Philadelphia SEPTA Accident Attorneys

The Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA) is in charge of the public transit systems throughout Southern Pennsylvania, including in major cities like Philadelphia. If you have been hit by a public vehicle, then there is a good chance that it was owned and operated by SEPTA. Filing an injury claim against SEPTA can be difficult due to the resources available to the agency, so you should prepare for anything with a trusted local firm.

Golomb Legal. in Philadelphia is ready to fight SEPTA for you and pursue the full amount of compensation you deserve. Our SEPTA accident lawyers have decades of collective experience to put to good use for you.

We can handle SEPTA accident claims involving the following and more:

  • Trains
  • Subways
  • Buses
  • Trolleys
  • Paratransit vehicles
  • Regional railcars

Please call us at (215) 278-4449 to learn about SEPTA accident claims.

Negligence in SEPTA Accidents

In Philadelphia and the surrounding counties, SEPTA operates more than bus routes. Factoring in the routes of SEPTA vehicles that aren’t buses skyrockets this number. With so many public transit routes being followed and completed each day, it is not a surprise that SEPTA accidents can and do happen.

At Golomb Legal., we can investigate your SEPTA accident to uncover what happened and what went wrong. Oftentimes, an investigation will determine that SEPTA acted with negligence or recklessness in one way or another.

Forms of negligence in SEPTA accidents can include:

  • SEPTA vehicle driver exhaustion
  • Speeding (such as speeding public buses)
  • Poorly maintained SEPTA-managed rails
  • SEPTA vehicle defects like failing brakes

Who is Liable for SEPTA Passenger Injuries?

If you are hit by a SEPTA bus, then it might seem like you should file against the bus driver. However, if SEPTA manages, owns, or operates a public transit vehicle, then SEPTA would be the defendant, assuming that another motorist did not cause the accident.

Three important considerations when filing against SEPTA:

  • Resources: As a public entity, SEPTA has significant resources to defend itself from injury claims and liability. It also has sizeable insurance policies, which means that it could be possible to collect the full compensation owed to you before worrying about insurance cap limits.
  • Regulations: SEPTA drivers and operators, as well as the agency itself, must follow legislative regulations that are designed to keep public transit in the area safe. If a regulation was violated by SEPTA, then it could be used against the defendant and show that they are liable for your damages.
  • Statute of limitations: Claims against a public entity like SEPTA have a limited statute of limitations. You must file an accident notice with SEPTA within 6 months, which is much briefer than the usual statute of limitations for injury claims in Pennsylvania.

Be sure that you work with a law firm that is prepared for these considerations and other complications that can occur in a SEPTA claim. Work with Golomb Legal. first.

Call Our Firm Today to Learn More

Get our Philadelphia SEPTA accident attorneys on your side right away if you were injured by a SEPTA bus, train, etc. We can build your claim, calculate your losses, and pursue compensation in your name. Remember that there is a strictly limited amount of time to start a claim, so don’t delay. Dial (215) 278-4449 right now.

Contact us to schedule a FREE case evaluation with our firm.

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