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Mass Transit Injury Attorneys in Cook County and DuPage County

DuPage County Public Transportation Accident Attorneys

Lawyers for Bus, Train, and Other Public Transportation Accidents in Addison, Elmhurst and the O'Hare Area

Every day in the Greater Chicago area, tens of thousands of people drive their own vehicles to work or school, while more than a million others depend on buses, trains, and other types of public transportation. While mass transit is generally a safe way to get where you are going, the reality is that accidents can and do happen, and when they occur, riders and drivers and passengers in other vehicles, as well as nearby pedestrians and cyclists, can be severely injured or even killed.

At Kaiser Hafezi Law, in Bensenville, IL, our dedicated personal injury lawyers have been helping victims of mass transit accidents since we opened our doors in 1990. With over 100 years of combined personal injury experience, we recognize the challenges involved with recovering compensation following a public transportation accident, but we know how to get results. If you or someone you love has been injured, we are ready to work hard to get you the full compensation to which the law says you are entitled.

Public Transportation in Northern Illinois

Several public transportation systems serve the City of Chicago and its surrounding suburbs. These mass transit systems consist of both bus and railway networks in and around the city, including:

  • CTA: The Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) operates a fleet of about 1,800 buses and 1,450 train cars that provide approximately 1.7 million rides on an average weekday. CTA buses and trains run 24 hours a day in Chicago and certain suburbs.
  • Metra: The commuter rail line Metra is one of the largest and busiest commuter rail systems in the United States, serving more than 240 stations on 11 rail lines. Metra provides over 70 million passenger rides per year, and it connects the outlying areas to the heart of the city.
  • Pace: The suburban bus system Pace provides about 30 million rides per year, operating over 800 standard buses, over 660 vans, and over 1,300 paratransit vehicles. Pace serves Cook, DuPage, Kane, Lake, McHenry, and Will Counties.

Most of the mass transit systems that serve the Chicago area operate under the umbrella of the Regional Transportation Authority (RTA), which makes them governmental entities. This means that recovering compensation from a transit system can be quite difficult after an injury-causing accident. Difficult, however, is not the same as impossible. Our lawyers understand that there are various laws that protect government entities such as the RTA, but we know how to work within them to get you the compensation you need to get back on your feet.

Building a Case for Compensation

When a bus or train crash occurs, the accident is likely to be investigated by both state and federal authorities, as well as local law enforcement agencies. In most cases, however, the focus is on preventing future such accidents instead of serving the interests of those who were injured. At Kaiser Hafezi Law, we know how to cooperate with federal and state agencies, and we understand how to use the results of a government investigation to build your case for compensation. When appropriate, we will also work with our own trusted investigators and other experts to establish a clear understanding of how your injuries occurred.

Accidents can also occur on other mass transit systems that serve the region, such as Greyhound and other bus networks, Amtrak, and taxi services. Transportation companies, including both private and public carriers, are required to carry insurance coverage, but policies can vary dramatically. Insurers can also be extremely difficult for you to face alone. The lawyers at Kaiser Hafezi Law will not be intimidated by government agencies, insurance carriers, or their attorneys, and we will fiercely advocate for your best interests at both the negotiating table and in court, if necessary.

Call an Experienced Injury Attorney

For more information about our firm and how we can help you collect compensation following a mass transit accident, contact our office. Call 630-233-9946 for a free, confidential consultation and case review at Kaiser Hafezi Law today. We represent clients in Bensenville, Elk Grove Village, Elmhurst, Addison, Melrose Park, Wood Dale, Park Ridge, Forest Park, Des Plaines, Niles, DuPage County, Cook County, and the surrounding areas.

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