Can I Sue for a Public Transportation Accident?
Whether you were involved in a crash with a motor vehicle under the care of the Massachusetts Bay Transit Authority (MBTA), or were traveling on the T and suffered an injury during a crash, you have the right to seek compensatory repayment of your damages.
However, figuring out who should be found at fault for the accident can be a challenge, especially while you are still recuperating. Fortunately when you obtain experienced legal representation, your attorney will be able to handle these details for you.
If you are interested in learning more about who may be to blame for your public transportation accident, and the damages you can include when calculating the value of your claim, continue reading.
Liability in Bus Accidents
Once you have enlisted the services of a personal injury attorney, you can expect your lawyer to begin investigating the accident. We’ll secure police reports, video footage, witness statements, safety inspection reports and several other pieces of evidence that will surely reveal who is to blame for the crash. Some common at-fault parties in bus accidents include the following:
- Parts manufacturers
- The bus driver
- Safety inspectors
The Damages You Can Sue For
After culpability has been established, your lawyer will begin figuring out how much your claim is worth. We’ll be bringing a civil lawsuit against the liable party in order to recover full repayment of the damages you’ve endured. These losses could consist of property damage, coverage of your medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, emotional distress and lost quality of life, to name a few.
Consult a Boston Bus Accident Lawyer
If you’re still in the throes of your recovery, or if you are feeling overwhelmed at the thought of pursuing a lawsuit, get in touch with a Boston bus accident lawyer at Joel H. Schwartz, PC as soon as possible. We offer free consultations to injury victims across the state, and you can schedule yours by calling our firm at 1-800-660-2270 or by completing the quick contact form below.