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
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
- 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
- Accidents when a SEPTA bus collides with other vehicles on the road
- SEPTA buses that crash due to driver intoxication, texting, recklessness
- 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.