If you were injured in an accident caused by a Pace bus, you deserve compensation.
Pace is Chicago’s suburban bus system, a division of the Regional Transportation Authority. Pace runs a fleet of over 700 buses on 213 lines in Cook, Will, Lake, McHenry, Kane and DuPage counties. Pace also operates 610 vans, 366 paratransit vehicles and 80 community vehicles.
When you board a Pace bus, you should be able to trust that you will be transported safely to your destination, but unfortunately that is not always the case.
Pace buses and vans have been involved in serious accidents. In 2013, a 58-year-old woman was killed when a driver contracted by Pace allegedly fell asleep at the wheel, causing the fatal accident. The woman relied on a wheelchair and was being transported by a driver with SCR Medical Transportation, contracted to Pace. Her family filed a lawsuit and obtained a settlement.
Bus accidents may be caused by driver fatigue, speeding, driver impairment or improper vehicle maintenance. In addition to Pace, bus accidents may occur on CTA buses, school buses, airport shuttles, Greyhound, Megabus, sightseeing buses and other vehicles. Bus accident injuries may be severe, with long-term consequences.
When an injury or death occurs as the result of negligence on the part of the bus driver, the transportation agency or a company involved in the manufacture or maintenance of the vehicle, then the injured person has the right to file a personal injury lawsuit to obtain compensation.
At Briskman Briskman & Greenberg, we have decades of experience representing people who have suffered personal injuries in bus accidents and other types of accidents. We fight for our clients’ rights every day against transportation agencies and insurance companies. If you were injured or lost a loved one in an accident, please contact us for a free consultation to learn more about your rights.