Chicago Bus Accident Lawyers
Representing Victims of Mass Transit Accidents throughout Illinois
Like any large metropolitan city, Chicago roadways experience a high amount of bus traffic. On any given day, Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) buses alone make about 19,709 trips and serve 11,493 posted bus stops – not to mention the countless school buses, PACE buses, and charter buses that travel suburban routes. Given the high amount of bus traffic, along with other motor vehicle traffic, on Chicago’s roadways and highways, bus accidents happen all too often. In fact, by some estimates, the number of bus accidents is on the rise.
Causes of Chicago Bus Accidents
Bus accidents can be caused by a variety of factors, including:
- Negligent driving
- Reckless driving
- Distracted driving
- Drunk driving
- Dangerous weather conditions
- Defective bus equipment
- Improper bus maintenance
- Road defects
Liability for Illinois Bus Accidents
Like all motorists, bus drivers have an obligation to operate their vehicle safely and with the appropriate standard of care.Bus drivers also owe their passengers the highest duty of care. The CTA and other bus companies also have an obligation to make sure that their buses are properly maintained and that take appropriate care in hiring safe and responsible drivers.
The Chicago bus accident lawyers at Cary J. Wintroub & Associates have considerable experience handling personal injury lawsuits such as bus accidents, trucking accidents, and other motor vehicle accidents. As a result, we have the knowledge and skill to assess the complex liability issues involved with bus accidents. We will seek full and fair compensation from any and all possible sources, whether the bus driver, bus company, or another motorist.
Recovering Money Damages for Cook County Bus Accidents
Whether it is a school bus, city bus, or charter bus, bus accidents result in physical injuries, pain and suffering, and emotional injuries, and can cause victims to incur significant medical bills and lost wages. Even accidents that seem relatively small in nature can result in injuries with severe consequences. Moreover, because buses transport a large number of people, bus accidents often result in numerous injuries. School bus accidents can be particularly devastating because the victims are innocent children.
At Cary J. Wintroub & Associates, our Chicago bus accident attorneys are dedicated to helping the victims of bus accidents in and around Chicago obtain the financial compensation that they deserve, including money damages for the following:
- Medical bills
- Past and future medical expenses
- Lost wages
- Loss of future income
- Household services
- Pain and suffering
- Loss of enjoyment of life
- Permanent disability
- Property damages
Contact Us for a Free Consultation
If you have been injured or a loved one was killed in a bus accident, do not delay. You may be entitled to compensation for medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, and emotional distress. Contact Cary J. Wintroub & Associates today at (312) 726-1021 to schedule a free consultation with one of our Chicago bus accident lawyers.
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