Two Commuters Injured When Billerica Train Platform Collapses

Two people were injured on Friday night when a platform overhand at the North Billerica commuter rail station collapsed as passengers exited a Lowell-bound train, The Lowell Sun reported.

According to MBTA Transit Police Lieutenant Richard Sullivan, the passengers sustained non-life threatening injures after being struck by falling debris from the overhang. Both victims were treated at area hospitals and the cause of the accident remains under investigation.

While accessing public transportation is, for the most part, uneventful and safe, like any form of traveling, there is always a risk of injury. Often, when people think of MBTA accidents, they only consider the risks of physically traveling on while using the MBTA-subways, buses and ferries. What many do not consider, are the risks passengers often face on MBTA premises, including platforms, elevators, stairwells, walkways, etc.

In the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, the attorneys at Altman & Altman represent victims who have been injured in Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority accidents.

Our team of seasoned personal injury lawyers will aggressively advocate on your behalf in order for you to recover payment for:

• Medical expenses, including all hospital and doctor visits relating to your injury • Wages lost because your injuries prevent you from returning to work • Damaged property
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• Identifying the nature and extent of your injury to determine what type of care you may need, and what your anticipated future expenses might be • Accessing some of the best medical care in the Commonwealth • Processing an injury settlement
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At the law offices of Altman & Altman, we understand the great financial burden any type of personal injury can impose on an individual and on his/her family. Suffering an injury caused by no fault of your own can leave you feeling confused and unsure of what your next move should be. It is generally within an individual’s best interest to seek the advice of an experienced law professional, to discuss his/her rights and discuss whether he/she may be entitled to financial compensation for injuries that were sustained. At Altman & Altman, LLP, our esteemed team has more than five decades of experience handling all types of personal injury cases, including those involving the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority.

Having settled hundreds of MBTA cases, our team is can help to assist you in your personal and financial recovery after your accident, no matter what the circumstances were in your case. We can even send I a team of accident reconstruction professionals if proving your injury is difficult-we have a number of resources at our fingertips to help settle your case. If you or a loved one was the victim of an MBTA accident, do not hesitate to contact one of our experienced MBTA Accident Attorneys. Our attorneys are available around the clock to answer any questions you have about your case, and initial consultations are completely free and confidential.

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