Illinois Catastrophic Injury Lawyers
As a large metropolitan area, Chicago and its surrounding suburbs offer many forms of public transportation, including airports, CTA and Pace buses, CTA “L” train lines, and Metra train lines, as well as private transit companies. The attorneys at Nilson, Stookal, Gleason & Caputo, Ltd. Ltd. are highly experienced personal injury attorneys with vast knowledge and skill handling cases involving accidents involving mass transit providers. If you or a loved one has been in a mass transit accident, contact the Chicago mass transit accident attorneys at Nilson, Stookal, Gleason & Caputo, Ltd. to learn more about your legal rights and remedies.
Methods of public transportation provide many people with the ease of movement through and around cities. Although the number of accidents involving modes of public transportation is much lower than cars and trucks, the number of injuries and deaths caused by a mass transit accident can be significant, given the number of people involved in any one collision. In fact, the CTA alone is involved in one bus accident per day, on average.
Buses are large vehicles that can face unique road hazards due to their size and difficult maneuverability. Within the Chicago area, CTA has 1,781 buses that operate over 140 routes and 1,959 route miles, with CTA buses running approximately 19,709 trips a day and serving 11,493 posted bus stops. Bus accidents can occur for various reasons, including:
- Defective parts
- Road hazards
- Inadequate maintenance
- Poor driver training
- Inattentive or inexperienced driving
CTA’s rapid transit service includes 1,200 rail cars operating over eight routes and 224.1 miles of track. According to the CTA, its trains make about 2,145 trips each day and serve 143 stations. Metra serves approximately 301,200 riders each weekday and 121,800 riders on weekend days, on average.
Train accidents can be catastrophic events resulting in many serious injuries and even deaths. Train accidents occur for a number of reasons including:
- Train derailments
- Defective equipment
- Collisions with other trains
- Collisions with trucks or other motor vehicles
- Collisions with pedestrians
- Inexperienced or poorly trained operators and employees
Experience You Can Rely On
The Chicago public transit accident attorneys at Nilson, Stookal, Gleason & Caputo, Ltd. are highly skilled personal injury attorneys with the legal skill and know-how to handle the complex legal issues involved in a public transportation accident lawsuit. Our Chicago public transit accident attorneys have years of experience representing the victims of all types of personal injury actions, including mass transit accidents, trucking accidents, auto accidents and construction injuries. Our considerable experience with the legal issues involved in personal injury cases allows us to provide you with straightforward, honest advice about the merits of your claim and to advocate on your behalf to protect your legal rights and obtain the compensation you deserve.
If you or a loved one has been in a mass transit accident, contact the Chicago mass transit accident attorneys at Nilson, Stookal, Gleason & Caputo, Ltd. at (312) 443-1331 for a free consultation to learn more about a possible mass transit personal injury lawsuit.