Many people across the state of Pennsylvania rely on SEPTA to get them safely from place to place. Fortunately, the SEPTA system is generally a dependable and trustworthy means of transportation. However, there are times where municipalities do not take proper care, and if you have been injured as a result, there is a very good chance you are now seeking financial compensation to help cover the cost of your medical bills, in-home care, lost wages, and more. Please read on and reach out to our experienced Pennsylvania personal injury attorneys to learn more about how we can help.
What are some causes of bus stop or train station accidents?
Oftentimes, when injuries at bus stops or train stations occur, municipalities are responsible. Municipalities must ensure their premises are safe at all times, and when they fail to take reasonable care by, for example, ensuring all weather-related hazards, such as snow and ice, are removed in a timely fashion, people can be seriously injured as a result.
Some of the other most common causes of bus/train station accidents can include poor lighting, preventing individuals from seeing potential safety hazards in front of them, insufficient security, allowing a crime or assault to take place, broken stairwells, defective elevators, escalators, and more. If you have been injured by any of the aforementioned safety hazards, there is a very good chance you will be entitled to financial compensation.
How do I recover financial compensation after an accident?
To recover financial compensation in a personal injury claim, you will have to prove that you were injured as a result of another party’s negligence. Unfortunately, this is oftentimes easier said than done, especially when filing lawsuits against municipalities. To win a personal injury claim, you will need an experienced attorney on your side who is ready to tirelessly collect and present evidence on your behalf.
Generally, the statute of limitations for personal injury lawsuits in Pennsylvania is two years. However, the law is considerably different when it comes to filing personal injury claims against municipalities. In Pennsylvania, individuals must file a Notice of Claim within 6 months of their accident. On the Notice of Claim, those filing must include their name and address, the date, hour, and location of the accident, and the name or address of their physician. If you do not submit a Notice of Claim within 6 months, you will most likely be barred from suing. Our firm is ready to help.
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