If you work and live in the Chicago area or elsewhere in Illinois, then chances are you have utilized the bus and train systems at one point in time. You may even be a regular mass transit commuter. You rely on these systems to get you to and from your destination safely. While you should count on the system to do its job, negligence, poor maintenance and other factors can turn what should have been a normal ride into a traumatizing accident.

Understanding Mass Transit Accidents And Injuries

Accidents involving buses and trains differ from regular car accidents in many ways. Buses and trains are public transportation systems that are regulated by specific laws. Additionally, these types of accidents affect large groups of people, as trains and buses are often full of passengers. Injuries from these accidents range from minor scrapes and bruises, to catastrophic — including head, neck, spine, organ injuries, and even death.

Mass transit accidents can happen for a number of reasons. Some common causes include:

  • Weather
  • Poor maintenance
  • Debris and hazardous material spills
  • Negligent motorists
  • Pedestrian interference
  • Derailment
  • Distracted or fatigued driving

We Can Help You Present Your Case

If you or a loved one is injured in a bus or train accident, you will want to seek representation as soon as possible. These cases present unique challenges that victims will not want to tackle alone. Chances are there will be numerous claims filed at once — in some cases hundreds of claims filed — which means that your claim must stand out.

Severe injuries, such as those to the neck, spine and head injuries, or wrongful death claims, carry the potential for large settlements insurers may be reluctant to pay. This means it is extremely important that the right steps are taken when seeking compensation to ensure the full and fair recovery of damages.

Put Our Experience On Your Side

At Ryan, Ryan & Viglione, we treat clients like family. Our lawyers have more than 70 years of combined experience successfully representing victims injured in accidents. We know how insurance companies work and try to quickly resolve cases involving mass transit system accidents. With our expertise, we will make your claim stand out and fight for the compensation you deserve.

Contact us today to schedule a free initial consultation. Call 847-244-1436 to speak to one of our attorneys at our Chicago, Waukegan or Schaumburg offices. You can also send us an email to get started. We work on a contingency fee basis, meaning if you don’t win your case, you don’t owe us a thing.

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