Can I Sue the CTA if I Was Hit By a Bus? 

 Posted on March 24, 2022 in Bus/Train Accidents

Chicago CTA Bus Injury LawyerChicago has an affordable and accessible public transit system made of buses and the famous “L” train lines. While these vehicles are useful and necessary, they are large, numerous, and often in a hurry. Because buses are so much larger than other pedestrians, cyclists, or vehicles in the road, they can present serious dangers when drivers are careless, tired, or distracted. If you have been injured by a Chicago Transit Authority bus, consider meeting with an experienced CTA bus accident attorney to explore your options. 

CTA Bus Crashes Are Surprisingly Common 

A 2015 study seeking to investigate how often CTA buses crash discovered that, on average, a CTA bus is involved in a crash every 36 hours. In addition to crashes with cars in the street, CTA buses also hit pedestrians with their mirrors and sideswipe them on street corners.  While CTA buses are not always at fault in these crashes, these statistics illustrate just how common potentially dangerous interactions with these vehicles are. 

Bus Accidents Can Cause Serious and Life-Threatening Injuries

The sheer size and shape of a bus means that, even when traveling at low speeds, buses present a significant safety hazard. Injuries that are commonly sustained in bus accidents include, but are not limited to: 

  • Traumatic head injuries, including concussions, swelling, and lacerations

  • Back injuries, including fractures and herniated discs

  • Neck injuries such as whiplash 

  • Broken and fractured bones

  • Paralysis

  • Road rash

  • Death

If you have been in an accident involving a CTA bus, it is essential to complete a full investigation to determine whether the bus driver was at fault. An experienced Illinois personal injuries attorney can help you uncover helpful information and pursue compensation for your pain and suffering. We have helped our clients recover significant damages after loved ones have been seriously injured or killed in CTA accidents, and we have the experience and skill to help you manage your case so you can focus on adjusting to life after the accident. 

Call a Chicago, IL Public Transit Injuries Lawyer

Suffering an injury because of the carelessness of a CTA bus driver or train operator can have serious consequences on your health and livelihood. If you were injured in an accident, meet with one of our skilled Chicago public transportation injury attorneys. At Winters Salzetta O'Brien & Richardson, LLC, we offer free, no-risk consultations so you can get a better picture of your options and make an informed decision. Call us today at 312-236-6324



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