Were you injured using the public transportation system in Chicago? You may be eligible for economic and noneconomic damages, including compensation for your medical bills, lost wages, reduced earning capacity, pain, suffering, and inconvenience, and much more. A Chicago public transport accident lawyer can help you fight for the money you are entitled to by Illinois law.
At Pintas & Mullins Law Firm, our Chicago public transport accident attorneys want to get to work for you today. We offer a free case evaluation, at which a member of our team will discuss with you the details of your accident, help you determine the value of your claim, and go over your legal options. We also never charge a fee until you get paid.
To learn more about our team and what we can do for you, call Pintas & Mullins Law Firm today for a free consultation at (800) 794-0444.
Public Transport Accidents in Chicago, Illinois
As the third-largest city in the United States, Chicago boasts an expansive public transportation system that helps tens of thousands of city residents get to work, the grocery store, and downtown for recreation. While public transportation is statistically very safe, it is not risk-free. Accidents happen regularly, some resulting in major bodily injury.
In 2018, there were 2,086 bus crashes in Illinois, according to the Illinois Department of Transportation.
If you were injured by a public transportation vehicle in Chicago, whether as a passenger or pedestrian, the Chicago public transport accident lawyers at Pintas & Mullins Law Firm want to help you fight for compensation.
Chicago has hundreds of city buses covering the city and outlying areas. If you were injured in any way as a passenger on a city bus in Chicago, we might be able to help.
Whether you slipped and fell on the bus, got hurt boarding or de-boarding the bus, or were riding a bus that got into an accident, we can help you identify the responsible parties and hold them liable. We can also help you fight for compensation if you were a pedestrian hit by a bus or an occupant of another vehicle involved in a bus accident.
The Chicago “L”
The Chicago rail system, known locally as the “L,” carries thousands of commuters, tourists, and locals across the metro area every day. While its accident rate is low, it is not entirely free of mishaps. No matter how you were injured on the L, the Pintas & Mullins Law Firm team wants to investigate your accident and help you fight for compensation.
Pedestrian or Passenger
Pintas & Mullins Law Firm can help both pedestrians and passengers win compensation for injuries involving the Chicago public transportation system. We want to hear from you no matter the circumstances of your accident. Even if you believe or were told by another attorney that you do not have a winnable case, we want to evaluate it for ourselves.
We do not shy away from tough cases. Call our Chicago team today for a free case evaluation.
We Can Find Out Who Was Liable and Hold Them Accountable
In order to recover compensation for your Chicago public transport accident injuries, we must identify the responsible parties and gather evidence to show why they are liable for the damage you have incurred. Starting from day one, when we take your case, we will investigate your accident with the goal of quickly identifying the responsible parties so we can collect the evidence we need while it is still fresh.
Because the number of ways one can get injured on or by public transportation is extensive, there could be dozens or more potentially liable parties for your accident. If you were injured on government-funded public transportation, we might be able to sue the government agency overseeing the vehicle. Other liable parties might include:
The Bus Driver
If you were injured by a Chicago bus, we might be able to hold the driver liable if they were not following a traffic law or were engaged in negligent behavior at the time of the accident.
The Train Conductor
If your injury involved the train system, we will investigate and determine if the train conductor was performing their job up to standards.
If another passenger’s negligence or wrongdoing contributed to your injuries, we might be able to track them down, gather evidence against them, and hold them liable.
Other Responsible Parties
There could be any number of additional parties that share in the liability for your injury. We can help you find them and hold them accountable.
For a free legal consultation with a public transport accidents lawyer serving Chicago, call (800) 794-0444
Recoverable Damages for Your Chicago Public Transport Accident
The Pintas & Mullins Law Firm team can fight for compensation to pay you for both the economic and noneconomic losses you have incurred as a result of your Chicago public transport accident. We believe that the person who should pay for what you have endured is not you but the party or parties whose negligent or wrongful behavior caused the accident.
We will take on those parties and fight for a monetary settlement or award that includes money for:
We will fight for compensation to cover both your current and expected future medical bills.
If you have missed work because of your injury, we will help you fight for the wages you have lost.
Reduced Earning Capacity
We will also help you recover any long-term reduction in income due to lowered work capacity as a result of your injury.
Pain and Suffering
You may be eligible to recover compensation for your pain and suffering, emotional distress, and loss of enjoyment of life.
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The Statute of Limitations
The statute of limitations on personal injury cases in Chicago is two years, according to 735 Illinois Compiled Statutes section 13-202, but this can vary based on a number of factors. Please call us to get started on your case right away and avoid any issues.
Call Us Today for a Free Legal Consultation
The Chicago public transport accident lawyers at Pintas & Mullins Law Firm are ready to start working for you. There is no fee until we win. Call us today at (800) 794-0444.