Philadelphia Septa Injury Lawyer
At one point or another, nearly everyone in the Philadelphia metro area has ridden a Septa Bus, Train, or Trolley. Each year for the past 5 years, SEPTA has logged over 300 million trips. According to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, there were thousands of crashes involving buses and large trucks from 2014 to the present.
If you are a frequent rider on SEPTA, there is a good chance you will be involved in some form of crash. If you or a loved one have been and are injured, you should seek representation. At The Law Offices of Greg Prosmushkin, P.C., our lawyers and staff have handled thousands of crashes, some of which involved SEPTA.
What You Need to Know
First, most SEPTA Buses and trains have camera surveillance, so they can see what happens to you, as the passenger, in a crash. At Greg Prosmushkin, P.C., we get that video as part of our representation of you or a loved one.
Second, SEPTA is a common carrier for hire. This means that since we pay SEPTA to transport us, SEPTA must take the utmost care while transporting you or a loved one. Therefore, a SEPTA driver cannot operate his vehicle without taking your safety into consideration first. They are not permitted to put their time schedule ahead of safety. However, drivers do not always have the right priorities in this regard. In fact, if you are a frequent SEPTA Rider, then you know that the operators do not always do the right, safe thing while they are operating their vehicle. This can lead to accidents and injuries that should have been avoided, but for the operation of the SEPTA vehicle by their driver.
Third, coverage against SEPTA depends on whether there is a third party like another vehicle at fault or whether there was an uninsured driver responsible. SEPTA is a quasi-governmental entity, and enjoys some immunity from suit, but not in an accident case. If you are pursuing against SEPTA, then you are capped at $250,000.00, unless it is an uninsured claim. Then you are capped at $15,000.00.
At The Law Offices of Greg Prosmushkin P.C., our lawyers and staff can assist in getting compensation for your medical expenses, wage loss, and pain and suffering. Please Contact Us if you have any questions about your potential claim. The offices are conveniently located in Philadelphia and New Jersey. In addition, consultations about whether you have a claim, or need to make one are completely free. Contact the office today.
This content was written on behalf of Greg Prosmushkin.