Public Transit Accidents
Public transit systems that serve the Chicago suburbs of Northbrook , Elgin and Naperville, and other communities in the greater metro area provide commuters and shoppers with eco-friendly, economical transportation. Those individuals who ride buses do so because they feel safe when entrusting their well-being to the operators of these vehicles. Unfortunately, accidents happen, some of which could’ve been avoided were it not for someone’s carelessness or negligence.
At the Makarone Law Firm, our personal injury lawyers have a great deal of experience litigating for public transit accident victims and a lengthy track record of successes in the courtroom and at the negotiating table. If you or a loved one was recently injured while riding any of the public transit venues in your city, you should consider discussing your circumstances with a personal injury lawyer from our firm. This increases your chances of getting a satisfactory settlement and ensures your rights will be protected.
Every driver, no matter what type of vehicle they are operating, owes a level or standard of care to everyone they share the road with. In other words, they are responsible for there safety when they are sharing the same road with them. Unfortunately, not every motorist follows that duty and respects it. According to Illinois law, bus operators are classified as common carries. Therefore, they are held to a much higher standard of care than other motorists.
Public transit applies to much more than city buses. The Makarone Law Firm personal injury lawyers in Northbrook , Elgin and Naperville have experience litigating for passengers when they were riding the following types of public transit venues:
Public transit accident statistics for the greater Chicago area and its many suburbs show that 40% of all fatalities involved school buses, 35% involved city transit system buses, and 12% involved inner-city buses. However, often the accidents occur due to over-speeding, negligence and distracted driving and we have seen the extreme outcome of such injuries that range from fatalities to disabilities. That is why adherence to traffic rules and safety guidelines becomes important.
Finding an experienced personal injury lawyer that is familiar with bus accidents and the consequences of them is crucial to winning your case and getting the settlement you are deserving of. We fight to get you the maximum settlement for your injuries as well as your pain and suffering. For more information, call the Makarone Law Firm today.