Using SEPTA is an excellent way to save money on transportation, decrease your carbon footprint on the environment and relax while traveling from one location to another. The moment you step onto a SEPTA bus you are entrusting the driver as well as the vehicle to help you arrive safely to your destination. There are simply too many SEPTA bus accidents each year that result in serious injuries to passengers. If you have been injured while riding a bus, you may be entitled to compensation for your injuries.
Common Causes of SEPTA Bus Accidents
When SEPTA bus accidents occur they are usually serious and potentially deadly due to the size of the bus and speed at which they travel. It is common for passengers who are victims of SEPTA bus accidents to sustain serious and permanent injuries due to the impact as well as being tossed around at the time of the collision. Some of the most common causes of SEPTA accidents include:
· Driver negligence, including the inability to adequately operate the bus and/or not paying attention while operating the vehicle. Bus crashes also often occur due to the driver falling asleep or speeding.
· Poor quality roads and insufficient road protection, such as improper signage and/or missing guardrails.
· Defective products, such as tires
· Mechanical errors, such as engine parts that are poorly maintained and/or repaired.
· Defects of the vehicle, such as a tire blowout or brake failure.
Bus Accident Injuries
Injuries sustained from a bus accident may include physical and or emotional injuries. Some of the most common physical injuries include damages to the spine, bone fractures, severe cuts, bruises and damages to tendons and ligaments. Serious accidents can result in permanent scarring and/or disfigurement from burns, facial fractures and/or scrapes. In many situations, surgery is required to repair the damages. Emotional injuries as less noticeable than physical injuries; however, they can be as devastating and difficult to live with. It can be absolutely horrifying to be trapped inside of a bus that has crashed. Many bus accident victims are surrounded by other passengers who are seriously injured, which typically triggers panic and being unable to escape the scene increases the emotional trauma. It is common for victims of a bus accident to experience difficulties sleeping, concentrating and moving on with daily living due to the memory of the accident.
Bills and Other Losses
As a victim of a bus accident you may experience significant financial losses, including current and future financial difficulties. The medical bills can be extreme, especially if the injuries require surgery and long-term treatment or therapies. In many situations you will be required to pay insurance deductibles and/or co-pays if you submit your injuries to your insurance company. If you did not have medical insurance at the time of the accident, you may be forced to pay out-of-pocket for medical treatments and prescriptions. One of the most devastating financial costs resulting from a bus accident may include lost wages. If you were injured and unable to work or become permanently disabled as a result of the accident, it can have a significant impact on your finances in the future.
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