You trust the L train to get you where you need to go safely and on time. When you’ve been injured in a mass transit accident and you need someone to fight for your rights while you recover, consult with a Chicago subway accident attorney at our firm.
Suffering an injury as a passenger on the subway can turn your life upside-down. You’ll be dealing with the consequences of a critical injury and will need to figure out how to support yourself and your family while you take time off of work to recover.
At Lane & Lane, LLC, we are passionate about advocating for the rights of those who are unable to fight for themselves. A Chicago subway accident lawyer will work tirelessly to establish liability and negotiate a fair and reasonable settlement that will meet your needs.
Common Subway Accident Injuries
Those who are lucky enough to survive a subway accident are likely to suffer from devastating injuries. Some of the most frequently seen include the following:
The amount of compensation you’ll be awarded will depend heavily on the extent of your injuries and how impactful they have been or are expected to be in the future. You can expect to receive greater compensation if your injuries are severe, although injuries that are minor but impactful have an equal right to be considered in your claim.
Your Chicago L train accident lawyer can help you decide which damages you should seek compensation for.
Who Is Responsible for Your Damages After a Chicago Subway Crash?
The Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) is a common carrier responsible for transporting passengers across Chicago and surrounding suburbs. This Illinois independent government agency is required to provide a higher standard of care than what Uber and taxis provide. When there is an accident on the subway, the CTA and its insurer may be responsible for covering your damages.
It is highly probable that they will try to fight your suit, however, and we’ll need to act quickly because the statute of limitations for claims against government agencies is only one year from the date of the accident.
In addition, we might be able to bring claims against the manufacturer of the train, the technicians responsible for performing routine maintenance, and even the conductor if he or she was distracted, drowsy, or inebriated at the time of the incident. Your attorney will conduct a complete investigation into the cause of the wreck to establish who should be named as the defendant in your case.
Get in Touch with a Chicago Subway Accident Attorney
When you’ve been injured while traveling on the L and you’re prepared to move forward with your life by obtaining the compensation you deserve, get in touch with an experienced attorney at Lane & Lane, LLC. We can help you get the most out of your claim for compensation.
We are pleased to provide no-cost, no-obligation case assessments to all of our prospective clients. You can give a Chicago subway accident lawyer a call at 312-332-1400 or fill out the convenient contact form below to schedule yours.