Each year, millions of people living in and around our city use Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) buses to get from point A to point B. The CTA bus system is a staple of Chicago’s landscape, whether it is used for work or play, so when we use it, we expect a certain degree of safety. Still, some 13,000 buses were involved in accidents throughout the United States last year, and many of them could have been prevented with the use of proper caution.
The sheer mass of buses and other large vehicles can wreak havoc on cars, let alone the unprotected body of a pedestrian or bicyclist. For this reason, most of the victims in bus accidents have to devote a great deal of time, energy and money to recovery in order to return to the quality of life they enjoyed before their injuries. Many of the cases we handle involve clients who have been relegated to a hospital bed for months at a time, and require a great deal of care from the people around them to get better in a timely fashion. With no ability to work or generate income, the victims of these accidents can also accrue huge amounts of debt, or are taken advantage of by insurance companies.
When a person is injured in a bus accident they may not always know what to do next. Bus companies can be intimidating, and without the proper representation, you can be left on the hook for thousands of dollars paying off medical bills and insurance costs.
As personal injury lawyers working in one of the busiest urban hubs in the United States, we know a thing or two about handling bus accident claims. Every day we fight to protect the rights of injured victims by helping them seek justice for the harm they have suffered due to someone else’s negligence. In addition to our courtroom advocacy we strive to educate people in and around the Chicago area on issues and road safety tips with the hopes that we can help them avoid being involved in an accident in the first place, or at least enable them to properly handle the situation when it does happen.
Handling complex lawsuits involving bus accidents requires experience and specific legal knowledge, and many victims don’t know what steps they need to take to make thing right. We take pride in providing our clients with the guidance and support they need to get back on their feet.