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MBTA Car Accident

MBTA Accident 

  • Red Lights and Common Carrier Duty: As a common carrier responsible for transporting thousands daily, the MBTA is held to the highest duty of care in personal injury law. Any breach of this duty, such as running red lights, is considered negligence.
  • MBTA Transit Police and Accident Representation: Boston lawyer Christopher Earley specializes in representing individuals injured in accidents involving the MBTA (Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority), including those caused by MBTA employees.
  • Types of MBTA Accidents and Injuries: MBTA accidents can occur in various forms, including car, bus, trolley, and commuter rail accidents, as well as slips, falls, and falling objects on MBTA property. Injuries range from neck strains to catastrophic injuries, reflecting the diverse nature of these incidents.
  • Time Limits and Legal Assistance: Important time limits exist for MBTA accident claims, including a two-year notice requirement and a three-year statute of limitations. Any lawsuit must be filed in the Superior Court within this timeframe. Boston lawyer Christopher Earley offers a free consultation to help individuals navigate MBTA accident cases.
  • Boston MBTA accident lawyer Christopher Earley has represented many people injured in MBTA (Massachusetts Accidents Bay Transportation Authority) accidents.

    Based on the volume of people transported by the MBTA each day, it is sadly true that when accidents happen, many people tend to be injured.

    Accidents caused by the MBTA and it’s employees are quite common. These accidents sometimes happen on MBTA property. Other times they can happen away from MBTA property in the form of bus, commuter rail, or trolley accidents.

    These accidents can result in personal injuries ranging from neck and back strains, broken bones, to catastrophic injuries, and even death.

    Our office has extensive experience with the MBTA in settling these negligence cases both before, and after suit is filed. It is important to note that these claims oftentimes take considerable time to settle, versus claims where private insurance companies are involved.

    The MBTA legal department is usually inundated with cases as these matters frequently take extensive time to settle.

    As a transporter of tens of thousands of people each day, the MBTA is considered a “common carrier.” This is the highest duty of care in personal injury law. Any breach of this high standard is considered negligence. 

    Common MBTA Injuries Types of MBTA Accidents Important Time Limits on MBTA Accident Cases

    There are some important time limits on claims against the MBTA to keep in mind. First, notice must be sent of your claim within two years of the date of the accident. Legally, this is called presentment, and the presentment letter must be sent certified mail, return receipt requested, and it must contain specific information about the claimant (the one making the claim) and the specific facts about what happened in the accident.

    The statute of limitations for MBTA accidents is 3 years. Also, any lawsuit filed for personal injury against the MBTA must be filed in the Superior Court. This is a strict deadline that cannot be extended.

    Boston MBTA Lawyer Christopher Earley Can Help You

    If you had an MBTA accident call today for your free, no-obligation consultation. We have years of experience successfully settling these cases and we welcome the opportunity to help you with your your case. We are Boston lawyers that successfully handle MBTA accident cases.

    Be sure to request any of our free books called The Truth Series. This is a collection of free consumer guides that are intended to help you make the best legal decision for your particular case. Be sure to download your free book today. If you want, we can mail you a soft cover edition.

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