Injured in a Mass Transit Accident? Chicago’s Personal Injury Attorneys at Lane & Lane Can Help.
Mass-transit transportation accidents may only make up a small percentage of all personal injury accidents, but they usually receive some of the greatest attention due to the numbers of large numbers of individuals affected by serious injury or death as a result. In some cases, passengers onboard are not the only ones affected by these crashes. Other motorists, bystanders, and those located within the vicinity of the incident often find themselves on the losing end of catastrophe as well.
Injured in a Public Transportation Accident? Where to turn?
A knowledgeable and experienced personal injury attorney can help you understand all of your legal rights following a catastrophic mass-transit accident. Your injuries may be devastating, removing any sense of normalcy following an accident. Receiving the fair and complete compensation you are entitled to may help alleviate the financial burden that results throughout your recovery process and beyond. You can call 1-888-484-9881 today to schedule a no-cost consultation to discuss your Illinois public transportation accident case with the experienced attorneys at Lane & Lane.
Public Transportation Cases We Handle
There are thousands of buses in the Chicago area, and throughout the rest of Illinois, that transport hundreds of thousands of passengers every day to their desired destinations. Within Chicago and it’s 35 suburbs alone, there are more than 1700 buses that serve as primary transportation for residents and tourists alike. Cross-country bus lines like MegaBus and Greyhound also have hubs in Chicago. With millions of individuals riding every year, catastrophic bus accidents put mass amounts of riders at risk of serious injury or death with every trip.
Bus accidents and injuries are commonly caused by:
- Incompetent or inexperienced bus drivers
- Mechanical failures
- Bus manufacturer defects
- Bus collisions or roll-over
- Bus-stop accidents
Many train accident injuries are preventable, and the result of negligence by one or more parties. Mass-transit rail cars move people and goods across Chicago, Illinois, and the rest of the country every moment of every day. Around the Chicago area, the CTA’s 1200 rail cars make more than 2100 combined total trips each day. Although train accident injuries may seem to be relatively few in number, they are usually catastrophic, since train vs. man is a never an equal match.
Train accidents and injuries are commonly caused by:
- Preventable slip-and-fall injuries at train stations
- Third-rail injuries or death
- Doors closing on limbs
- Insufficient security or safety measures at stations and platforms
- Dangerous or hazardous content spills from train derailments
We are also knowledgeable about the Federal Employers Liability Act (FELA), and the laws concerning railroad worker injuries, and are skilled to help you if you are an injured railroad worker.
At Lane & Lane, we know that public transportation injuries are not limited to buses or trains. We also are equipped to handle numerous other public transportation accident cases such as:
- Taxicab accidents
- Commercial airline accidents
- Limousine or chauffeur driven vehicle accidents
- Boating accidents
No matter how complex or difficult your case may be, our attorneys at Lane & Lane pursue every case we accept with the same determination and skill needed to receive justice for our clients.
A Free Case Evaluation Can Help You Understand Your Next Steps
Contact our Chicago law offices today to schedule your free, no-obligation appointment, and discuss the unique details of your Illinois public transportation claim with a highly qualified personal injury attorney. You have nothing to lose, and everything to gain.