Chicago, Illinois Bus Accident Lawyers
Representing Passengers Injured in Illinois Bus Accidents
Buses, like trucks, are large vehicles that can face unique road hazards due to their size and difficult maneuverability. Moreover, a large metropolitan area like Chicago and its surrounding suburbs has a number of buses on its roadways on any given day. For instance, within the Chicago area, Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) has 1,781 buses that operate over 140 routes and 1,959 route miles, with CTA buses running approximately 19,709 trips a day and serving 11,493 posted bus stops.
The Chicago bus accident attorneys at Ankin Law are highly skilled accident attorneys who understand the legal complexities associated with bus accidents and other mass transit accidents. If you or a loved one has been injured in a bus accident, do not hesitate to contact our office at (800) 442-6546 to schedule a free consultation with a skilled Chicago bus accident attorney.
What is a Bus?
Federal law defines a bus as any motorized vehicle that can carry more than 10 passengers, which includes school buses, large vans for public transport, church buses, mass transit buses, shuttles, tour buses, and trolleys. Because buses are generally considered to be “common carriers,” they are subject to state and federal licensing requirements and other regulations.
Causes of Bus Accidents
Bus accidents can happen for a variety of reasons, including defective parts, road hazards, inadequate maintenance, poor driver training, and inattentive or inexperienced driving. Like large trucks, buses have several driving impediments that can lead to multiple vehicle accidents between the bus and other motor vehicles. Buses have significant blind spots and poor turning ability. In addition, they make frequent stops by swerving in and out of traffic, which can cause significant driving hazards for other motor vehicles on the road.
If you have been injured in a mass transit accident, do not hesitate to contact the Chicago bus accident attorneys at Ankin Law at (800) 442-6546 to schedule a free consultation.
Protecting Your Rights after a Bus Accident
If you have been injured in a bus accident, you may be entitled to recover compensation for any injuries and damages sustained in the accident. Depending on the circumstances involved in the bus accident, you may be able to recover for the following in a personal injury lawsuit:
- Medical bills
- Lost wages
- Lost earning capacity
- Long-term care expenses
- Vocational rehabilitation
- Pain and suffering
- Workers’ compensation
- Social security disability
- Punitive damages
- Wrongful death compensation
The knowledgeable Illinois injury lawyers at Ankin Law focus on helping the victims of bus accidents and other motor vehicle accidents recover for their injuries and damages. After listening to your concerns and investigating the facts surrounding the bus accident, we will advise you on the types of damages to which you may be entitled. If you choose to proceed with a personal injury claim, wrongful death claim, workers’ compensation claim, or social security disability claim, we will vigorously advocate on your behalf in order to obtain a favorable recovery.
If you or a loved one has been in a bus accident, contact the Chicago bus accident attorneys at Ankin Law at (800) 442-6546 to schedule a free consultation to learn more about a possible personal injury lawsuit.