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 at the intersection of North 6th and West Berks Street.
Unlike the Norristown SEPTA accident which occurred on August 22, 2017, the injuries sustained in this crash were, thankfully, minor.
According to 6ABC, after the collision, the car which was involved in the bus accident fled the scene.
Do I need a personal injury lawyer to be compensated by SEPTA?
Thankfully in this accident, according to the news, there were no serious injuries or fatalities.
In the event someone does experience a serious injury, they will often be able to obtain more compensation for their injuries with an experienced lawyer than they would without one.
Pennsylvania laws are especially complex as SEPTA falls under an act called the Sovereign Immunity Act. This act limits their financial liability of injury claims to $250,000 per person and caps the expenses to $1,000,000 per accident.
An experienced Philadelphia personal injury lawyer can look at every option available to get you the maximum amount of compensation available to you for your injuries.