Bicycle Accident Lawyers Who Can Help After a Bus Collision
Our Chicago attorneys fight for financial compensation
Every day in Chicago and throughout Illinois, buses carry passengers down city streets. These include Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) buses, school buses, and private charters. Negligence can easily lead to a crash that leaves a bicyclist seriously hurt. The bicycle accident attorneys at Keating Law Offices, P.C. fight for the rights of the injured.
Bicyclists have no protection during a collision with a bus. They can suffer serious injuries as a result. These include broken bones, back injuries, neck injuries, spinal cord injuries, and traumatic brain injury. Recovery can take months or years. Some victims of bicycle accidents never fully recover.
If you’ve been injured after being hit by a bus while on your bicycle, you deserve financial compensation. Recovering compensation can be difficult. One reason is that there can be multiple parties involved. These can include:
- The bus driver
- The CTA or a private bus company
- Manufacturers of defective parts on the bus
- Drivers of any other vehicles involved in the crash
Each party can have their own lawyers and insurance companies, so these types of cases can become complicated. In addition, negligent parties typically deny doing anything wrong and do not accept responsibility for what happened. Insurance companies will always try to pay you as little as possible – preferably nothing.
Lawyers committed to helping you get the best outcome
Our firm has experience handling claims involving bicyclists hurt in bus accidents. We know how to identify negligent parties and hold them accountable. We build strong cases that insurance companies can’t ignore. We’ve helped hundreds of injured bicyclists recover financial compensation.
Bus drivers have a responsibility to follow the Illinois Rules of the Road, as well as traffic rules in the Municipal Code of Chicago. In addition, many receive training to avoid bicycle collisions. For example, CTA bus operators are given a copy of the CTA publication “Sharing The Road With Bicycle Riders For Bus Operators.”
Bus companies are also responsible for the safety of bicyclists. They must ensure that their drivers are qualified and receive adequate training. They need to keep the buses in their fleet properly maintained and make needed repairs promptly.
Crash attorneys who build strong cases that get results
Keating Law Offices investigates your crash to get the facts. We review accident reports and medical records. We seek evidence that is under the control of the bus companies, such as employment and maintenance records. We identify witnesses and interview them ourselves. If needed, we consult accident reconstruction experts and other specialists.
When insurance companies see that we are ready to fight for you all the way to court if necessary, they often agree to talk about a settlement. If they are hoping for a quick deal that helps them save money, they will be disappointed. We are only interested in a resolution of your claim that meets your needs.
This includes compensation for all current and future medical expenses related to your injury. It includes lost wages if you were unable to work for some time. We may also seek compensation for other damages, such as disability, pain and suffering and emotional distress. If they won’t negotiate, we’ll be ready to fight for you in court.
Call the firm that is known for helping injured bicyclists. Contact us for a free consultation with one of our bicycle accident attorneys. Keating Law Offices has handled many cases involving bus accident collisions.