SEPTA & Philadelphia Public Transit Injuries Lawyer
Bus, train, and trolley accidents often involve extremely large amounts of force, even when the public transportation vehicle is not moving at a particularly high rate of speed. In addition, these types of public transportation vehicles rarely come equipped with seatbelts. For these reasons, SEPTA accidents often result in serious, life-threatening, and permanent injuries.
At the Law Offices of Jeffrey H. Penneys, we understand that even low-speed collisions in public transportation vehicles can result in significant injury for passengers and that major crashes may result in multiple fatalities and dozens of injured passengers. If these accidents were SEPTA’s fault, you could be entitled to compensation for your injuries and medical expenses.
The following types of public transportation injuries are common:
- Lacerations, contusions, and abrasions. These can be serious injuries resulting from a large range of public transportation accidents, from slip and falls in subway stations to vehicle collisions.
- Sprains and ligament tears. Joint and ligament injuries can prevent a person from walking, doing their job, and caring for their family, sometimes for weeks or months at a time. Many of these injuries also require surgery and rehabilitation.
- Head injuries and traumatic brain injuries. Even mild concussions, in which a victim never loses consciousness, can leave an injury victim with chronic headaches and long-term disabilities. Severe brain injuries can result in paralysis, coma, or death.
- Neck injuries and whiplash. Neck injuries are especially common in vehicle crashes in which a moving bus or train comes to a sudden stop or collides with another vehicle or object. These painful injuries can result in high medical bills and lost wages.
- Back injuries. Back injuries and spinal cord injuries can be extremely serious and painful, from herniated disks to severed spinal cords. Many back injuries have long-term or permanent consequences.
- Broken bones and fractures. Broken bones take significant time to heal, while fractures can cause long-term health issues. These injuries can also keep you from working and can cause weeks or months of pain.
- Crush injuries and severed limbs. High-speed collisions and pedestrian accidents can result in extremely severe blunt force trauma that could require amputation. Those who suffer crush injuries or severed limb injuries are often disabled for life.
- Fatal injuries. In some cases, the above injuries are so severe that they are fatal. This is especially true of brain injuries, spinal cord injuries, and crush injuries.
SEPTA Injuries & Long-Term Disabilities
When you seek compensation in the wake of a SEPTA accident, you may receive support for more than your current medical bills and lost wages. If your injuries resulted in long-term health problems and permanent disabilities, SEPTA may also be responsible for your future medical costs, loss of earning power, loss of quality of life, and loss of consortium.
Public Transportation Accident Scarring & Deformities
In addition to long-term disabilities, those who suffer physical scarring and deformities can seek additional damages from SEPTA. If your scarring is visible (such as on your face) or if your scarring affects your daily life or career, this will be reflected in the amount of compensation you receive.
Who is Responsible for Your Medical Bills & Injuries?
A serious injury affects every facet of your life, from your physical well-being to your mental health to your career to your family life. In addition, it can wreak havoc on your finances. If you or a loved one have been injured in a SEPTA accident, it is vital that the party responsible for your injury is also responsible for damages.
At the Law Offices of Jeffrey Penneys, we are here to fight SEPTA and secure the compensation that you need and deserve. To learn more about your case, including how much compensation you may be owed, please request a free, private consultation with Attorney Jeffrey H. Penneys. Call our offices today at 1-800InjuryLaw (1-800-465-8795).