Philadelphia SEPTA Accident Lawyer
Were you injured in a SEPTA bus, trolly, or train accident, or injured as a pedestrian? Are you looking for the best Philadelphia SEPTA accident lawyer to handle your personal injury claim? If you have been injured in a SEPTA accident, your claim will be against a government agency. Fox Law understands the unique requirements in filing a claim or lawsuit against a federal agency such as SEPTA.
A SEPTA accident attorney experienced in claims against a federal agency is critical to the success of your case.
Choosing a SEPTA accident attorney who is experienced in filing claims and/or lawsuits against a federal agency is critical to the success of your SEPTA injury claim. Fox Law has an excellent success rate of recovery for our clients in their claims against SEPTA. Our Philadelphia SEPTA accident lawyers understand the unique requirements involved in your SEPTA accident claim.
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As a Philadelphia law firm, we understand the Philadelphia transportation system, including the Philadelphia SEPTA system.
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CLAIMS AGAINST A FEDERAL AGENCY
SEPTA Federal Agency Regulations
Long-distance buses are regulated by the same federal agency that handles commercial trucking, and are subject to strict regulations. Local public transit buses such as SEPTA and school buses are usually operated by a government agency and required to follow the same laws. When transportation agencies such as Amtrak or SEPTA break these laws and cause a serious bus, trolley, or train accident, passengers can sue for their negligence.
Suing A Pennsylvania State or Local Agency
Suing a Pennsylvania state or local agency is more complicated than suing a private business. SEPTA has additional requirements when filing a claim. It is important that Philadelphia SEPTA Accident Lawyers are familiar with the unique requirements when filing a SEPTA bus, trolley, or train accident claim. For example, it is important that SEPTA be put on notice of your claim within 180 days (6 months) of the accident. The Pennsylvania statute of limitations is 2 years, as in any other lawsuit, but when you sue SEPTA, just as is any case where you are suing the City of Philadelphia, you must put SEPTA on notice of your claim within 6 months of your injury, or your claim could be precluded.
SEPTA Strongly Defends Bus, Trolley, and Train Accident Claims
SEPTA has their own law department that strongly defends personal injury claims made against SEPTA. The attorneys in the department are very experienced and go to great lengths to challenge your claim. In other words, SEPTA will not settle their cases without doing their due diligence.
Over the years, due to numerous fraudulent claims, SEPTA installed cameras in all of their busses and trains and trolleys. Installation of the cameras both helps and hurts SEPTA. The cameras can prove that an accident was minor and therefore, injury should be minimal, or it can prove that someone was really injured from an accident.
PIP Benefits Available through SEPTA
If you are injured on a SEPTA bus, trolley or train, and you do not own your own vehicle, you can be eligible for PIP benefits (Personal Injury Protection Medical Benefits) through Septa for up to $5,000.
Philadelphia Public Transportation Personal Injury Statistics
SEPTA busses, trains, and trolleys are a common form of public transportation in Philadelphia. The Southeast Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA) operates hundreds of buses, trolleys, and trains daily. In addition to these, there are chartered buses, and thousands of children ride on school buses each day. Statistics show travel by public transportation is very safe in Philadelphia. But when a bus, trolley or train accident does occur, the result is often very serious injury. Bus accidents may also be more severe than car accidents because buses are not often equipped with seat belts.
The most common types of SEPTA Bus, Train, and Trolley Negligence
- Driver negligence
- Defective equipment
- Improper bus maintenance
WE MAKE A RECOVERY FOR YOU OR IT'S FREE.
No case is too big or too small for an evaluation. Fox Law welcomes the opportunity to represent you. Call us today for a prompt and free consultation regarding your personal injury case. During your consultation, your case will be discussed and the facts will be reviewed and evaluated.
If Fox Law accepts your case, it will be handled on a contingency fee, which means you pay nothing out-of-pocket. We carry all of the costs and assume all of the risks when we accept your personal injury claim.
Fox Law welcomes you to contact us.
Where we serve: Center City Philadelphia, Northeast Philadelphia, Bucks County, Chester County, Delaware County, Montgomery County, Allentown, Lehigh Valley, and Reading Pennsylvania.
We are available to meet with you at our Philadelphia office. We also make house calls when necessary.
Our Philadelphia office is conveniently located at Two Logan Square in Center City Philadelphia.
Accessible by walking, bus, train or driving. A parking garage is attached to the building.
Prefer to meet us near Northeast Philadelphia?
We offer free consultations near Northeast Philadelphia by appointment at our conveniently located consultation office in Jenkintown located at 610 Old York Road, Jenkintown, Pennsylvania.
Located in the heart of Jenkintown, adjacent to the SEPTA Noble Train Station and SEPTA bus commuter service stop in front of the building.