Like any traffic collision, bus accidents can lead to serious – if not fatal – personal injuries. Countless Chicago residents rely on public transportation to get around the city. However, the size and weight of these vehicles can lead to devastating traffic accidents. Unlike automobile crashes, which usually involve a small number of passengers, bus accidents can result in dozens of individuals being harmed.
If you suffered an injury in a bus accident that was caused by someone else’s negligence, you have the right to pursue financial compensation for your medical expenses, missed wages, and non-economic damages. Our experienced Chicago personal injury lawyer at Duncan Law Group can help you pursue fair compensation. Contact our team to learn about your options during a free consultation.
Generally speaking, bus accidents are caused by one of five factors:
Duncan Law Group believes that human error is responsible for the vast majority of traffic collisions in Chicago. In other words, the firm believes that accidents are almost always preventable. If you believe that your accident was caused by another person’s negligence, contact Duncan Law Group today.
As a bus accident victim, you have the legal right to file a civil claim to collect financial compensation for your injury. The circumstances surrounding your accident will determine what kind of civil claim (or claims) you file. If multiple parties were responsible for your injury, you can file multiple claims. Any personal injury claim can be complicated, especially if it involves several negligent parties.
Depending on the nature of your case, you may be able to sue the bus driver, bus company, or the city for your accident. The cause of the accident determines who is liable for your injury. If the collision was caused by a defective road, the city may be responsible; if the bus crashed because it was not properly maintained, you can sue the bus company. Finally, you can file a claim against the bus driver if his / her negligence caused the accident.
Work with the Chicago injury lawyers at Duncan Law Group to stand the best possible chance of obtaining a favorable case outcome for your personal injury case. Over the past 10 years, Duncan Law Group has recovered tens of millions of dollars for accident victims, including a $150,000 bus accident settlement. Visit the case results page to learn more about the firm’s past settlements.
If you suffered an injury in an avoidable bus accident, call Duncan Law Group at (312) 202-3283 and request a free evaluation of your case. Take the first step toward the money you deserve and speak with an accident lawyer in Chicago now.