The sudden nature of a motor vehicle accident makes recovering from physical injuries very challenging on top of emotional trauma and mounting medical bills as well as other financial consequences. It is difficult enough to cope with injuries, but it is important for an accident survivor or their loved one to also consider taking legal action to seek compensation.
At Reiff & Bily, our skilled personal injury lawyers have a long history handling cases involving public mass transit vehicles. We are known for helping victims of bus accidents, train accidents, and trolley accidents in and around Philadelphia. For over three decades, our renowned law firm has stood up to major corporations, big insurance companies, and other entities that put profits ahead of safety at the cost of our clients’ well-being. We aren’t afraid to stand up for your rights and we have the resources and experience to obtain successful results. If you or a loved one has been hurt in a Philadelphia mass transit crash, please contact us at (215) 246-9000 for a free and comprehensive consultation.
What to do After a Public Mass Transit Accident
Philadelphia has an extensive public transportation network run by the Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA). The public transit service includes subways, trolleys, buses, and regional rail lines.
While public transportation services are concentrated within Center City, there are transportation options in the surrounding areas and suburbs as well. These services are generally safe, but there are cases every year in which a public mass transit accident results in devastating injuries.
The aftermath of a mass transit accident can be chaotic and confusing because of the number of potential victims. It is important to take notes regarding where you were sitting and what you remember and when the accident happened. Write down the bus number, the information for the drivers involved, and the insurance information of the parties responsible for the crash.
It is also helpful to get your name on the police report and to seek out immediate medical attention. This way you will establish that you were involved in the accident and that you suffered an injury. Last but not least, it is in your best interest to speak with an experienced Philadelphia personal injury attorney.
Our Lawyers Can Help
It is the goal of mass transit companies and insurance corporations to make injury claims go away. They will strive to deny claims or to offer as little compensation as possible so that they can remain profitable. Victims of serious injuries often have it in their best interests to hire an attorney who will fight for their best interests.
Victims of bus, train, and trolley accidents in Philadelphia have the legal right to pursue compensation for all of the losses they suffered in the crash. Damages that can be included in a claim include medical bills, hospitalization costs, lost wages, lost future earnings, pain and suffering, property losses, and other related damages. A skilled attorney can review the circumstances of the crash to help a victim calculate the potential value of his or her claim.
Contact Us Today for a Free Consultation
The knowledgeable Philadelphia public mass transit accident lawyers at Reiff & Bily have been helping injured victims of traffic accidents since 1979. We know how important your case is – you only get one shot at justice and we aim to make it count.
If you have been injured as a result of a mass transit accident, please call our offices for a free, no-obligation consultation at (215) 274-0072.