For millions of Philadelphians, travelling on the SEPTA transit system is an integral part of daily life. Navigating its network of tracks and bus lines allows affordable and efficient transport to work and play, all across our beloved city.

Often, however, SEPTA transport can lead to tragic accidents. The aging SEPTA systems have decayed due to poor maintenance, lack of necessary funding, and negligence. Unfortunately, these issues lead to numerous accidents, affecting the lives of hundreds of Pennsylvanians every year.

Attorney Steven L. Chung Esq. is a masterful SEPTA accident lawyer. He is a staunch advocate in assisting victims of SEPTA accidents and their families in acquiring damages, which they are entitled to under the law.

When the system fails you, resulting in grave injury or the tragic loss of life, SEPTA accident attorney Steven L. Chung is on your side.

Special Cases

SEPTA injury cases require the expertise of a trained attorney with vast experience in navigating the arcane regulations pertaining to SEPTA injury. Steven L. Chung will guide you and your family through the often-inscrutable legal components of such cases, and fight for your rights to gather the highest level of compensation possible under the laws of Pennsylvania.

What are the most common types of SEPTA accidents?

The SEPTA network is comprised of five transportation lines spanning hundreds of miles across the Philadelphia metropolitan area. The diversity of the system often results in a variety of possible accidents.

The law offices of Steven L. Chung handle cases involving all of the main SEPTA transport lines, including buses, trolleys, stations, and trains. There are also cases involving under-repaired tracks and SEPTA property that has not been safely protected.

The following are some of the SEPTA areas that we have dealt with:

  • Bus Accidents
  • Trolley Accidents
  • Train and Regional Rail Accidents
  • Subway Accidents
  • Pedestrian Accidents
  • Train Station, Concourse and Platform Accidents

Injuries related to SEPTA

As you can imagine, when dealing with such a vast network of potentially dangerous transport lines, there is great potential for injuries requiring legal action. For instance, one case could relate to passenger injuries from a bus stopping suddenly. We’ve all been in vehicles driven by drivers with a “heavy foot”. When there are 60 people on board a city bus, a “heavy foot” can result in concussions and broken limbs.

One of the most dangerous SEPTA accidents is a commuter train derailment. These situations can lead to high levels of injury and even death. In all these cases, victims are entitled to compensation for medical bills and general pain and suffering.

If you’ve had any of the following injuries from a SEPTA accident, seek legal counsel immediately:

The following are some of the SEPTA areas that we have dealt with:

  • Ligament tears and sprains
  • Traumatic brain injuries
  • Whiplash and other neck injuries
  • Back Injuries
  • Fractured and broken bones
  • Severed limbs
  • Fatal injuries

SEPTA filing deadlines

If you are a victim of a SEPTA injury, you have a small window of time to file your injury claim to secure any compensation that you and your family may be entitled to. As a result, SEPTA injury claims need to be expertly researched and filed quickly. Because of the Sovereign Immunity Act, which gives protection to some government bodies from litigation, this is especially true. You must act swiftly and forcefully to retrieve any possible compensation in the first days and weeks after your SEPTA accident.

The SEPTA accident attorneys at the law offices of Steven L. Chung are available at any time to guide you through the litigation process as it relates to your SEPTA injury case. Steven L. Chung is a highly accomplished and sought-after expert personal injury attorney. With his experience as a former Assistant District Attorney, he is capable of expertly representing you and your family in SEPTA injury cases.

To schedule a consultation or to speak with Steven L. Chung, call today at (215) 688-5777.