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Train and SEPTA Accidents

Philadelphia has an extensive public transportation system operated by the Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority, or SEPTA. SEPTA operates several different types of mass-transit systems, including buses, subways, trolleys, and rail system. When trains operated by SEPTA are involved in accidents, the damage caused and injuries sustained by both commuters and others can be extremely serious. Fortunately for victims of SEPTA train accidents, Pennsylvania law allows those injured by negligence to recover by filing a personal injury lawsuit against the party or parties that caused or contributed to an accident. Because being involved in an accident with a public bus can raise very complicated legal issues, it is important for anyone who has been involved in a bus accident to consult with an experienced Pennsylvania personal injury attorney as soon as possible. Personal injury claims in Pennsylvania are governed by a strict statute of limitations, meaning that there is a limited amount of time in which an injured person can bring a claim. The attorneys of The Levin Firm are dedicated personal injury advocates who work hard to get each client we represent the compensation they deserve.

Helping SEPTA train accident victims recover

Train accidents can cause a wide variety of injuries, ranging from minor cuts and scrapes to more serious injuries that can result in long-term medical complications. Because people commuting on trains are often required to stand or do not have access to seatbelts, they are particularly prone to injury in the event of an accident. Determining what caused a train accident is essential in establishing legal liability, and there are many different potential causes of train accidents. Some of the more common include the following:

  • Poorly maintained tracks
  • Operator error
  • Defective train signals or gates
  • Defective train cars
  • Other vehicles being on the train tracks
  • Pedestrians or bicyclists
  • Debris on the train tracks
  • Negligent operation of the train
  • Overloaded train cars
  • Faulty train equipment

People injured in train accidents can include both people on the train and people struck by the train or otherwise affected by an accident. The best way to determine whether you have a claim is to have the circumstances of the accident in which you were involved reviewed by an experienced train accident attorney as soon as possible after an accident.

Contact a train and SEPTA accident attorney today for a free consultation

If you or a loved one has been injured in a train accident, you may be entitled to substantial compensation. Train accident cases often implicate complicated legal and industry-specific issues that are best handled by an attorney that understands train accident cases and has experience representing people injured by commuter trains. The lawyers of The Levin Firm have the legal skill and experience necessary to effectively represent you in your SEPTA train accident case, and work tirelessly to ensure that you receive the best possible outcome. To schedule a free consultation with one of our attorneys, call us today at (215) 825-5183 or complete and submit the contact form available above.

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