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 Harvey L. Walner & Associates, Ltd., 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
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. 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 in the Chicago area, please call or email the personal injury attorneys at Harvey L. Walner & Associates, Ltd. We offer free consultations and charge no fee unless we collect money for you.
If you or a loved one has been hurt, and you need help, please call or email us tody or text “Walnerlaw” to 41513 for a FREE consultation.