While any collision on the road might result in broken bones and bruises, accidents involving large vehicles like SEPTA busses can leave a victim permanently disfigured with burns, loss of limbs, or scarring. When dealing with these types of major injuries, you have a legal right to seek compensation for the extreme impact on your life.
What to Do After a Disfiguring SEPTA Accident
Disfigurement typically occurs in SEPTA accidents if a passenger is thrown during a collision and strikes an object inside the bus, suffers cuts and lacerations from broken glass, or is struck directly by a bus.
Victims of disfiguring SEPTA crashes can expect severe disruptions to their daily routines such as frequent medical appointments, reduction in overall quality of life, emotional suffering, long-term pain that needs to be managed, and potential loss of income. Between medical costs and normal monthly bills, a disfiguring accident can be financially devastating.
After an accident with a SEPTA vehicle, always contact an attorney who can help determine fault, prove negligence occurred, and place an accurate value on your damages. A skilled lawyer will take into account all of your previous and future expenses caused by the disfigurement so you receive the full amount you are owed, which may include:
- Monetary expenses from hospital stays, surgeries, medications, ongoing therapy, and out-of-pocket costs while seeking treatment
- Intangible emotional trauma like anxiety, depression, and PTSD
- Physical pain that interferes with work and enjoyment of life
- Lost wages while you recover from the accident
- Reduction in earning capacity if you can’t work
An attorney is important after any accident, but absolutely critical to an attempt to recover damages from SEPTA. As a local government agency, the Transportation Authority operates under different legal rules than a private cab company or a normal commuter driving to work. Your best shot at a positive outcome is to work with a legal professional who has extensive experience dealing with SEPTA insurance claims and court cases.
Contact Heslin Law Firm for More Information
Did you or someone you love experience a permanent injury in a SEPTA collision? We’d like to find out more about your case to see if we can help with your financial recovery. Call us or send a message online today.