SEPTA Train Accidents at Fern Rock Transportation Center in Philadelphia

On Friday, October 20, 2017, 6 people were injured in a SEPTA bus accident. This collision involved a SEPTA bus and a car in North Philadelphia.

On the same day, over at Fern Rock transportation center, a man was hit and killed by SEPTA train. 6ABC news reports were very vague and we have no idea what caused this death. Was the train at fault? Was the man who was hit walking the tracks? We aren’t sure, so we we won’t speculate.

This is the same transportation where someone else was hit and killed in May 2016.

Do I need a personal injury lawyer?

After any wrongful death or personal injury, it is wise to consult with an experienced Philadelphia personal injury lawyer.

That’s because:

  • Fast action is needed as the statute of limitations for SEPTA accidents is only 6 months.
  • Pennsylvania has an act called the Sovereign Immunity Act. SEPTA falls under it, and the act limits SEPTA’s financial liability of injury claims to $250,000 per person and caps the expenses to $1,000,000 per accident.
  • Some accidents involving SEPTA overlap into other types of cases.
  • An experienced attorney can look at every option available to get you the maximum amount of compensation available to you for your injuries.

If you have been injured or a loved one was killed by a train, bus or any other type of vehicle in Pennsylvania or south Jersey, contact us today for a free and confidential consultation.