Chicago Mass Transit Accident Attorneys
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Like most urban areas, metropolitan Chicago offer many forms of public transportation, including airports, CTA and Pace buses, CTA “L” train lines, and Metra train lines, as well as private transit companies. Since buses and trains are relatively inexpensive ways to commute and travel throughout the greater Chicago area, many people rely on them as their primary favored of transportation.
Buses, trains and other mass transit are not immune to accidents and personal injury claims, however. Although the number of accidents involving mass transit is much lower than auto accidents and trucking accidents, the number of injuries and deaths caused by a mass transit accident can be significant, given the number of people involved in any one collision. In fact, on average, the CTA alone is involved in one bus accident per day.
If you have been injured in a mass transit accident, do not hesitate to contact the Chicago mass transit accident attorneys at Ankin Law Offices, LLC at (800) 442-6546 to schedule a free consultation. At Ankin Law Offices, our Chicago mass transit attorneys are experienced and knowledgeable personal injury attorneys who are well-versed handling a wide variety of motor vehicle accidents, including auto accidents, trucking accidents, motorcycle accidents, and mass transit accidents.
Buses are large vehicles that can face unique road hazards due to their size and difficult maneuverability. 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. Bus accidents can occur for various reasons, including defective parts, road hazards, inadequate maintenance, poor driver training, and inattentive or inexperienced driving.
CTA’s train service includes 1,200 rail cars operating over eight routes and 224.1 miles of track. According to the CTA, its trains make about 2,145 trips each day and serve 143 stations. Outside of the city limits of Chicago, Metra serves approximately 301,200 riders each weekday and 121,800 riders on weekend days. Train accidents can be catastrophic events that result in many serious injuries and even deaths. Train accidents occur for a number of reasons including train derailments, defective equipment, collisions with other trains, railroad crossing accidents, collisions with cars or trucks, collisions with pedestrians, and inexperienced train operators and employees.
Experience You Can Trust
The Chicago mass transit accident attorneys at Ankin Law Offices are highly skilled personal injury attorneys who understand the legal complexities associated with a mass transportation accident lawsuit. Our Chicago mass transit accident attorneys have years of experience representing the victims of all types of personal injury actions, including mass transit accidents, trucking accidents, auto accidents and motorcycle accidents.
If you or a loved one has been in a mass transit accident, contact the Chicago mass transit accident attorneys at Ankin Law Offices at (800) 442-6546 to schedule a free consultation to learn more about a possible mass transit personal injury lawsuit.