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Public Transit Accidents: Investigation Reveals Alarming Information about CTA

Posted on in Bus Accident Injury

Illinois personal injury lawyer, Illinois wrongful death attorney, Illinois CTA accident attorney,Those that take public transit typically do so to save money or the environment, but they also believe they are getting an added benefit: the reduced risk of an accident. But public transit accidents do happen and they occur more frequently than most people realize. In fact, a recent news team investigation revealed that Chicago’s public transit system, CTA, has one accident every 36 hours.

Major Summer Crash Prompts Investigation

This past summer, a CTA bus jumped a curb on Michigan Avenue during the evening rush hour. Seven people were injured and one person was killed. That accident prompted the news team’s investigation of CTA crashes. In all, they uncovered hundreds of accidents that resulted in nearly 500 injuries and four fatalities.

CTA Officials Defend Drivers

If you take a look around the city, it is very likely that you will notice cars along the right side of city buses, or cutting in front of buses in order to change lanes, or maybe just stopping suddenly in front of a CTA bus. Incidents like these are where most of the CTA accidents come from, city officials say. While this may be true, at least in part, there are other accidents that remind us of just how dangerous it can be entrusting your life into the hands of another person, even if that person has been adequately trained.

Hire Legal Representation for Your Accident

Whether it is the fault of another driver or solely the fault of a CTA city driver, victims of bus accidents deserve compensation. If you or someone you love has been injured in a bus accident (whether you were a passenger on the bus or simply struck by the bus), hire legal representation immediately. Cases involving government agencies are complex and can be extremely lengthy, so do not attempt to go it alone.

With more than 85 years of combined experience, Salvi & Maher, L.L.C. has the knowledge and experience necessary to handle your personal injury case. We can assist you in pursuing compensation for medical expenses, rehabilitation, loss of income, and even loss of a loved one. For a free initial consultation with our dedicated Lake County personal injury attorneys, call 847-662-3303 today.

Sources:

http://abc7chicago.com/news/crash-factor-one-cta-bus-accident-every-36-hours/995542/

http://dig.abclocal.go.com/wls/documents/2015/092115-wls-iteam-bus-crashes-doc.pdf
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