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Wednesday, August 29, 2018

Determining Fault in a SEPTA Train Accident

SEPTA is the most common way people get around the Philadelphia area and as a result, there is a higher chance of an accident. If you’ve been in an accident while riding public transport, read this blog to learn ways on determining fault.

The best way to build a strong injury case is to have proof that a person or organization was negligent. Some ways SEPTA could be negligent is as follows:

  1. Improper inspection of equipment: This could be a failed routine check that someone didn’t report.    
  2. Mechanical failures: A mechanical failure could fault SEPTA or even the company that provides the equipment to make the trains.
  3. Failure to identify and fix something: If there is a broken seat and it wasn’t fixed, and you were injured, you can earn compensation. This could also be if there was someone who is harmful to others and you called the SEPTA officials, but nothing was done, and you were injured as a result.
  4. Failure to properly train staff: This is the case when an accident was caused by an inexperienced or ignorant SEPTA employee.
  5. Unsafe weather conditions: If there is a bad storm but the trains are still running and it’s unsafe and an accident occurs, you could claim SEPTA at fault. 

To learn more about determining fault in your personal injury case, please contact one of our experienced lawyers in Philadelphia, PA at either of the following numbers:

Philadelphia Office: 215-545-7777

Toll-Free: 888-545-4755


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