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Millions of people trust SEPTA trains and buses every day to help them commute. Unfortunately, SEPTA has a history of crashes, accidents, and injuries. The huge number of SEPTA vehicles traveling the Philadelphia region means there’s more opportunity for crashes to occur, and there are new victims of SEPTA crashes every year.

If you or a loved one was injured while riding a SEPTA bus, train, or trolley, or if you suffered from a collision with a SEPTA vehicle you don’t have to take SEPTA on alone. The Philadelphia SEPTA accident lawyers at Thistle Law will use their decades of experience to fight to make sure you receive the compensation you deserve.

If you’re in a serious crash you may need extensive medical attention leading to thousands in medical bills. To make matters worse, you may not be able to work while you recover, putting more strain on your financial situation. If you don’t take the proper steps you may not be able to get the settlement you need to restore your peace of mind.


Over 80 Years Of Personal Injury Case Experience.

We’ve helped our clients receive significant monetary rewards from SEPTA accident cases and bring the same level of tenacity to each of our public transit cases.

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Is SEPTA Always at Fault?

There can be many causes for SEPTA accidents, but many of them are preventable. Many serious accidents occur as a result of errors by SEPTA operators or failures in vehicles that haven’t been properly maintained. Sadly, these failures lead to injuries to passengers riding the vehicles and SEPTA employees, as well as motorists and pedestrians in the vehicle's path.

Serious injuries can also happen at SEPTA station stops and terminals. SEPTA passengers will often report dangerous conditions like crumbling ceilings, loose wires, and leaking drains that aren’t repaired for months. There are many ways SEPTA may be at fault due to negligence.

SEPTA accidents are often dangerous, causing serious injury, suffering, and death. If you or a loved one suffered from an accident with a SEPTA vehicle or at a SEPTA property you need an attorney on your side to fight to get the justice you deserve. Don’t let SEPTA intimidate you into signing away your rights.

What to Do After an Accident With SEPTA?

The most important step to take is to immediately seek medical care. On top of your health and well-being, it’s vital that you seek medical care right away so that there’s a record of your treatment and your injuries right after the crash. This is true even if you don’t think the injuries are that serious.

There are a variety of serious injuries that may be difficult to detect at first without advanced medical equipment and it’s not uncommon for hidden symptoms to flare up weeks or even months after the incident. You want to make sure you have a record tying the injury to the time of the crash.

If you’re in a state to do so, it’s also helpful to collect as many pictures and videos as possible of the crash to add to the evidence in your favor.

After you’ve gotten medical treatment, your next step should be to contact a reputable Philadelphia personal injury attorney. You want to be sure to take this step so you know what options you have. SEPTA personnel or third parties may try to get statements from you and get you to sign contracts that limit the settlement you’re entitled to.

This is especially true because SEPTA is classified as a state agency. That means there are different rules when bringing a case against them than there are in other personal injury cases. If you wait too long, you may not be able to file a lawsuit against them.

Only an experienced SEPTA accident lawyer will have your best interests in mind. We’ve handled hundreds of personal injury cases and can handle all the roadblocks on the way to getting you the compensation you deserve. An attorney will handle all the communication with SEPTA and fight for you and your interests.



Seeking relief after an accident involving SEPTA? The experts at Thistle Law have the decades of experience needed to navigate the complex government agency rules that limit compensation.

We care for all of our clients with compassion and fight with the tenacity to get the justice they deserve. Call (215) 525-6824 or use our contact page to start your free consultation today.

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