Chicago Bus Accident Attorneys
Accident Caused by Negligent Bus Drivers
Given the traffic in Chicago, many people opt to take the bus instead of driving themselves. In most cases, it is a faster option, and it is usually safer. However, if bus drivers fail to take appropriate safety measures when they are driving, the results can be catastrophic for the passengers on the bus or for the vehicles near them on the road.
At Grazian & Volpe, we understand the tragedies that result from bus accidents, and we are committed to providing victims with the legal counsel they need. As experienced Chicago bus accident lawyers, we understand the importance of promptly visiting the scene of the accident and analyzing all available information to gain a thorough understanding of the factors leading to the accident.
When you really need a Chicago injury lawyer, call us at 773.838.8100 or fill out our online form.
Expectations of Common Carriers
When accidents occur, the party who caused the accident may be held liable if he or she acted negligently. However, the standard for negligence is different for a car driver than it is for a bus driver. The actions of a car driver are judged against what a reasonable person would do in the same situation.
Bus drivers and other common carriers are held to a higher standard. They must show the highest degree of care possible under the circumstances. They are expected to go out of their way to protect the passengers on their bus, and if they fail to do so, they can be held accountable for any injuries that occur.
Contact Experienced Chicago Transit Authority Accident Attorneys
If you were injured in an accident caused by a negligent bus driver, we can help you receive the compensation you need. Whether you were a passenger on the bus, or were caught in the driver’s blind spot as he or she was turning, we can work with you to make sure you receive the compensation you need. Contact us online or call 773-838-8100 to schedule your free initial consultation. We are willing to visit individuals in their homes or at the hospital if they are unable to come into the firm.
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