Southeast Pennsylvania Transit Accidents
Public transportation in the Philadelphia region is operated by SEPTA, the Southeastern Pennsylvania Transit Authority. The system, which operates buses, subways, trolleys and trains, is heavily used by area residents. The large number of daily passengers make injuries almost inevitable. When those injuries are the result of negligence, the injured party may be able to obtain compensation.
At our Rockledge law firm, the Law Offices of Maribeth Blessing, LLC, we advocate for people who were injured in SEPTA accidents. Our goal is to build strong cases that result in full and fair compensation for people injured in accidents on buses, subways and trolleys.
Causes of SEPTA Accidents
There are countless ways someone could be injured in a transit accident. We have helped people recover compensation after accidents such as:
- Crashes with other vehicles
- Quick stops
- Quick starts
- Malfunctioning doors
Causes such as these result in a variety of injuries, from back injuries to wrongful death.
Lawyers Cannot Build a Case Without Your Help
It is important to have a well-documented case. This process begins right after the accident, when the driver or operator is required to give witness cards to everyone on the bus or other transit vehicle. It is critical that an injured person fill out the card and return it to the driver right away.
It is also important that an injured person seek medical treatment as soon as possible after an accident. Not only will this help the individual heal faster and better, but it will also start building a medical record of the nature, extent and consequences of the injuries.
Investigating the Case
When necessary, we seek out witnesses to the accident and obtain their testimony. This is especially important if the witness card was lost or never completed. Depending on the nature of the accident, we may investigate the driver and determine whether maintenance was performed as required.
Contact a Personal Injury Lawyer
To learn if you have a case after a SEPTA accident injury, contact the Law Offices of Maribeth Blessing, LLC. Your initial consultation is free, and if we take your case, you owe no attorney's fee unless we are able to recover a settlement or jury verdict on your behalf.