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SEPTA Bus Accident Lawyer

Last year, there were over 700 commercial bus accidents in PA, of which many were SEPTA accidents. SEPTA is the major Philadelphia metropolitan authority that operates 1400 buses, has 121 bus routes (plus 50 school trips), and serves about 4.2 million people in and around Philadelphia. SEPTA serves Philadelphia County, Delaware County, Bucks County, Montgomery County, Chester County, but most of its bus routes are in the City of Philadelphia.

SEPTA accidents involve not only other motor vehicles. There are several tragic cases where pedestrians have been reported as victims. Due to the fact that SEPTA buses are so big, and are responsible for carrying immense loads, accidents involving these types of vehicles tend to be quite severe. This means that people are much more likely to sustain serious, life-threatening injuries.

When several passengers are injured in a SEPTA bus crash, they may want to seek legal representation from an experienced Pennsylvania bus crash attorney. However, to recover damages, it is not necessary to hire the same personal injury attorney the other passengers chose if you are not satisfied with the litigation strategy of the firm or for any other reason. You do not have to join a class action lawsuit and can file a separate claim. You can choose an attorney whom you trust to best represent your interests against SEPTA, its insurance company and all other responsible parties.

The Lassen Law Firm focuses on helping victims of bus accidents recover the highest compensation available to them under the law. As busing has become more popular and the number of bus passengers has increased, so too has the number of SEPTA bus accidents.

It is important to remember that a SEPTA bus accident may be time barred if the notice of claim is not filed within a very short time period, thus, it is a wise idea for him/her to hire an experienced Pennsylvania bus accident attorney so it gets done immediately. The Lassen Law Firm urges you to contact a diligent, personal injury attorney to discuss your claim.

SEPTA Trolley Accident Lawyer

SEPTA trolley accidents occur every day. Trolleys have become a very popular method of transportation for many people. People enjoy taking the trolley because it is very convenient and it helps them avoid crowded highways and traffic in general. The Lassen Law Firm, Pennsylvania personal injury lawyers, handles numerous SEPTA trolley crashes.

If a passenger dies in an accident, his or her spouse, children, or parents may file a wrongful death action to recover medical and funeral expenses, as well as the value of financial contribution the family would have received from the decedent had he or she not died as a result of SEPTA's negligence.

In addition, the executor of the estate may bring a survival action against SEPTA to get financial compensation for pain and suffering of the decedent from the time of the injury until the death. Cases are often complicated and require the expertise and competence of a reputable law firm. The Lassen Law Firm focuses its time and recourses on helping people injured in a SEPTA accident recover money damages allowed to them under Pennsylvania law. Call The Lassen Law Firm today for your free consultation.

Recent SEPTA Accidents in Pennsylvania

  • Van and SEPTA trolley crashed at Baltimore Ave and 55th Street, and trolley passengers taken to HUP
  • There was a fatal SEPTA train accident in Northeast Philadelphia close to Indian Queen Ln.
  • A man was killed when his Kia which was stopped on the tracks was struck by a train in Hatboro.
  • At 11th and Vine in Philadelphia's Chinatown area. The SEPTA crash was one in which a Mazda ran through a red traffic signal, and more than twenty people were injured on the vehicle, and two people were injured from the car that crashed into the bus.
  • At North 22 Street and Ben Franklin Parkway in Philadelphia, a car ran through a red traffic control signal and collided into the front of the SEPTA bus.
  • A thirty-five-year-old woman crashed into a SEPTA trolley in Philadelphia's Fishtown area at Frankford and Delaware Ave. 7 people were evaluated at the local hospital.
  • A SEPTA bus struck a van in South Philly with eight people sustaining injuries.
  • A truck hit a SEPTA bus in the rear in the Germantown section of Philadelphia, and sixteen people sustained minor injuries.
  • A bus driver killed a pedestrian in the Frankford area of Philadelphia, and the victim was transported to Hahnemann Hospital but was dead on arrival.
  • A car stopped on the tracks and was hit by a SEPTA train at the Warminster crossing.
  • A box truck and a SEPTA bus were in a crash on Route 1 in which the bus hit the truck from the rear. Out of the twelve passengers on the bus, six went to the hospital to be treated for their injuries.
  • SEPTA bus accident at Township Line/State Rd in Upper Darby. The bus struck a Jeep in the rear, and three out of the nine bus passengers were transported to Delaware County Memorial Hospital.
  • Seven people were injured in Philadelphia when a bus failed to yield on a turn, sending the injured victims to Hospital of University of Pennsylvania, HUP, for treatment.
  • A SEPTA bus accident on Broad Street in Philadelphia sent 8 people to Temple Hospital for medical treatment.

The Lassen Law Firm only deducts a low 29% contingency fee, not the standard 40-45% like other firms. We serve ALL of Pennsylvania. We can sign you up over the phone and start working on your case today.

SEPTA bus accidents happen. Even when everything seems to go as it is planned, mistakes happen and people get hurt. In most cases, SEPTA bus accidents in Philadelphia are preventable.

One important step in pursuing a SEPTA bus accident is having your lawyer send a notice of claim within 6 months. Many personal injury lawyers either don't know about this step, or fail to do it. These lawyers sabotage many of their client's claims, as they did not send proper notice to SEPTA. This is one of the reasons you need a SEPTA accident lawyer. Luckily, our attorneys know how to get you compensation from SEPTA, and know how to get you maximum compensation. It is not an easy process to deal with SEPTA, but we have handled hundreds of SEPTA accident claims.

Why do SEPTA bus accidents occur?

SEPTA bus accidents can occur for many reasons. You may have heard a news report about any one of these types of incidents.

  • People being hit by a SEPTA bus as they wait at the bus stop
  • SEPTA bus accidents involving passengers who are hurt when a bus doesn't stop properly
  • Accidents when a SEPTA bus collides with other vehicles on the road
  • SEPTA buses that crash due to driver intoxication, texting, recklessness or negligence
  • SEPTA buses that crash into each other causing injuries to passengers

There are hundreds of injuries each year. Most of these are small and result in no long-term damage or injury to the individual. Other cases are much more serious, often leading to significant, and long term losses.

Have you been injured in a SEPTA bus accident?

One of the most important components to pursuing any type of claim against SEPTA is to show that you suffered some type of loss. There are many types of losses, and any type can be compensated financially in cases in which negligence occurred. This may include:

  • Wrongful death - when an individual is killed as the result of negligence
  • Medical bills for injuries
  • Lost wages due to injuries or inability to work
  • Pain and suffering
  • Long term medical needs

If you've suffered any of these losses, it is best to talk to one of our SEPTA bus accident lawyers today to find out if you have a case. SEPTA bus accidents happen for a variety of reasons, but because of the the large size of these buses, damages can be significant.

Do I Have a SEPTA Accident Case?

Every case is different. For that reason, if you feel you were injured in a SEPTA bus accident, it is best to speak to one of our SEPTA accident attorneys who can evaluate your claim.