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Chicago Public Transit Accident Attorney

Calumet Heights public transportation accident lawyer

Lawyer for Injuries Involving Buses, Trains, or Taxis in Cook County

People in the Chicago area have many options for getting around the city and its suburbs. While options for public transportation such as buses, trains, taxis, and rideshare services can provide convenience, they also present a risk of injury for their passengers or anyone who is involved in an accident with one of these vehicles. Personal injury cases involving public transit can often be very complex, and victims should work with an experienced attorney to determine their options for recovering compensation.

At the Kadzai Law Group, LLC, we understand the legal issues that can affect public transit injury cases, and we can provide you with the representation you need as you pursue financial compensation for your damages. With over 10 years of legal experience, Attorney David Kadzai can help you demonstrate liability for your injury and work to ensure that you are fully compensated for the harm you and your family have suffered.

Public Transportation Accidents and Injuries

There are a wide variety of ways a person may be injured when using public transportation or by the operator of one of these vehicles. Some common public transit accidents that can occur in the Chicago area include:

  • Bus accidents - Buses operated by CTA, PACE, or Greyhound are very large and difficult to maneuver, especially in the heavy traffic that regularly occurs throughout the greater Chicago area. If bus drivers do not pay close attention to the road around them, they may collide with other vehicles or pedestrians. Collisions with other vehicles or objects on the road may also injure a bus's passengers. Bus companies may be responsible for injuries that occurred because drivers did not receive proper training or because a bus was not properly maintained.
  • Train accidents - Passengers may suffer injuries when riding on Chicago's "L" or other trains operated by CTA or Metra in cases involving collisions or derailment. Drivers, passengers, bicyclists, or pedestrians may be seriously injured when colliding with a train, and this may happen due to operator error, unprotected crossings, or defective safety equipment.
  • Taxi accidents - Taxi drivers often operate their vehicles unsafely in order to get to their destination as quickly as possible and increase the fares they can earn. This can lead to dangerous car accidents, and taxi passengers, other drivers and passengers, pedestrians, and bicyclists may suffer serious injuries in a collision. In some cases, recovering compensation from taxi companies can be difficult, since a company will attempt to place the blame for an accident on a taxi driver.
  • Rideshare accidents - Services such as Uber and Lyft provide an easy option for transportation, but these companies often do not fully vet their drivers. They may also claim that they are not responsible for car accident injuries, because their drivers are considered independent contractors rather than employees.

Accidents and injuries involving public transportation can often result in complex personal injury cases, since a victim may need to take legal action against a government organization. Specific requirements and statutes of limitation may apply, which is why it is essential to work with an attorney who is experienced in these types of cases.

Contact a Hyde Park Public Transportation Injury Attorney

An injury involving a bus, train, or taxi can change your life forever, and in these cases, you deserve to receive compensation from a negligent organization or company. At Kadzai Law Group, LLC, we can help you understand your legal options, and we will work with you to make sure you are fully compensated for your damages. Contact us at 312-229-0050. We will not charge you any fees unless we win your case. We assist with personal injury cases in Chicago and Cook County, including Calumet Heights, Dixmoor, Bedford Park, Burnham, Hyde Park, Evergreen Park, Burbank, Robbins, Calumet City, Dolton, Merrionette Park, Riverdale, Harvey, Jackson Park, and Oak Lawn.

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