SEPTA Rail and Bus Accidents
Philadelphia SEPTA Rail Accident Lawyers
Providing public transportation to more than 5 million people and service to five counties around Philadelphia, the Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA) is an integral part of many Pennsylvania residents’ lives. When a bus makes a sudden stop, a train or trolley derails, or any other mass transit accident happens, SEPTA may be held liable.
Filing a claim for injury in a SEPTA bus or train accident requires speed and specialized skill.
At Silvers, Langsam & Weitzman, P.C., home of MyPhillyLawyer, our Philadelphia SEPTA rail accident attorneys have handled hundreds of mass transit accident claims. We are uniquely familiar with the claims and litigation personnel who are your opponents to fair compensation. Contact our Philadelphia SEPTA rail accident law firm to learn how we can protect your rights.
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Understanding SEPTA Compensation Limits
In SEPTA bus, train, subway, rail and trolley cases, there are severe limits to the amount of compensation available to victims. SEPTA is a commonwealth agency protected by the Sovereign Immunity Act and its damages are limited to $250,000 in favor of any one claim and $1 million total per accident, regardless of the number of accident victims.
Once this money has been divided up, no more claims can be paid, even if the accident resulted in dozens or hundreds of catastrophic injuries or fatalities. You need an attorney who can act quickly to ensure your claim is one of the first considered for compensation.
There are other limitations in claims against SEPTA that do not apply to other property owners. The Sovereign Immunity Act is different from the Political Subdivision Tort Claims Act, which applies to the city of Philadelphia, and provides a $500,000 cap on the cities’ damages. Your attorney needs to understand the differences between these acts and ensure that correct claims are filed against the proper parties.
At MyPhillyLawyer, we have experience serving people who were injured in SEPTA accidents throughout the Philadelphia area, including Bucks County, Chester County, Delaware County, Montgomery County and Philadelphia County. We have a comprehensive understanding of the laws. We can help ensure you receive financial damages for your injuries and suffering.
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Call MyPhillyLawyer toll free today at 866-920-0352 or contact our Philadelphia SEPTA rail accident attorneys directly to schedule a free consultation. Learn how we can help file a strong and persuasive accident injury claim against SEPTA.
If we fail to recover compensation in your SEPTA bus, trolley, rail, train or subway accident lawsuit, you owe us nothing.