Public Transit Accidents

Dozens of commuters and shoppers living in the cities of Carol Stream, Carpentersville, Hanover, and Streamwood use public transit systems every day.  Some individuals ride busses to save on fuel as well as the wear and tear on their vehicles.  Others do so to be environmentally friendly.  The rest don’t have vehicles to get them from Point A to Point B.  Regardless of why individuals ride the bus, they assume that they will be safe when doing so.  Unfortunately, public transit accidents happen.  When they do and you need a personal injury lawyer to represent you, the Makarone Accident Lawyers Law Firm is here to help.

Consequences of Public Transit Accidents

Because of their size, speed, and weight as well as a slower stopping response when the brakes are suddenly applied, collisions involving buses cause considerably more physical and property damage than collisions involving other motor vehicles.  Unlike other motor vehicles that carry 3 or 4 passengers on average, buses carry numerous individuals by design.  So public transit accidents usually result in a number of serious injuries.  Sadly, a portion of those injuries often prove to be fatal.

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Whether it’s buses or other public transit venues (subway, train, etc.), the municipal and state governments that provide these transportation venues are legally responsible for ensuring that their passengers always arrive safely at their destinations unharmed.  But there are always those circumstances or situations when buses collide with other motor vehicles and people get hurt, some fatally.  At the Makarone Accident Lawyers Law Firm, our personal injury lawyers in Carol Stream, Carpentersville, Hanover, and Streamwood. They handle a broad range of public transit accident cases including:

  • Accidents on public transit system buses
  • Charter bus accidents
  • Greyhound, Trailways, and other interstate bus accidents
  • School bus accidents
  • Shuttle bus accidents
  • Sightseeing or tour bus accidents

In addition to individuals who’ve been injured while riding the bus when it crashed with another motor vehicle, our personal injury lawyers represent motorists when they’ve been injured in public transit accidents.

Bus accidents in Carol Stream, Carpentersville, Hanover, Streamwood, and other cities throughout the greater Chicago area have become all too common.  Because of their size and weight as well as the force of impact in a collision with another motor vehicle, the injuries that passengers sustain are often serious and even fatal.

If you or a loved one suffered injury in a public transit accident, you could be entitled to compensation.  We are a team of compassionate lawyers who are ready to schedule visits to the hospital or home while you recover as we know that you may not be in a position to visit our law offices. Call the Makarone Accident Lawyers Law Firm and speak with a personal injury lawyer today.