The Greater Boston area needs safe public transportation to function. Whether riding the T through the city or taking a bus in from the suburbs, each passenger’s well-being depends on the Massachusetts Bay Transit Authority (MBTA) and its employees. Usually, these trips go off without a hitch, but if a problem occurs and you suffer an injury, it’s wise to consult with an attorney familiar with mass transit accident claims. Feinberg & Alban PC has delivered strong results to plaintiffs in cases against the MBTA and other mass transit operators. You can count on us to explain the rules that apply when you sue a government body and to press for a resolution that fairly compensates you for the harm you’ve suffered on a bus or train.
There are various types of incidents that can justify a personal injury claim against the MBTA, such as:
No matter how you were hurt, if MBTA was responsible for your injury, our firm has the real-world experience in these matters that you need to maximize your chances for a favorable outcome.
As a public authority, the MBTA is covered by the Massachusetts Tort Claims Act, which includes language that seemingly limits plaintiffs’ recovery to $100,000. This is not the case in litigation related to serious injuries, though. Our firm has secured verdicts and settlements that far exceed $100,000 when representing seriously injured MBTA passengers. This includes compensation exceeding $1 million is some cases.
Formerly, state law mandated a stricter two-year statute of limitations for personal injury claims against the MBTA. However, a 2009 amendment to the Massachusetts Tort Claims Act has extended the time to file these lawsuits to three years. Despite the extension, you should not wait to take action if you were hurt while riding a bus or train. Getting key information from the government can be difficult after a period of time has passed.
Feinberg & Alban PC advocates on behalf of injured mass transit riders in the Greater Boston area. Please call 617-232-5950 or contact us online to learn about your legal options in a free consultation if you were hurt in MBTA accident or while riding on another mass transit system. We have offices in Center Plaza and Brookline and also meet injury victims in their homes and hospital rooms.
The attorneys serve the entire state of Massachusetts in addition to affiliating with lawyers in other states to handle cases outside of Massachusetts.
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