Pennsylvania Mass Transit Accidents
Countless residents in the Keystone State rely on public transportation to get them to their destinations. Whether it is a daily commute to work or school, or a single ride as part of a day of leisure, the entities that operate the buses, trains, and shuttles that carry passengers have an obligation to make sure the services they provide are safe for all people who utilize them. Some of the mass transit operations in Southeastern Pennsylvania include:
- Community Transit of Delaware County
- Partnership Transportation Management Association of Montgomery County (PTMA)
- Port Authority Transit Corporation (PATCO)
- Red Rose Transit Authority
- Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA)
A person may sustain injuries if any mass transit vehicle starts or stops suddenly, is involve in a collision, or is negligently maintained. The types of injuries a victim may suffer depends on the type of the accident, but more severe cases can result in tremendous pain and suffering, staggering past and future medical bills, and financial harm caused by past lost wages and future inability to work.
The party who is liable for damages in any mass transit crash or accident will almost always be the company that was providing the public transportation service. Even when such an incident is the result of a single employee’s negligence, the company is responsible for hiring that worker. However, there could be additional sources of recovery, depending on the type of accident and how it was caused.
In any mass transit crash or accident, the entity that is responsible will frequently be prepared to fight having to pay any substantial damages to victims. While a lackluster settlement that does very little for victims could be offered, mass transit companies will frequently be prepared to investigate cases and argue that their employees acted appropriately. In some cases, they may even accuse victims of contributing to their injuries through their own negligence.
Public Transit Accident Attorney
If you were seriously injured or your loved one was killed in a public transportation incident, you should immediately seek the help of the West Chester personal injury lawyers at Ciccarelli Law Offices. We represent clients on a contingency fee basis so you will not have to worry about paying us a dime unless our firm gets you a monetary award.
We help people in Chester County, Delaware County, Montgomery County, Philadelphia County, and Lancaster County. Our mass transit accident lawyers work as a team and will help you understand all of your legal options when you call (610) 719-3190 to arrange a free consultation.