If you’re looking for help after a serious bus accident has injured you, turn to a Chicago bus crash lawyer.
Buses are an important part of Chicago’s public transportation system, but they aren’t always handled with the necessary care. If you have been hurt in a collision with a bus or while riding a bus, and it wasn’t your fault, you shouldn’t be the one paying for the damages.
To protect your family’s interests, you may need to find a local Chicago bus accident lawyer to help you navigate the challenges of negotiating a settlement or fighting in court.
You’ll have choices, but the team at Lane & Lane, LLC has the experience and resources you need to win. We’ll treat you honestly and tell you exactly how we plan to get you the compensation you need.
Chicago bus accidents could involve collisions with a car, motorcycle, bicycle, or pedestrian. They can hurt both bus passengers and other motorists. We have to figure out the cause so we know who to blame, because without that, we have no legal case.
The person responsible will likely be the bus driver due to drunk, drugged, drowsy, or distracted driving, but there may be other people or companies involved. Whether private or public in nature, we have to investigate every factor thoroughly.
Factors that often contribute to Chicago bus accidents include the following:
Bus crash injuries are generally more severe than those of a standard car accident, especially when moving quickly on a highway. If your accident occurred in the city while the bus was going slowly, you might have gotten lucky and only suffered relatively minor damages.
Regardless, you shouldn’t be left alone with any expenses. We’ll work with your doctors to establish which injuries are relevant, which conditions you suffered, and how long your injuries could affect the way you live.
The following are some common bus accident injuries in Chicago:
We’ll ensure any harm resulting from the bus accident is listed in your claim. One missed item could mean a huge difference in your compensation. Your doctors and therapists will help us create a solid case for each damage to maximize your compensation.
Applicable considerations include the following:
Dealing with the full strength of an opposing insurer is difficult. They only care about the money they can save by denying you everything they can. You’re a number that can hurt their bottom line, which is their only concern.
Insurers have many methods to reduce or outright reject your Chicago bus accident injury claim, but your lawyer will know these tactics and ways to fight them.
One of the other side’s tactics will be to place as much blame on you as possible. They’ll even twist your words to make it look like you admitted to being partially responsible. That’s because, under Illinois’ modified comparative negligence rules, you lose the same percentage of compensation as the fault you bear.
If, for example, you win $100,000, but you’re 10 percent at fault, then you’ll only get $90,000. When you’re facing severe injuries, losses like this can make a serious difference in your life. We’ll do what’s necessary to prevent this by helping you craft statements carefully and using solid evidence to prove the other side is wrong.