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Philadelphia Mass Transit Accident Attorneys

Commuters who must ride the train, subway or SEPTA buses to work every day face a unique threat when they board their respective uses of the Philadelphia mass transit system. Daily, they are at the mercy of the heavy machine operators and must trust the drivers to get them to and from work safely. Unfortunately, there comes a time when a mass transit accident occurs. Whether it was the fault of the driver, the vehicle or extenuating circumstances, if you or a loved one have been injured in one of these horrendous accidents you deserve justice and compensation for your injuries. The team of attorneys at J. Fine Law has many years of experience handling mass transit accident cases. Call 267-888-2960, fill out our form or call 1-800-HURT-123 from the scene for a free consultation of your case.

Experienced Lawyers for Mass Transit Accident Cases

Based in Philadelphia, but serving clients throughout Pennsylvania and New Jersey, gives our law firm unique insight into the dangers commuters face when boarding SEPTA, Amtrak or other such forms of mass transit. Throughout our 20 years of experience representing clients involved in train, bus or subway accidents we’ve been able to hold public transportation authorities accountable and recover millions of dollars in settlements. While these cases are not always black & white, our team of lawyers hold the experience, resources and litigation skills to consistently win in the courtroom or settle out of court. At J. Fine Law we protect the rights of our clients and build the strongest case possible to ensure you’re rewarded for your injuries, lost wages, medical bills and future costs related to your accident.

Common Causes of Disastrous Mass Transit Accidents

Every day, over 170,000 workers use public transportation within the city limits of Philadelphia (NBC). While you’d expect the public transportation authority to take all necessary steps to keep you safe, a small mistake, driver negligence or defective part can result in horrendous consequences for commuters. The attorneys at our Philadelphia personal injury law firm typically handle mass transit accident cases due to:

Driver Error: Whether it is the driver of the vehicle or another commuting car, driver errors are the most common cause of a mass transit accident. From distractions caused by cell phones to sleepiness, or being under the influence of drugs, they must be held accountable.

Mechanical Problem: Owners of these mass transportation companies have a responsibility to ensure their buses and trains are in safe working order and properly maintained at all times.

Weather Conditions: The weather can often play a contributing factor in accidents involving vehicles and mass transportation is no different.

Difference Between Auto & Mass Transit Accidents

Accidents that happen in state-owned vehicles (buses, trains, etc.) are much different than auto accidents in privately owned vehicles. Rather than an insurance company handling your claim, if injured during a mass transit incident, you will need to fill out a claim form through the company. You will have to provide a lot of information including:

  • Date and time of accident
  • Location of the accident
  • Route or property where the accident happened
  • Destination of the train or bus
  • Whether the injury happened on the vehicle or the property
  • Since you’ll be dealing with a public entity you must follow strict rules and deadlines for completing the claim and moving forward with the process.

What to do after SEPTA or NJ Transit Accident

The steps taken after an accident on a mass transit bus or train are extremely important to secure any claim in the future. First, you must seek medical attention. You need to have a record of your injuries on file, because the transportation agency will follow up with your physician to confirm your claims. Even if the accident is minor and you do not feel any physical injuries, it is in your best interest to follow up with your healthcare provider as soon as possible.

Next, hire a mass injury accident lawyer for your personal injury case. Our firm will go straight to work investigating the scene, examining the evidence and contacting both your insurance company and the mass transit representative. We will make sure all the paperwork is filled out properly and filed within the set deadlines.

Train, Bus & Subway Transportation Accident Firm

Our mass transit accident firm is available for free and confidential consultations at any of our office locations in Philadelphia, Pittsburgh PA or Cherry Hill, NJ. Further, we are always available to speak over the phone at 267-888-2960. The J. Fine Law team of personal injury attorneys are equipped to handle your case if you’ve been involved in a mass transportation accident. The statute of limitations on these cases is very small; a claim must be filed within 6 months of the accident so there is no time to delay! Contact us immediately to ensure your claim is filed properly and you are rewarded the compensation you deserve for your injuries.

Our law firm specializes in a variety of personal injury cases; if you’ve been hurt in a car accident, trip & fall or Uber ridesharing collision, call J. Fine Law today at 267-888-2960, fill out the form on this website or call 1-800-HURT-123 from the scene. You will speak with one of our lawyers to discuss how our firm can represent you.