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College Students Deaths Raise Concerns

Posted By Houston Personal Injury Attorney || 29-Nov-2010

A spate of student injuries at Boston College has the Massachusetts Bay Transit Authority under fire.

The investigation started in April with an auto accident that involved an MBTA trolley and some members of the Boston College hockey team. The investigation has essentially cleared the students of wrongdoing, but the information uncovered has left the MBTA looking for answers. 

The students were not at fault in the incident that became the focus of national media scrutiny. The accident occurred when an SUV filled with BC hockey players collided with a trolley in an April altercation. The in an accident that MBTA quickly blamed the students.

In the car were members of the Boston College hockey team, which had just won the National Championship and were presumed to have been celebrating with alcohol. Reports say police reported alcohol in the vehicle. But at the same time, the MBTA reportedly suspended the trolley driver for two weeks in May after the MBTA determined he was driving over the speed limit at the time of the crash. It was also reported that the student driver was cleared of having alcohol in his system.

In the meantime, the MBTA has also reportedly suspended the driver indefinitely and is pursuing possible perjury charges against him for false depositions given. The investigation continues.

During the investigation, the families of the injured will likely have questions and concerns of impropriety. Survivors' questions need to be addressed by experts. The Doan Law Firm P.C.  has extensive experience in personal injury and accidental death cases and can assist any family suffering loss or injury. Contact the Doan Law Firm, P.C., led by Houston personal injury attorney Jimmy Doan, at 1 Riverway, Suite 1700, Houston, Texas 77056, (713) 869-4747 or (800) 910-FIRM.

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After an accident, the responsible party's insurance company may try to reduce the claim amount. Commonly, insurance adjusters are trained to get information from the injured to assist in reducing the claim. Though some insurers are less guilty of this practice than others, it is important to realize that insurance companies are profit-oriented corporations and reducing claims results in increased profits for shareholders. This can create a situation for the injured in which they are offered a settlement that does not truly reflect the damages suffered. If you accept this settlement, you lose the ability to get more money should your injuries require further medical treatments. It is critical that victims get legal assistance in any personal injury case, and The Doan Law Firm is prepared to fight relentlessly for your rights.

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