Chicago is a hub of traffic – motor vehicle traffic, pedestrian traffic, and public transportation. Given the large number of people that life and work in Chicago, a large number of people rely on Chicago’s public transportation systems – including CTA and PACE buses – to get from place to place in and around the city. In fact, according to the Chicago Transit Authority (CTA), 1,781 CTA buses operate over 140 routes and run approximately 19,709 trips a day throughout Chicago. In the surrounding suburbs, the PACE bus system serves 284 municipalities and covers 3,446 square miles, providing public transportation via nearly 200 fixed bus routes.
Given the large number of buses moving throughout Chicago and the surrounding suburbs, bus accidents can and do happen. In fact, on average, the CTA is involved in one bus accident per day. The Chicago bus accident lawyers at Cogan & Power, P.C. focus on representing the victims of motor vehicle accidents, including bus accidents and other public transit accidents, and helping our clients obtain full and fair financial recovery.
Bus accidents can happen for a number of reasons, such as:
Bus accidents often involve serious injuries and even deaths, depending on the cause and severity of the bus accident. While the amount of compensation that a person receives depends on the extent of the injuries and the cause of the accident, victims of personal injury accidents may be entitled to compensatory damages, including:
In addition, courts will sometimes award punitive damages to punish the negligent party for his or her wrongdoing, and deter future grossly negligent or intentional wrongdoing.
The Chicago bus accident attorneys at Cogan & Power focus on representing the victims of auto accidents, bus accidents, and other public transit accidents. As a result of our vast experience and knowledge, we are able to handle the complex legal and factual issues involved with bus accident lawsuits and have obtained a number of substantial verdicts and settlements for our clients.
Contact our office at (312) 477-2500 to schedule a free consultation with one of our Chicago bus accident attorneys. If you cannot come to our offices in downtown Chicago, we will come to you. And because we take cases on a contingency basis, you will not pay any fee unless we get you compensation.