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Cook County Bus Accident Attorney

Englewood bus collision injury attorneys

Lawyers for Injuries to Drivers and Passengers in Bus Collisions in Chicago, Kenwood, and Chatham

Buses provide essential transportation for many people, but unfortunately, bus drivers are not always able to share the road safely with other vehicles. Because buses are so large, they can be difficult to operate correctly, but even if bus drivers follow the proper safety procedures, other drivers may act negligently and put bus passengers in danger. Collisions with other cars, trucks, or pedestrians can lead to serious injuries for people using a bus and others who are involved. Since multiple different factors will affect liability for these types of collisions, victims need to secure representation from a personal injury lawyer who understands the best ways to help them receive financial compensation for their injuries.

The law firm of Karchmar & Lambert, P.C. offers dedicated legal help for injury victims, and with more than 50 combined years of legal experience, we can advise you of the steps to achieve success in your case. We will fight to make sure you are fully compensated for all damages related to your injury, whether this means negotiating a settlement after making an insurance claim or pursuing lawsuits against government organizations, private companies, or negligent drivers. We handle cases on a contingency basis, and this means that you will not be charged any fees unless we win your case.

Liability for Bus-Related Injuries

In many cases, collisions between buses and other vehicles or pedestrians occur because of the negligence of bus drivers or their employers, although the drivers of other vehicles may also be at fault. Bus drivers may not have received the proper training on how to operate a bus safely, they may be distracted by passengers or electronic devices, or they may be unable to drive safely due to impairment by alcohol or drugs. The failure of equipment on a bus, such as brakes or doors, can also cause injuries to passengers or others, and in many cases, these types of incidents occur because a bus was not properly maintained.

We assist with accidents and injuries involving different types of buses, including:

  • City buses - Vehicles operated by the Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) and Pace regularly travel throughout the city of Chicago and the surrounding areas. When making regular stops, these buses can impede traffic, and other drivers may swerve around buses, cut them off, or take other unsafe actions. These forms of driver negligence can cause collisions that may lead to serious injuries for passengers within a bus or those who are entering or exiting a vehicle.
  • School buses - To protect the safety of children, traffic laws require other vehicles to stop when a school bus is picking up or dropping off passengers. Drivers who violate these laws may strike children or other pedestrians, leading to severe or fatal injuries. Children can also suffer injuries if a school bus driver does not drive safely, such as by speeding or failing to observe traffic signs or signals.
  • Long-distance buses - Vehicles operated by Greyhound or private bus companies transport passengers on long trips throughout the United States. Because these vehicles often operate at high speeds on interstate freeways and other highways, passengers can suffer serious injuries in collisions with other vehicles or situations where a bus runs off the road or strikes stationary objects.

Contact a Chicago Bus Accident Lawyer

A bus that collides with another vehicle or a pedestrian can inflict devastating injuries that may affect a person's health and well-being for years to come. At Karchmar & Lambert, P.C., we can help you pursue compensation for bus accident injuries, and we will fight to make sure you receive payments that address all of your damages, including the costs of medical treatment, the loss of income due to a temporary or permanent disability, and the physical and emotional pain and suffering experienced by you and your family. Contact us today by calling 312-977-1300 to arrange a free consultation. We represent bus accident injury victims in Cook County and the areas around Chicago, including neighborhoods such as Austin, Ashburn, Englewood, Pullman, Chatham, Bronzeville, Gresham, South Shore, Kenwood, and Garfield Park.

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