Boston Bus Accident Attorney
Colliding with a bus can be a traumatic experience, and if you have been injured in a bus accident recently, contact a Boston bus accident attorney today at Kelly & Soto Law. In 2009, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration estimates that 221 bus accidents caused fatalities. Of those 221 accidents, 89 were school buses, 38 were inter-city buses, 77 were transit buses, and 17 were others. It is not difficult to imagine these accidents in Massachusetts, especially Boston. The MBTA estimates average weekday passenger volume at greater than a million individuals.
An unfortunate result of the increased demand for public transportation is the increased risk of injury. Hundreds of individuals riding public transportation are injured in Massachusetts each year. If you, or a loved one, have been injured as a result of a bus accident, call our attorneys today. Our team is experienced in personal injury law and can get you, or your loved ones, the settlement or court verdict they deserve. We will not allow insurance companies take advantage of your situation. From our first interaction with your case, we demand they treat your situation appropriately.
Because buses are large in size, they carry a tremendous amount of force when they hit another vehicle, bicyclist, or pedestrian. As a result, those parties injured in a bus accident can very often suffer catastrophic or serious injury. Common injuries include:
- Traumatic Brain Injury
- Broken or Fractured Bones
- Soft Tissue Injuries
- Knee or Shoulder Injuries
- Spinal Cord Injuries
- Burn Injuries
Buses make up a specific class of vehicle in Massachusetts. Most frequently, these vehicles in and around Boston and Massachusetts are classified as “common carriers.” This classification imposes a heightened duty of care on the drivers of these vehicles. Generally, common carriers owe this heightened duty to those individuals riding on the bus, other vehicles on the road, and the general public.
The medical costs associated with a serious injury can be exorbitant. At Kelly & Soto Law, our attorneys will begin working immediately to ensure your medical expenses are covered. In addition, we will not rest until we have secured you maximum compensation for your lost wages and lost future earning capacity, replacement services, and pain and suffering. If you have been the victim of a serious accident, you will need an attorney that is familiar with these cases. The lawyers at Kelly & Soto Law can help you through this difficult experience and are experts in this area of law.
After being retained, our team conducts all-encompassing accident scene investigations and will get to the bottom of who is liable for your injuries. In the event the operator of a commercial bus was at-fault, there is likely a large insurance policy responsible for paying those who were injured. Though bus accidents can be caused by a plethora of reasons, they occur most frequently as a result of:
- Inattentive Driving
- Fatigue or Falling Asleep While Driving
- Driving Under the Influence of Drugs or Alcohol
- Inadequate Training
- Poor Weather or Road Conditions
- Failure to Yield the Right of Way
Kelly & Soto Law represents clients in and around Boston and Massachusetts. Most frequently, we represent clients from Boston, Dorchester, Quincy, Mattapan, Lowell, Salem, Brockton, Roxbury, Jamaica Plain, Brookline, Somerville, Cambridge, Arlington, Chelsea, Everett, and many more.
If you, or a loved one, have been the victim of a bus accident, contact the injury attorneys at Kelly & Soto Law to schedule a consultation. Our lawyers would be happy to travel to a place convenient for you to perform this service and we regularly conduct off-site consultations in homes, apartments, coffee shops, or restaurants to make our client’s lives a bit easier. If you have been injured as a result of another’s negligence, call us today at 617.807.0855 or fill out the free consultation form.