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MBTA Bus Accident FAQ

Who is liable for personal injuries caused by train or bus accidents?

Train companies, commuter rail authorities, maintenance companies, design and engineering firms, construction firms, and others may be responsible for accidents arising from train, subway, or trolley collisions or other train accidents. Usually, train operations include large insurance policies or self-insured companies or authorities which are capable of fully compensating train accident victims.

Who pays for my medical bills for injuries sustained in an MBTA accident?

MBTA does not provide Personal Injury Protection to injured individuals, therefore your medical expenses can get paid in a few different ways:

  • Through your motor vehicle policy or the policy of your spouse if different, and/or the policy of a family member that you are related to by blood if they reside with you at the time of the accident.
  • Through your health insurance.
  • All outstanding medical expenses can be paid at the end once the claim has settled.

How can I file a claim for my MBTA accident?

A claim with the MBTA is filed by sending a notice in writing explaining how the accident happened and describing your injuries. Although anyone could file a claim in writing with the MBTA, we strongly advise you to not file the claim on your own. Call Taurus Law Group at 844-2-TAURUS (844-282-8787) to talk to an attorney NOW.

What types of damages are compensable?

Some examples of what you may be entitled to be compensated for if you are injured on a vehicle or property that is either owned or operated by the MBTA include:

  • Medical bills and medical expenses
  • Lost income and wages that resulted from the accident
  • Damage to any property you own (including your car if it was struck by an MBTA car or bus)
  • Pain and suffering that you experienced
  • Nursing care and disability claims
  • Wrongful death cases may involve damages for loss of companionship and loss of support.