Illinois is a Major Hub For Bus Transportation
Thousands of people in Illinois rely on buses whether it is students to school, CTA bus riders to work, or passengers on an interstate bus. The Chicago Transit Authority alone operates the nation’s second largest public transportation system. The CTA is a regional transit system that serves 35 suburbs, in addition to the city of Chicago. CTA has 1,685 buses that operate 1,354 route miles making 19,000 trips a day. Additionally, Chicago’s suburban bus service Pace, covers 3,466 square miles larger than the state of Delaware. In 2013 Pace recorded the total ridership of 39,924,493. Aside from Pace and the CTA, interstate passenger buses such as Greyhound or Mega bus are available to Illinois riders.
Bus Operators Owe The Highest Level of Care to Passengers
Bus riders trust that their bus driver is properly licensed, well-rested and ready to operate the bus in a safe manner to protect all passengers. As operators transporting the general public, bus drivers are usually considered common carriers under Illinois law and are held to the highest standard of care. Passengers also trust that the vehicle has been properly inspected and designed and that all parts are fully functional. Negligence on the part of the driver or delayed maintenance by a bus operator can result in a crash that can injure passengers and other motorists. When passengers are seriously injured in an Illinois bus accident, they may be able to take action to hold any and all wrongdoers accountable.
How We Can Help You
Facing the other party on your own isn’t likely to produce the results you are looking for. When you work with a Chicago bus accident attorney on your case, you will gain the representation you need to succeed. Our accident lawyers handle all types of bus accident cases some of these include:
- Shuttle bus accidents, accidents on charter bus tours
- School bus accidents
- Accidents on CTA, Pace or other mass transit carriers.
- Interstate passenger buses
We also handle Illinois bus accidents for non bus passengers inured in accidents involved with buses.
We Will Fight For Your Rights
We know how difficult it can be to move forward with your case when you are injured in a bus accident. Here at Shea Law Group, we understand your injuries and want to make sure you get the compensation you deserve. If you have been involved in a bus accident, please call us at (877)-365-0040. We can help you get the compensation you deserve. You never pay a penny unless you receive compensation.