. Not only is the MTBA responsible for passengers on all of their different modes of transportation, they are also responsible for ensuring the safety of people visiting their facilities. Accidents that occur on train platforms, in subway stations, and in bus depots may qualify for a personal injury claim against the MTBA. Some examples could be falling on a train platform that has damage to the surface, falling on poorly lit steps in a subway station, or being injured when boarding a ferry because the dock has been poorly maintained.
We assist people hit by buses of all types as well as people who have been injured as passengers on a bus. Our experienced staff can handle cases involving MBTA buses and other city buses in Massachusetts, as well as tour buses, airport shuttle buses, and long-distance buses such as Greyhound buses.
Additionally, we also handle all personal injury cases involving taxi accidents from yellow cabs to airport cabs. Whether your case involves injuries suffered because your vehicle was hit by a cab or injuries suffered as a passenger in a cab, we can help.
The MBTA is a government agency, and as such, it has certain protections in personal injury cases that an attorney must understand before moving forward with a claim. Our Burlington injury lawyers understand the law as it applies in these cases, so you can be confident in our ability to pursue fair compensation for you. We have over a decade of experience and are not intimidated by public agencies or their large legal teams who hope to bury your claim in a mountain of jargon and paperwork. Call today and allow us to work for you.
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