Due to a peculiar twist in Pennsylvania law, there are actually two answers to this question. You are legally required to file a notice of intent informing the government you plan to sue the Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA). A notice must be filed no later than six months from the date of your injury on a SEPTA bus. That isn’t the whole story, however. As long as you properly filed within the six-month time frame, you actually have two years to bring the case against SEPTA.
Why You Need an Attorney After a SEPTA Accident
If you filed your notice of intent after that six-month window expired, your personal injury case against SEPTA can be entirely dismissed. Filing quickly to meet the deadline is important, but it's just as important to ensure the filing is handled properly.
That’s where an experienced Philadelphia-based SEPTA injury lawyer can help you after an accident. Providing too much or too little information in the notice of intent can prevent you from bringing a successful claim and receiving compensation for your medical bills, pain and suffering, and loss of employment.
Unnecessary details may be used against you, which is why you need an attorney with experience in SEPTA lawsuits to handle court documentation and other communications on your behalf. An attorney can assist in gathering evidence and providing the right amount of information to establish that SEPTA is liable for your injury.
Whether you suffered a concussion from an extraordinary sudden stop, were struck by a bus, or were hurt while walking through a SEPTA property that may not have been properly maintained, we want to help.
Let Us Help You Seek Compensation for Your SEPTA Injury
Aside from the reduced timeline, there are a variety of rules and regulations in SEPTA claims that differ from standard personal injury cases. We know how SEPTA cases work and can ensure you get the maximum compensation you are owed for your injury. Fill out our contact form or call our office to start a consultation about your SEPTA accident.