Chicago Bus Accident Lawyers
We Hold Negligent Drivers and Bus Companies Accountable
Buses are one of the most common forms of transportation in large cities like Chicago. The Regional Transportation Authority (RTA) operates hundreds of buses daily through the Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) and the Pace suburban bus system. In addition to these, thousands of children ride on school buses each day.
With all of these buses traveling throughout the city daily, accidents happen. In 2007, more than 600 buses were involved in accidents in Illinois according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).
At Walner Law®, our talented and compassionate Chicago bus accident lawyers have more than 75 years of experience fighting for the rights of personal injury victims. We value our connections with our clients and know that our commitment to individualized attention will make you feel like a person, not just a number.
Why Buses Crash
It is important to know why the bus accident that caused your injury occurred in order to determine what laws will go into place to protect your rights. It will also be considered when evaluating who to hold liable.
Bus accidents can be caused by a number of factors, such as:
- Driver negligence
- Defective equipment
- Dangerous roadways
- Adverse weather conditions
- Improper bus maintenance
Bus accidents can be severe because buses are not often equipped with seatbelts. Injuries can range from cuts and bruises to brain injuries, internal bleeding, and paralysis.
Who You Can Sue
Bus drivers have a responsibility to operate buses with care to protect their passengers, as well as other motorists and their passengers. Every accident is unique and will produce varying degrees of injuries. That means that there are substantial ranges of damages that can result.
If you become injured in a bus accident, you may be able to bring a claim against the bus driver and the bus company to cover your:
- Medical bills
- Loss of wages (past and future)
- Disability and disfigurement
- Pain and suffering
If you were injured in a bus crash, please call or email the Chicago bus accident lawyers at Walner Law®. We offer free consultations and charge no fee unless we collect money for you.
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Loss of Legs in a Conveyor Belt Accident $23.5 Million
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Severe Brain Injury from Unmarked Dump Truck 7 Figures
Verdict against a utility company and a municipality for leaving a dumpster on the street without any reflectors or lights, causing the client’s vehicle to strike the dumpster and our client to sustain a severe brain injury.
Wrongful Death in Swimming Pool Accident 7 Figures
Swimming pool accident causing the death of a 12-year-old child.
Mass Tort Against Municipality & Chemical Company 7 Figures
Lead counsel in a mass tort action against a municipality and a chemical company.
“Mr. Walner I am so grateful for your passion dedication and professionalism.”- Herbert
“Kristin was so knowledgeable and guided me step by step about my options and kept me in the loop about my case.”- Monica
“I chose Walner Law because they made me feel like a very important client and took consideration of my medical injury at the time.”- Denise