MBTA Commuter Rail Accident

Top-Rated Train Accident Lawyers Handling MBTA Commuter Rail Injury Claims

At Pottroff & Karlin, LLC, our MBTA commuter rail accident attorneys are committed to providing effective, results-oriented legal representation to injured victims. If you or your family member was injured in a Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority rail accident, we will help you recover full and fair financial compensation. For a free, fully confidential case evaluation, please do not hesitate to contact us today.

Federal Data: Derailments are a Serious Problem for MBTA

Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) operates transportation services—including subway lines and commuter rail lines—throughout the Greater Boston region. Alarmingly, MBTA trains derail at one of the highest rates in the entire country. Indeed, the Boston Globe reports that at least 31 MBTA derailments occurred between 2016 and 2018. On a train-adjusted basis, the derailment rate is far above the national average. Of course, there are also many other types of MBTA accidents beyond derailments—from railroad crossing collisions to passenger slip and fall accidents.

What Financial Compensation is Available for Injured Commuters?

Injured commuters—whether a passenger on a train, a motorist, or a pedestrian—have the right to hold negligent parties responsible for their hams and losses. When injuries occur because of the careless, reckless, or otherwise dangerous conduct of MBTA, accountability is required. Our accident lawyers fight tirelessly to help the public recover just compensation under the law. Depending on the nature of your accident, the following are some of the damages you may be able to recover for:

  • Emergency medical care;
  • Medical expenses;
  • Rehabilitative costs;
  • Lost wages;
  • Pain and suffering;
  • Loss of love and affection;
  • Emotional distress;
  • Permanent impairment;
  • Lost earning capacity;
  • Disfigurement; and
  • Wrongful death of a loved one.

Why Choose Our MBTA Commuter Rail Accident Attorneys

Unfortunately, Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) commuter rail accidents and injuries remain far too common. At Pottroff & Karlin, LLC, we are working tirelessly to improve public safety in the railroad environment. Our law firm is dedicated to handling railroad cases—more than 90 percent of our total caseload involves representing members of the public in railroad related accidents. Among other things, our MBTA commuter rail accident lawyers will:

  • Conduct a free, no obligation assessment of your MBTA commuter rail accident claim;
  • Investigate the MBTA accident—obtaining the evidence needed to prove liability; and
  • Provide actionable legal guidance on how to proceed with your case.

Our MBTA accident lawyers are ready to fully investigate your case and provide an upfront and honest evaluation of your case. We have deep experience representing railroad accident victims and would be honored to represent you and your family in these difficult times.

Discuss Your Case With Our MBTA Commuter Rail Accident Lawyers Today

At Pottroff & Karlin, LLC, our train accident attorneys have the skills and experience needed to handle the full range of MBTA commuter rail claims. If you or your loved one was hurt in an MBTA railroad accident, we can help. For a free, no obligation initial consultation, please contact our legal team right away.

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