Established safety measures aren’t always enough to prevent catastrophic events
The Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA) is responsible for providing millions of rides each year through various modes of travel, including buses, subways, trolleys and commuter rails. Even with an established safety and plan and program in place, accidents happen and injure many passengers each year. Some of the most common types of public transit accidents involve:
- Pedestrian accidents involving buses and trolleys
- Train derailments
- Malfunctioning doors
- Uneven flooring, loose or broken handrails, slippery floors and inadequate lighting
- Vehicle crashes
Any of these types of accidents has the potential to injure several people with a single incident. By their very nature, large-scale public transportation vehicles are dangerous and must be operated, maintained and repaired in a proper manner to ensure safe operating conditions. Because of their sheer size and power, injuries caused by SEPTA vehicles are typically severe and may include:
- Broken bones
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Amputation of limbs
- Neck and spinal cord injuries involving paralysis
These types of debilitating injuries may require extensive surgeries, long-term hospital stays and physical and occupational therapy. In many cases, victims are unable to return to work for long periods of time and may be unable to ever regain their pre-accident physical capabilities.
If your loved one dies as a result of a SEPTA accident, you may be able to pursue a claim for wrongful death. Compensation for wrongful death claims may include lost wages, medical and funeral expenses and pain and suffering. Typically, all personal injury and wrongful death claims must be filed within two years from the date of the accident.
Ensure Your Rights are Protected: Contact the Philadelphia SEPTA Accident Lawyers at McCann Dillon Jaffe & Lamb, LLC
It is imperative that you seek legal assistance from an experienced Philadelphia SEPTA accident attorney as soon as possible to protect your rights. To schedule a free initial consultation, contact the aggressive personal injury team at McCann Dillon Jaffe & Lamb, LLC at 215-569-8488 or 302-888-1221 or submit an online contact form.