Why You Need An Attorney To Help You With a SEPTA Injury Claim
The Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA) provides reliable transportation to five counties in the Greater Philadelphia area. Additionally, the public transit system also connects to systems in Delaware and New Jersey. Annually, SEPTA provides hundreds of millions of rides to individuals traveling throughout these regions of the country.
SEPTA provides its services via several transportation options, such as regional rail, subways, busses, high-speed lines, and trolleys. SEPTA is a critical public transportation service for millions of residents and tourists who use it every year.
While SEPTA is considered a safe form of travel, there are still times when mistakes are made, or malfunctions occur, which can lead to accidents and passenger injuries. If you were injured on SEPTA, then you may be able to pursue legal action for financial compensation for your losses. Since SEPTA is a government entity, obtaining compensation is usually challenging, but an attorney can help. For assistance with a SEPTA claim, you are welcome to call the Philadelphia personal injury attorney at Monaco Law PC.
Benefits of Having an Attorney’s Help with a SEPTA Claim
If you were harmed while riding SEPTA, then you may be able to make a claim. To do so, you will have to connect with the SEPTA Claims Department. It is important to understand your case and what information must be provided. It is imperative that when you communicate with SEPTA, you do so tactfully because you do not want to say something by accident that could harm your chances of recovering compensation.
When speaking with SEPTA, remaining calm and respectful is recommended. Only tell the claims representative what they must know and that you will be seeking legal representation.
Due to the critical nature of filing a SEPTA injury claim and communicating with representatives, it can be incredibly helpful to have an attorney on your side for many reasons, including the following:
- Knowledge of the process and how to prepare a claim
- Knowledge of the information that is required for a claim
- Submitting and verifying the notice for a claim
- Meeting all deadlines so claims are not filed after the statute of limitations
- Valuing one’s claim to understand what it is worth
- Managing communications and negotiations with SEPTA representatives
- Ensuring that offers made by SEPTA are fair and, when they are not, responding appropriately
- Providing legal counsel should a claim turn into a lawsuit
With the help of an attorney, a victim has a greater chance of obtaining fair and full compensation in a settlement with SEPTA. However, when SEPTA is unreasonable and an agreement cannot be made, then an attorney can also litigate a victim’s case in court.
When going up against SEPTA for financial compensation, an attorney is your advocate and will be with you throughout every step of the legal process.
Speak to a Pennsylvania SEPTA Injury Attorney Today
Injuries from SEPTA accidents can be catastrophic and even deadly. When a SEPTA accident happens, and you are harmed, a Pennsylvania SEPTA injury attorney at Monaco Law PC can help. To schedule a free initial consultation, call or text (215) 546-3166 for our office in Pennsylvania.
We are a Pennsylvania public transportation injury law firm serving all of Pennsylvania, but with a concentration in southeast Pennsylvania including Bucks County, Chester County, Philadelphia, Montgomery County, Delaware County and Berks County.