Bus Accidents in Massachusetts
We entrust the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority or “MBTA” and other transportation companies to get us from one place to another safety, on schedule, without suffering any physical harm. However, that is not always the case and when accidents do happen it pays to have an experienced lawyer in your corner fighting for you.
Putting your life in their hands
When you commute on a bus, train, or subway you are putting your life in someone else’s hands. It is a terrible though that you may not be able to trust a city employee to safely get you to where you need to go. A bus driver’s brief but passive moment of inattentiveness or negligence may have caused you serious physical injury, pain and suffering, lost wages, loss of enjoyment of life, or even loss of a loved one. Something like that is truly hard to deal with, especially when we are all supposed to trust the bus drivers in our cities to get us safely from one place to another.
Bus drivers may negligently cause accidents by not paying attention to the road, making too wide of a turn, not MBTA-bus-accidents at the right time, driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol, falling asleep, or sending text messages on their phones. These circumstances can lead to a lapse of judgment and inadequate reaction time, increasing the probability of a minor or major bus accident.
Poor road conditions due to inclement weather could also contribute to bus accidents, in which the city where the accident happened could be held liable. Defective truck products designed by certain manufacturers may also cause major bus accidents, in which the corporation that distributed the faulty product could be held liable.
If you have been injured or lost a loved one in a bus or in any kind of a motor vehicle accident, the attorneys at Chambers Law Office will fight to get you the relief you deserve. Although the highest compensation may not heal the physical and emotional trauma of suffering injuries or losing a loved one in a bus accident, we will make sure that the person held responsible.
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