It seems like a week doesn’t go by without an accident in Chicago or elsewhere in Illinois involving a school bus, bus van or commercial bus. These accidents often lead to tragedy, as unlike car accidents, crashes involving buses almost always cause injury.
Thousands of people in Illinois rely on bus transportation every day. When you step onto a bus, you trust that the driver is licensed, rested and ready to operate the bus safely to protect passengers. You also trust that the bus has been inspected and all parts are fully operational. Unfortunately, this is not always the case, and thousands of people are hurt or killed in bus accidents every year.
When accidents occur, they are sometimes the result of negligence on the part of the bus driver, company or manufacturer, and sometimes the result of another driver on the road. If you have been seriously hurt in an Illinois bus accident, you may be able to take action. Serious bus injuries can be emotionally and financially devastating. If your injuries were caused by someone’s negligent action or lack of action, it’s important to speak with a personal injury attorney right away to file a claim. You should not be forced to pay for the injuries caused by the wrongful conduct of another!
Above all, common carriers like the CTA must act with care, diligence and skill to protect passengers, and are liable for injuries sustained by the carrier’s negligence. Because bus lines know they can be liable when collisions and injuries occur, most respond very quickly when accidents occur, offering injured passengers low settlements or attempting to prove the accident was the result of natural causes or an unforeseen situation. That’s why it’s important to contact a personal injury lawyer as quickly as possible.
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