The Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA) is our regional public transportation authority in and around Philadelphia. SEPTA operates buses, rapid transit, late rail, commuter rail, and trolleybus services for approximately 4 million people in five counties in and around Philadelphia. However, serious injuries that involve SEPTA vehicles can occur. At Solomon, Sherman, Gabay, Briskin & Sherman, our team is standing by when you need a Philadelphia SEPTA injury attorney by your side. Our lawyers will investigate every aspect of this incident and work to secure full compensation on your behalf.
Injuries that occur due to SEPTA accidents vary widely. In many cases, these injuries occur due to collisions between SEPTA vehicles and passenger vehicles. However, injuries can also occur while a person is on a SEPTA vehicle. Injuries that occur in collisions can include the following:
SEPTA injuries can also occur when any of their railway vehicles derail. A derailment of any type can cause severe passenger injuries.
However, it is not uncommon for us to represent clients who have sustained slip and fall accident injuries that occur due to conditions on a SEPTA vehicle. Injuries can also occur due to faulty seats or railing or some other hazardous condition. Accidents and injuries caused by SEPTA vehicles can occur in a variety of ways, and our team is standing by to help investigate these cases for our clients.
According to Pennsylvania’s Sovereign Immunity Act, SEPTA is generally immune from liability for injuries and damages it causes unless those injuries and damages are caused by:
Due to the complexity of the Sovereign Immunity Act, it is strongly advised that all victims injured in a SEPTA vehicle or due to the actions of a SEPTA operator work with a skilled personal injury attorney in Philadelphia to help them with their claim.
At Solomon, Sherman, Gabay, Briskin & Sherman, our goal is to recover full compensation for our clients. This can include the following:
If you or somebody you care about has been injured due to the careless or negligent actions of a SEPTA operator, contact the team at Solomon, Sherman, Gabay, Briskin & Sherman. for help with your case today. We will not hesitate to stand up to aggressive legal teams or insurance carriers to ensure you receive full compensation for your losses. When you need a Philadelphia SEPTA injury attorney, you can contact us for a free consultation of your case by clicking here or calling 215-665-1100.