We have learned of an accident involving a SEPTA trolley, a paratransit bus, and another vehicle that has left 27 people injured. The crash happened near the intersection of 41st Street and Chester Avenue. A spokesperson for SEPTA says that their trolley was struck after a CCT Connect bus and another car collided.
We know that the last thing any of the passengers on the trolley, the paratransit bus, or the driver of the vehicle expected was that they would get into an accident. While the investigation into the cause of the crash is ongoing, we know that this highlights just how many people can get hurt in an accident.
At the Law Offices of Greg Prosmushkin, P.C., our knowledgeable and experienced team is ready to help when you need a Personal Injury Lawyer in Philadelphia. No two accidents are the same and we will work to secure the compensation you deserve.
Train Accidents Likely More Common Than You Think
We know that most vehicle accidents do not cause nearly 30 injuries when they happen. While the story above may be a rare case, mass casualty incidents can occur when a large bus or trolley is struck.
There were 128,188 vehicle accidents across Pennsylvania during the latest reporting year according to the Department of Transportation. Out of those:
- There were 80,612 injuries
- There were 1,137 fatalities
We know that healthcare costs are high in the United States. This means that even minor vehicle crash injuries can lead to major medical expenses.
For serious injuries, ones that require extensive medical care, the costs can become unbearable. This is especially true if the insurance companies do not offer enough to pay all of the expenses.
When we think of accident-related expenses, we often think only of the medical costs. First, consider that medical costs can include the need for long-term rehabilitation and extended care.
Second, there are also non-medical costs associated with accidents. This can include loss of income if the injured person cannot work. It can also include pain and suffering damages.
Let us consider the following ways that many crashes happen across Pennsylvania:
- Distracted Driving
- Improper turning
- Drunk Driving
- Proceeding without clearance
- Tailgating (following too closely)
- Drowsy drivers
All of those have to do with a driver’s negligence or carelessness. Why should a person and their family have to suffer financially due to the actions of someone else?
What Can be Done After a Train Accident?
If you or a loved one need help in the aftermath of a car accident, the Law Offices of Greg Prosmushkin, P.C. are ready to step in. Our qualified and experienced team will handle the insurance companies and other parties involved so you can focus on healing from your injuries and being with family. We will work hard to secure compensation for:
- Your medical bills
- Pain and suffering damages
- Loss of income if you cannot work
- Punitive damages