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What to Do After a SEPTA Accident

Philadelphia SEPTA Accident Lawyers Discuss What to Do After an Accident

Don’t wait until it’s too late to seek the legal advice and support you need to guide you through a confusing and intimidating process

The Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA) is responsible for servicing and maintaining a variety of public transportation option in Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Montgomery and Philadelphia Counties. SEPTA modes of transportation include:

 

  • Buses
  • Trolleys
  • Trackless trolleys
  • Subways
  • Regional Rail commuter line

Public transportation is often the most economical way to commute for thousands of residents and visitors. SEPTA provides more than 330 million rides annually. Accidents involving mass transit may not be as common as other automobile accidents, but when they occur, they often impact large quantities of people.

If you or a loved one is injured in an accident involving a SEPTA vehicle, it is important to seek advice from an experienced injury attorney that has extensive knowledge regarding the intricacies of pursuing compensation from SEPTA. When accidents occur, SEPTA typically makes a preemptive settlement offer to victims for medical expenses. While this may seem like an ideal solution, the offer is rarely enough to cover the full extent of costs that arise following a serious injury.

Following an accident, it is important to properly document your presence on the transportation vehicle. In the event of an accident, the driver usually provides passengers with a form to complete documenting your presence at the time of the accident. You should retain a copy of this form in addition to providing a copy to SEPTA. It is also extremely important to obtain as many details about the driver and route information as possible. Having this type of verifiable information helps your case move through the legal process more quickly. Witness testimony that corroborates your account of the accident is also helpful. Collecting the names and contact information of other passengers or passerby if possible may be beneficial to proving your claims.

Philadelphia SEPTA Accident Lawyers:  Experienced Legal Representation for Injured Victims

If you sustain injuries as a result of the accident, you should seek medical attention as soon as possible. Proper documentation of your injuries and subsequent treatments is vital to ensuring that you receive proper compensation. At McCann Dillon Jaffe & Lamb, LLC, our experienced team of personal injury lawyers has successfully handled numerous SEPTA accident cases. If you’ve been injured while riding a bus, trolley, subway car or train, call us at 215-569-8488 or 302-888-1221 or contact us online to discuss your options during a free initial consultation with one of our qualified Philadelphia SEPTA accident lawyers.