When you step aboard a public transit bus, trolley or train,
you are placing you and your loved ones’ safety into the hands of a
SEPTA driver. It is then that driver’s responsibility to follow protocol,
maintain a safe environment, and keep you from harm.
On an average weekday, over one million passengers rely on the Southeastern Pennsylvania Transit Authority (SEPTA) to deliver them safely to their final destination. That is an enormous responsibility, and mistakes do happen. When an accident occurs, the legal system in Pennsylvania ensures that the responsible party bears the financial burden of all passengers and their families. This helps you recover from any mental, physical, and emotional injuries you sustained in the accident.
SEPTA accidents have involved other vehicles, as well as
pedestrians. Due to the large size of these buses, the injuries sustained by
passengers but particularly victim can be substantial. We can help you receive
the remuneration you deserve.
Whether you were inside or outside of a SEPTA bus, Cataldi & Associates can represent you and argue your claim in court. Often, clients come to us with the misunderstanding that they must hire the same attorney that other passengers have chosen. You have the right to choose the attorney you trust will best represent your interests against SEPTA and all responsible parties.
When the passenger of a SEPTA train, bus, or trolley dies as the result of an accident, we recommend the family of the victim file a wrongful death action. Through the courts, full remuneration can be awarded to the family, covering all medical and funerary expenses, in addition to the full financial contribution of the family member if the accident had not occurred.
It is important to act quickly to file notice of claim for SEPTA accidents because the claim can be time barred within a short period of time. If you have been the victim of a SEPTA accident, please give our law offices a call so we can help you get your case on track.