Aviation & Mass Transit Accident

You’ve just been involved in an aviation or mass transit accident. After you’ve ensured your personal safety and physical well-being, it’s time to preserve your full legal rights and get the compensation, care and medical benefits you deserve.

Airplane and Public Transportation Accidents

All types of public transportation carriers, ranging from subways to airplanes, report many accidents each year. Many of these accidents are the result of misconduct or negligence by the owners or operators. Others are the result of defective equipment. Whatever the cause, such accidents can result in multiple deaths and catastrophic injuries.

The lawyers at Raipher, P.C. handle injury and wrongful death cases arising from public transportation accidents. We investigate such accidents thoroughly, consulting with our large network of experts and specialists. By determining the cause of the accident and identifying the negligent party, we are able to build a strong case for an injured client.

Examples of Transportation Accidents We Handle

Our attorneys handle cases of injury and death arising from:

  • MBTA subway and trolley accidents
  • Bus accidents involving both city and interstate buses
  • Airplane crashes, including those involving major passenger carriers, corporate jets and cargo planes
  • Commuter train accidents
  • Helicopter crashes
  • Water taxi collisions
  • Slip and falls on train platforms and airports
  • Luggage falling out of overhead bins
  • Crash landings that caused injury
  • Fires on board commercial jets and trains
  • Causes of transportation accidents

Incidents such as these are often caused by:

  • Pilot error
  • Air traffic controller error
  • Flying in bad weather
  • Poorly trained operators
  • Failure to follow rules and regulations
  • Failure to follow prescribed maintenance schedules
  • Failure to obey safety requirements
  • Operating while impaired by drugs and alcohol
  • Defective equipment

How our attorneys can help after a transit accident

Whether you have suffered a soft tissue injury in a slip and fall in an airport or have suffered the wrongful death of a loved one in a plane crash, our attorneys have the knowledge and resources to help. We investigate the accident, consult with our large network of specialists and experts, and develop a theory of the case which is persuasive to juries. As a result, we have obtained many significant verdicts and settlements for clients injured in aviation and mass transit accidents. To get started learning about how we can help you build a winning claim, start with a Free initial consultation.

Here’s What Our Clients Say


Having Attorney Pellegrino and his staff on my side helped me to overcome a very difficult situation. They were well versed regarding the law and helped me make informative decisions. I would definitely recommend his firm to others.

Debra Liptak


Very professional in their approach. They also took the time to explain everything in terms we understood. Also friendly from the start.

Matt H.


Wonderful experience. Treated me with such respect during a difficult time in my life.

Susan Hietnanen

Take the First Step to Get the Largest Settlement and Best Medical Care You Deserve

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Our Offices

Raipher, P.C.
265 State St
Springfield, MA 01103
Phone: (413) 746-4400
Fax: (413) 746-2816

We serve the following localities: Bristol County including New Bedford and Fall River; Essex County including Lynn, Lawrence, and Haverhill; Hampden County including Springfield; Middlesex County including Lowell, Cambridge, Newton, Somerville, Framingham, Waltham, Malden, and Medford; Norfolk County including Quincy and Brookline; Plymouth County including Brockton and Plymouth; Suffolk County including Boston; and Worcester County including Worcester.

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