There are numerous Pennsylvania residents who depend on the commuter train system as their main mode of transportation. Unfortunately, over 40 people were injured in a crash involving two of these trains on Aug. 22. Each of the injured may be entitled to pursue personal injury claims in order to seek compensation for their losses.
According to a news report, at approximately 12:15 a.m., a commuter train in Upper Darby was headed into the 69th Street Terminal when it collided with a parked train. The conductor was hurt, as were 41 passengers. At least four individuals were immediately transported to area hospitals for treatment. None of the injuries experienced are believed to be life-threatening.
According to the transit authority, this is not the first time an accident like this has occurred at this particular station. Why this event happened is still under investigation. It is unknown if any criminal charges are pending in this case.
With injuries varying from minor to severe, 41 passengers may experience physical and psychological symptoms that negatively affect their lives for many years to come. According to the state of Pennsylvania, those who suffer any sort of personal injury due to the negligence of others may be entitled to seek financial relief for their losses. In this case, if negligence can be established against the conductor or the transit authority, those victims who choose to seek compensation and are successful in their litigation efforts may achieve monetary judgments in their favor for all recoverable losses, whether they are considered economic or non-economic in nature.
Source: msn.com, “Dozens hurt in commuter train collision, 4 rushed to hospitals“, Aug. 22, 2017