Experienced Philadelphia SEPTA Accident Lawyer
SEPTA is the most widely known form of public transportation in Philadelphia and its suburbs. SEPTA (Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority) operates buses, trolleys, trains and paratransit vehicles. Buses are treated as motor vehicles under Pennsylvania Motor Vehicle Laws. Trolleys and trains, on the other hand, are not classified as motor vehicles under the Motor vehicle Financial Responsibility Laws of Pennsylvania. What sets this firm apart is that Philadelphia SEPTA accident lawyer, Gary Brod has over 30 years of experience exclusively representing SEPTA riders in bus, trolley train and paratransit accidents. Top rated Philadelphia SEPTA bus accident Attorney Gary Brod has also represented SEPTA bus drivers injured in collisions with other motor vehicles including two fatalities. He has represented many others injured by mass transit but not riding on a SEPTA vehicle who suffered injuries such as pedestrians or occupants of another vehicle involved in a SEPTA crash. Since he has three decades of experience settling SEPTA lawsuits and winning SEPTA cases, Gary Brod is ideally suited to be your SEPTA accident attorney. Philadelphia SEPTA accident Lawyer Gary Brod has extensive experience in successfully resolving through settlement, arbitration and trial over 330 individual cases of those injured on mass transit involving SEPTA bus, train and trolley accidents in Philadelphia and the surrounding suburbs of Montgomery County, Delaware County and Chester County. He has personally represented over 19 Septa operators in various accidents in both Philadelphia and suburbs. Because personal injury attorney Gary Brod has over 30 years extensive experience in litigating and successfully trying SEPTA cases for victims only, he knows what it takes to win top settlements in each of his SEPTA cases.
Our Public Transportation Legal Claims Include:
- SEPTA bus accidents
- SEPTA trolley accidents
- SEPTA train accidents
- SEPTA Market – Frankford line accidents
- SEPTA paratransit accidents and injuries
- SEPTA regional rail lines
Why Go Into Center City?
You want an experienced SEPTA accident law firm but why should that mean you have go downtown? One of our several offices will work best for you or we will come to you if you prefer. We are convenient to all areas of Philadelphia and nearest to Northwest Philadelphia, Lafayette Hill, Chestnut Hill, Mt. Airy, Germantown, East Oak Lane, West Oak Lane, Northeast Philadelphia, Glenside, Jenkintown, Cheltenham and Willow Grove. Our Bala Cynwyd office directly off City Line Avenue is very convenient to many areas including the Main Line, i.e Merion, Merion Station, Haverford, Upper Darby and Havertown as we are close to Route 76 (Schuylkill Expressway) heading east towards center city and south Philadelphia and westbound towards Plymouth Meeting and Valley Forge. We are very convenient to the Philadelphia areas of Manayunk, Roxborough, East Falls, Overbrook Park and West Philadelphia.
We have convenient home and hospital visits at no charge!
Why Put Your Trust In The Brod Law Firm For Your SEPTA Accident Case?
- We Always Put Our Client's Needs First
- Over 30 Years Experience
- 100% of Practice Devoted to Representing Injured Persons Only
- Prompt, Personal Attention
- No Fee Pledge
How do I get My Medical Bills Paid If I'm a Passenger on SEPTA?
Common carriers such as buses, taxis, trains and paratransit vehicles owe their passengers the highest duty of care. A rider on a SEPTA vehicle is owed the highest duty of care under the law governing common carriers. Public transportation is generally a very safe means of travel but collisions can involve serious injuries because of the lack of restraints or seatbelts. When one is a passenger involved in a SEPTA bus or transit accident, the medical bills would be covered by SEPTA if that person did not own a motor vehicle or did not live in a household with a relative who owned a car. This differs from being a trolley rider wherein the rider must pay for treatment of injuries directly with his or her medical insurance. The medical expenses can become very expensive for injured SEPTA riders, which is why The Brod Law Firm in Philadelphia employs SEPTA accident attorneys that work hard to recover damages from SEPTA.
Who is Responsible for Paying My Pain and Suffering Settlement In a SEPTA Accident?
At The Brod Law Firm in Philadelphia, SEPTA bus accident lawyer, Gary Brod successfully litigates and settles SEPTA cases on a routine basis and achieves sizable monetary awards for seriously injured SEPTA bus, trolley and train accident victims. If another party is at fault in a SEPTA accident case, The Brod Law Firm will pursue a pain and suffering case against that party. If SEPTA is at fault SEPTA accident Lawyer Gary Brod will pursue your claim against them and when more than one party is at fault the law of comparative negligence will apply meaning that your pain and suffering money will be paid to you in proportion to the percentage of each party's fault. Contact an experienced SEPTA accident lawyer today to get the compensation you deserve. What sets the Brod Law Firm apart is Philadelphia personal injury lawyer Gary Brod's vast experience of over 30 years exclusively handling SEPTA accident victims cases.
SEPTA Accident FAQ: The bus stopped suddenly and I was injured do I have a case for pain and suffering? It depends on the circumstances. Was there a collision with another vehicle?
Answer: If there was a collision with an object or vehicle, Probably. If there was no collision it depends upon the speed of the Septa bus, trolley or train and the force of the so called jolt. There is a special law when it comes to SEPTA claims without definite evidence of a crash and the bar is raised higher for obtaining an injury settlement. In order to limit lawsuits against SEPTA in those circumstances the "jerk and jolt" case law developed. In other words a Septa accident victim must prove that the jerk and jolt was unusual and extraordinary to recover money for pain and suffering from SEPTA.
Checklist for what to do after your SEPTA accident:
- Take note of where you were seated on the SEPTA vehicle.
- You should be given an information card to fill out after the accident and keep a copy.
- IMPORTANT: If not, you must ask for a card so as to document you were present and injured.
- Take note of the exact location and time of accident and where you were picked up and discharged.
- Write down the Route and Bus number.
- Make a mental note of the name and description of the SEPTA operator.
- Helpful Tip: If you can get names and telephone numbers of others injured~they can be crucial witnesses later on.
- If you feel you were injured it is best to seek medical care immediately by being transported to the hospital.
- Do not speak to anyone or give any statements after this point and contact experienced legal counsel.
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The Brod Law Firm's experienced SEPTA mass transit accident attorneys welcome you to contact our offices at any time. It will not cost a penny to speak to Septa Injury Lawyer Gary Brod who will personally handle your case against SEPTA, nor will it cost you anything up front to retain his services as he carries all costs. In your no obligation consultation your case will be discussed and the facts will be reviewed and evaluated on the spot with an opinion of what we can do for you and your case. We handle SEPTA cases from all over Philadelphia and the surrounding suburbs served by SEPTA.
Contact The Brod Law Firm today to get started on your case. At The Brod Law Firm our personal injury attorneys have exclusively represented injured Septa riders or others injured by a Septa vehicle. Call Gary Brod anytime at 888-435-7946 (888-HELPWIN) for a free no obligation consultation and explanation of your legal rights. We also have the option of an easy online or phone sign-up process and we can begin work today. Our legal advice is always free even if you find you do not have a case.