Since SUGARMAN’s beginnings over 50 years ago in Boston, our personal injury lawyers have regularly represented people injured or killed in railroad accidents throughout Massachusetts. Unfortunately, these accidents occur with some regularity, often due to negligence or recklessness on the part of railroad companies and their contractors. The results can be devastating.
The litigation and trial of railroad accident cases is a specialized area of law. Few accident lawyers in Massachusetts have more experience or success in such cases than the lawyers at SUGARMAN. When necessary, our lawyers have taken railroad accident cases to the highest courts in Massachusetts.
Cases involving the MBTA railroad and other railroad companies are governed by a detailed, inter-related set of state and federal statutes and regulations. These laws govern such things as speed, use of signals and horns, staffing of railroad equipment, employee hours, right of way on tracks, ownership and control of tracks and crossings, and behavior at crossings. The laws also dictate when and how claims for personal injuries against railroad companies can be brought.