Public transportation is a popular mode of travel in Massachusetts. The MBTA confirms average weekday ridership of more than a million people, with slightly less than a third of those riding the roughly 850 buses available for trips in the state each day. As it has in Massachusetts, ridership of public and other buses nationwide has seen an increase. And it’s only logical that increases in the numbers of riders on public transit and other types of buses means a greater likelihood that injuries can occur if those vehicles should become involved in accidents. Government statistics reveal that in the U.S., more than 220 fatal crashes involving buses occur in a year’s time.
If you or someone you care about has suffered an injury or has been killed in a bus accident, you need the advice of a skilled Massachusetts bus accident attorney. The aftermath of any type of vehicle accident can be confusing and frightening. Because so many parties may be involved if a bus belongs to a city, a county, another government entity or a private enterprise, you need the services of an experienced bus accident attorney in order to ensure that your interests and your legal rights are protected.
At the Law Offices of Jeffrey S. Glassman, our bus accident attorneys will act swiftly to make certain that your rights to medical care and compensation for your injuries are secured. Our staff has the legal and medical know-how to assess the circumstances surrounding a bus crash and to fully evaluate the pain, suffering and potentially long-term health consequences that you face. The Law Offices of Jeffrey S. Glassman provide the strong and determined advocates you need ensure that insurance companies are made to pay the full extent of damages applicable in your situation.
Accidents involving public transit buses, tour buses and similar vehicles can occur for many reasons. Drivers may become distracted, or they may be driving while under the influence of substances such as prescription drugs, that can impair their physical or mental abilities. Sometimes the companies or government entities that own buses fail to maintain them to the highest standards. Even if equipment is kept in top-notch condition, road hazards, other drivers and a variety of factors can contribute to the likelihood of a crash.
If you’ve been involved in a bus accident, it is important that you seek medical care. Even if your injuries seem minor, it isn’t unusual to find that the passage of time brings complications. Hours or days later, you may find yourself experiencing physical distress from injuries that went unnoted immediately after a crash.
It’s also important that you not delay when it comes to speaking with a knowledgeable Massachusetts bus accident attorney. At the Law Offices of Jeffrey S. Glassman, our experienced bus accident lawyers can guide you through the steps that need to be taken to assure you of proper medical care and timely inquiries into any claims that need to be filed on your behalf. Laws related to the compensation an individual may be due because of an accident caused by someone else often include specific timelines within which specified actions must be taken. If you fail to act quickly enough, you could lose your right to seek damages, even if a bus driver or owner is careless or negligent. The Massachusetts bus accident attorneys at the Law Offices of Jeffrey S. Glassman can advise you about the laws that apply in your situation. We understand that you’re in pain and worried about missed income if you aren’t able to work. How can you afford expensive medical care? Who will see that your family doesn’t suffer if you aren’t able to support them? Contact the Law Offices of Jeffrey S. Glassman and we’ll see that you get the caring and aggressive representation you need to ensure your own well-being and that of the loved ones who depend on you.
We offer you a free consultation and we charge no fees unless we are successful in recovering compensation for your injuries. Call the Law Offices of Jeffrey S. Glassman at (617) 367-2900.