What to Do If You’re in an Accident While Riding SEPTA
Do you regularly use public transit, such as SEPTA, in the surrounding Philadelphia area? If so, do you know what to do in the event your bus, train, or subway crashes in an accident?
It’s easier said than done, but it all comes down to documentation. That’s the first thing you should do, after you’ve handled your safety concerns.
Document the driver’s name. Remember the route number, type of vehicle, direction, and location of the incident as well. This information will be incredibly helpful later on, and it’s easily overlooked in the moment.
Be sure to record any other involve vehicles as well, if they are involved. If you are able to, write down license plate numbers. An easy way to do this is through the Notes app on your smartphone.
Pay attention to the clock as you do this. Write down any important times of significant events, in addition to the time and date of the initial crash or collision.
Remember that most public transportation vehicles have video footage as well. Even though you take extremely meticulous and accurate details, camera footage—when all else fails—is your alibi.
Especially if you’re already been involved with an incident and didn’t think fast enough to record all of the above mentioned information, you still have a chance for compensation.
Don’t miss out on the benefits you’re entitled to. If you’ve recently been involved in a public transit accident in Philadelphia, call us for a a complimentary consultation at 877-767-0409 at your earliest convenience.