It is not unusual for SEPTA medical expense claims to be filed against this popular public mass transit authority. What is unusual is finding a SEPTA accident lawyer who can win a fair settlement for you.
The Southeastern Pennsylvania Transit Authority (SEPTA) is the nation’s sixth largest public transit system, and it serves almost 4 million people in the Philadelphia, Pennsylvania area with buses, trains, trolleys, and subways. As a result, SEPTA injuries occur all the time as a result of a wide variety of accidents involving these vehicles.
SEPTA accidents fall under the category of personal injury law. Jeffrey Harlan Penneys represents plaintiffs in cases involving SEPTA accidents on ANY of their various vehicles.
SEPTA medical expenses from incurred injuries can be caused by a number of different reasons, including:
- Dangerous SEPTA Construction Sites
- Negligent SEPTA drivers
- Facility maintenance issues
- Faulty Doors
- Quick Starts and Stops
- Derailed Trains and Lightrail Cars
If you have been injured as a result of a SEPTA accident, you may be able to seek monetary damages from the driver or company responsible for the SEPTA accident to help you get the best medical care to recover from your injuries. However, SEPTA’s obligation is to pay medical bills up to $5,000.00. Anything over that amount becomes part of the “special damages” that the at-fault party will be responsible for. At no time if you are involved in a SEPTA accident where another vehicle is involved will YOU be personally responsible for those bills. And if you own an automobile with insurance, THAT insurance company will pay your SEPTA accident-related bills.
A caveat to the obligation of SEPTA to pay your medical bills is if the vehicle is at a complete stop when the accident occurs. This often happens when the SEPTA vehicle is struck by another vehicle. In this scenario, SEPTA is under no obligation to pay your medical expenses, even if you are uninsured and have no way to pay those bills. In this case, the striking vehicle may be responsible for those bills.
Steps to Take if You Are Injured
No matter how insignificant your injury may appear at first, you should report all injuries to SEPTA within 24 hours, and seek medical attention. While many injuries are minor, they may result in high medical bills due to the cost of medical care in the United States. Some injuries from SEPTA accidents can be very serious and can leave you in the hospital and unable to work.
After you are stabilized, you should immediately call us at 1-800-injury-law, before giving any statements to SEPTA. Never admit fault without talking to a lawyer. Larger monetary damages can be awarded to you with the help of a qualified SEPTA medical lawyer to help pay for your accident related SEPTA medical bills as well as:
- Pain and Suffering
- Lost Wages
- Mental and Physical Duress
- Future Expenses
SEPTA Wrongful Death Cases
If the worst case scenario should occur, and a member of your family or a loved one was fatally injured as a result of a SEPTA accident, you may also be able to file a wrongful death lawsuit on their behalf. A SEPTA wrongful death claim may be help you recover monetary damages to pay for medical bills, funeral expenses, or even lost financial contributions.
You don’t want to hire an attorney who is not an experienced Philadelphia wrongful death lawyer because of the complexity of these cases. I have handled many SEPTA cases and many wrongful death cases in Philadelphia throughout my career.
Since SEPTA operations are overseen by the Pennsylvania government, there can be special rules, restrictions, and monetary caps involved in personal injury or wrongful death claims. Experienced SEPTA injury lawyer Jeffrey Harlan Penneys can help you navigate the complex and difficult process of seeking damages for your personal injury.
An experienced Philadelphia injury lawyer, I will help you determine who is at fault for your personal injuries and how much they should be held responsible to compensate you for your SEPTA medical expenses. To learn more about SEPTA accidents, or to file a claim with an experienced personal injury lawyer, please contact me at 800-465-8795 (1-800-injury-law) 24/7, preferably before you are contacted by an attorney representing SEPTA and make a statement that we must later retract.
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