Respected Philadelphia Bus Accident Attorney – SEPTA Injury Claims
Every year in Pennsylvania, about 500 commercial bus accidents occur, along with nearly 400 school bus accidents. All told, at least 1,000 bus accidents occur in Pennsylvania in the average year – about three a day. Thankfully, nine out of ten passengers suffer no injury from these accidents. That still leaves hundreds of injured bus accident victims a year and, tragically, several deaths.
If you are one of the ten percent of bus accident victims who suffered injury, you could have an uphill battle facing you as soon as you seek compensation for your losses. Filing a claim against the local government, for example, involves special considerations – lots of red tapes, restrictions on what types of claims are eligible for compensation, and limitations on the number of damages you are entitled to. To help navigate this complicated process you need an experienced Philadelphia bus accident attorney that is knowledgeable about SEPTA injury claims.
Act Decisively and Quickly to Preserve Your Claim
Your choice of Philadelphia bus accident attorney is likely to be the most important decision you make in your case. Remembering this principle is never more important than when you are attempting to squeeze compensation out of a stingy, taxpayer-funded government bureau. With 22 years of personal injury experience under my belt, I know how these people think, and I know how to handle their evasive stonewalling.
The second most important factor in winning your case is the speed with which you take action. When you file against the government, filing deadlines are considerably shorter. If you were in a multi-victim accident, it becomes important to know that SEPTA, for example, is limited to $1 million in aggregate compensation per accident. If you file your claim too late, you could end up with little or nothing.
Representing Injured Victims is 100 Percent of My Practice
Some personal injury law firms treat their practices like a buffet – they dabble in a large variety of different fields of law, from personal injury to corporate law to litigating tax disputes, for example. I am not a “jack of all trades” myself. I specialize in only one field of law – helping victims of personal injury recover the compensation they deserve for the suffering they endure.
My Clients Say…
Jeffrey’s work is without question superior, and his attention to detail is spectacular. I would absolutely recommend him. – Thaddeus
I was hit from behind. The Ins. Company was giving me a hard time. I called Jeffrey and he figured the problem out in an hour. The police officer gave me the wrong numbers for the police report. Awesome job!!!! – Jamie
Other Types of Personal Injury Cases I Handle
Car Accidents: Seldom does a car accident “just happen.” Most are the result of texting and driving, DUI, careless driving, or aggressive driving habits. In too many of these cases, the injured party was not even the one whose misconduct caused the accident. You don’t have to just grit your teeth and bear it – legal remedies are available.
Motorcycle Accidents: Motorcycles can be thrilling to ride, fun to own, and a real gas saver to drive. However, due to their weight, size, and structure, motorcycles are also more dangerous to operate than many other vehicles on the road. In fact, motorcycle riders are considerably more likely to have catastrophic or fatal injuries in a traffic accident than those traveling in a vehicle such as a car or truck.
Bicycle Accidents: When you think about it, it’s not surprising that bicycles are the most vulnerable vehicle on the road. In fact, bicycle accidents tend to be at least as deadly as motorcycle accidents. The primary cause of bicycle accidents is motorists who don’t see them because they simply aren’t looking out for them.
Truck Accidents: Commercial truck drivers are required to carry Commercial Driver’s Licenses, and these drivers are far more heavily regulated than other drivers. When a truck accident can be traced to a violation of one of these regulations, liability is a common result. In some cases, it is possible to join another party, such as the trucking company, as a second defendant.
Medical Malpractice: Doctors and other health care providers often function as God-like figures because we sometimes have to place our lives in their hands. Unfortunately, medical malpractice is far more common than any of us would like it to be. Skilled legal assistance is often needed to win a medical malpractice claim, due to the scientific complexity of so many of them.
SEPTA Accidents: The Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA) operates buses, trolleys, and trains throughout Greater Philadelphia. Although accidents are not terribly common in comparison with passenger miles, when they do happen they often involve large groups of victims. Filing a claim against SEPTA involves bureaucratic procedures that don’t apply to most defendants.
Slip and Fall Accidents: Slipping on a banana peel may draw laughs in a film or TV show, but in real life, slip and fall accidents are anything but funny. In terms of serious injury, elderly people are disproportionately represented. If you are injured in a slip and fall accident while a guest on someone else’s property, including a private business, you may be entitled to compensation.
Dog Bites: A vicious dog is a danger to society. Even a gentle dog, however, may be capable of an unexpected attack that can cause serious injury and perhaps a lifelong fear of dogs. Pennsylvania dog owners are considered responsible for the actions of their dogs, even if they had no reason to know of the dog’s aggressive tendencies.
Wrongful Death: A wrongful death lawsuit is designed to compensate the close relatives of someone who died as a result of someone else’s misconduct. Although a wrongful death claim can arise from criminal behavior, that is not required to trigger liability. Like personal injury claims, wrongful death damages can include compensation for both economic and psychological losses.