The City of Chicago and Greater Chicagoland Area are major transportation hubs for busy commuters and those reliant on public transportation. From children relying on the bus to get transport them safely to school to professionals using charter buses as a means of transportation to their respective careers, everyone encounters some form of bus transportation throughout the day.
Long distance bus services including: Greyhound, PACE, and Megabus, call Chicago a frequent stop. While Chicago Transit Authority runs buses down every major street from the early morning hours until late evening and some even 24-hours a day.
With the volume of passengers and bus routes throughout Chicagoland, bus accidents are unavoidable. If you or a loved one has been injured during a bus accident, you may be eligible to receive reparations for your medical bills, missed time at work, and even personal loss.
The experienced team at The Law Firm of Tony S. Kalogerakos & Associates can help ensure that you receive the compensation to which you are entitled. Contact us today to begin your free consultation: 312-929-3807.
Chicago Bus Accident Attorneys
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), approximately three hundred fatal bus accidents occur annually in the United States. Even in the case of a bus accident that results in non-life threatening injuries, the cost of damages and medical expenses associated with the crash can be overwhelming. An experienced Chicago bus accident lawyer can help you and your family deal with the legal issues associated.
Who is responsible?
Most buses travel safely across the roadways of Chicago and the Greater Chciagoland Area, but in the event of an accident many parties can be at fault.
This means that litigation in bus accident cases can be complex, especially if multiple parties are found to be at fault, including:
- The driver of the bus
- The company that manages the bus
- Bus equipment manufacturers or bus mechanics
- Another negligent driver or drivers
- Government entities, in the case of public transit buses
Contacting an experienced Chicagoland bus accident lawyer is the first step in determining which party is at fault. The Law Offices of Tony S. Kalogerakos & Associates will fight for the best outcome in your case and the legal recourse that you deserve.
What are the common causes of bus accidents?
Chicago bus accidents can happen at any time and for many reasons. Some of the most common causes of bus accidents include:
- Poor weather and driving conditions
- Improper maintenance
- Reckless driving on the part of the bus driver or another driver
- Defective bus equipment
- Driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol
If you or a loved one was involved in an accident between a bus and an automobile, you may be facing injury, medical bills, missed work, property damage, and personal stress. A Chicago bus accident attorney can alleviate some of your stress by addressing key legal issues and ensuring that your rights are protected.
The Law Offices of Tony S. Kalogerakos & Associates are experienced in all types of Chicago bus accidents. Whether you were injured a passenger, pedestrian or as the passenger or operator of another vehicle, you may be entitled to reparation for the damages that you sustained. Contact the experienced team of Chicago bus accidents attorneys today to begin your free consultation: 312-929-3807.