An Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority subway trolley collision this morning, injured a reported seven passengers according to WCVB.com and Boston.com.
The accident occurred around 6:40 Wednesday morning on the Mattapan line in Dorchester just outside of the Butler Street station, as the trolleys were en route toward Ashmont. An out-of-service trolley car, luckily carrying no passengers at the time, apparently hit another trolley, which was carrying passengers, an MBTA spokesperson told reporters.
The spokesman also stated that there were at least seven people who were injured in the collision; several reported experiencing some back pain, as well as minor bumps and bruises. Two of the injured individuals included trolley operators.
Public transportation, including modes like trains, subways, buses and boats are, for the most part, safe modes of traveling. But like with any form of traveling though, there is always a risk of injury. In addition to those injuries that occur as the result of a travel accident, injuries may also be sustained because of unsafe conditions at MBTA premises. Unsafe conditions may arise for a number of reasons and at various locations including: inside buses or trains (while not in motion), on station platforms, stairs, doors, elevators, stairwells, egresses, entryways and exits. Whatever the specific details of why the accident occurred, if the incident took place as the result of unsafe conditions that were avoidable, MBTA may be liable for any injuries a victim may have sustained.
In the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, the seasoned team of attorneys at Altman & Altman represents victims who have been injured in Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority accidents, including commuter rail, subway, bus and ferry accidents.
At the law offices of Altman & Altman, we realize the, often unexpected, financial burden an MBTA accident can impose on an individual and his or her family. In addition to financial concerns, traumatic injuries can cause serious psychological issues that may be long lasting. Keeping these facts in mind, our team is committed to serving clients and delivering the best legal counsel available.
With nearly five decades of experience handling all types of personal injury cases involving the MBTA, our team will assist you in your personal and financial recovery after your accident, by identifying the nature and extent of your injury, processing an injury settlement, and representing you through trial, if necessary. We are committed to doing whatever it takes for our clients to obtain financial compensation for medical bills, lost wages, property damage, long-term disability and care, as well as pain and suffering after an accident. If you or a loved one was the victim of an MBTA accident which you believe is due to the MBTA’s negligence, please do not hesitate to contact one of our experienced MBTA Accident Attorneys. Our attorneys pride themselves in being available around the clock to assist clients and to answer any pressing questions clients may have about their case. All initial consultations are completely free of charge, of no obligation, and are completely confidential.
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