If you suffered an injury or lost a loved one in a CTA bus or train accident, you may be entitled to compensation through a lawsuit.
The Chicago Transit Authority (CTA), an Illinois independent government agency, operates 140 bus routes and eight rail lines, with a total daily ridership of 1.64 million. CTA is financially supported by the Regional Transportation Authority.
Accidents involving CTA buses and trains are not uncommon. In April 2015, nine people suffered injuries in an accident in Lawndale involving an extended CTA bus and another vehicle. In June 2015, an accordion-style CTA bus killed a woman on Michigan Avenue after running a red light. In August 2015, seven people were hospitalized after a CTA bus crashed into an SUV in Oak Park.
Passengers on CTA buses and trains should be able to have confidence that the vehicle has been properly maintained, the driver is operating the vehicle properly, and they will be able to travel safely to their destination. However, too often this is not the case.
Bus and train accidents may be caused by vehicle maintenance problems, driver fatigue or impairment, speeding or other improper operation. In addition to CTA buses and trains, accidents may occur involving school buses, Megabus and Greyhound buses, sightseeing buses and airport shuttles. Bus and train accidents may involve multiple victims and result in serious injuries and even death.
When negligence on the part of the CTA or its drivers, engineers and other workers causes an accident that results in serious injury or death, then the victims have the right to sue for damages.
At Briskman Briskman & Greenberg, this is what we do. We take pride in fighting for the rights of injured people, and we work every day against transportation agencies and insurance companies, to bring our clients justice. If you were injured or lost a loved one in a CTA accident or other accident, please contact us right away for a free consultation to learn how we can help.