On June 12, 2015, an MBTA bus struck a car in a Revere parking lot, causing significant damage to the car and injuries to the driver and a bystander. On Monday, September 21, 2015, an MBTA red line train hit and killed a middle-aged man at JFK station. The man was pronounced dead at the scene of the incident. On October 1, 2015, Wellesley Police and the MBTA Transit Police responded to an incident involving an elderly woman struck by a train between the Wellesley Square and Wellesley Hills commuter rail stops. Non-life threatening injuries were reported. If you live in or around Boston, you are familiar with the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority, also known as the MBTA or simply the ‘T’. The MBTA is one of the many government agencies overseen by the Massachusetts Department of Transportation. In January 2015, Governor Charlie Baker appointed Stephanie Pollack Massachusetts Department of Transportation Secretary and Chief Executive Officer to address issues involving finances and customer service.
Although the MBTA provides invaluable services to Massachusetts residents, it is frequently the subject of news stories involving injuries to riders, pedestrians, or others. The typical MBTA accident story often involves a bus or a train, but there are other types of personal injuries involving the MBTA. Such injuries include slips or trips and falls at one of the many MBTA stations or facilities in and around Massachusetts or automobile accidents involving other types of MBTA vehicles such as ‘The Ride’ vans or MBTA maintenance vehicles. From minor injuries such as sprained or fractured wrists and ankles to neck and back injuries and even wrongful death, the MBTA has a long history of injuries and claims. Finding the right attorney to represent you is crucial in obtaining a fair resolution of your claim against the MBTA.
If you or a loved one has been injured as a result of MBTA negligence, you should immediately contact an attorney that is familiar with pursuing MBTA Claims. Such claims involve both notice requirements as well as time limits for filing lawsuits so it is important that you hire an attorney familiar with handling such claims. At Keches Law Group, we have attorneys with the experience needed to zealously advocate for you against the MBTA. The MBTA has a team of experienced attorneys on staff and so should you.