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Bus Accident Lawyer Near Me in Chicago, Illinois: Burnes Libman Law Group

In the United States, people rely on buses as a primary form of transportation. Over 6% of people in the U.S. commute to work via public transportation, and in total over 700 million people use the bus every year according to the NHTSA.

Unfortunately, due to the large number of people that utilize buses, there are hundreds of bus-related injuries and fatalities every year. In 2019 according to Forward Thinking, “277 people were killed, and another 3,939 people were hurt in crashes involving a large truck or bus in California. Out of the 8,696 times that a truck or a bus was involved in an accident, 244 of those crashes had at least one reported fatality.” These numbers have continued to grow every year.

With over thirty years of experience, Burnes Libman has successfully blended the extensive legal expertise found in large law firms with smaller law firms’ compassion and personal attention. We will fight for compensation for your bus accident injury or missed days of work. That’s our promise.


Picking the Right Bus Accident Lawyer

Being involved in a bus or CTA accident can be painful, exhausting, and scary. Burnes Libman is a nationally recognized and awarded law firm based in Chicago, Illinois. Our firm has a history of winning multi-million dollar settlements and verdicts across a variety of bus accident cases, including a $1.4M and $1.2M million dollar settlement.

At larger law firms, your call may not be returned for over a week. You also can be shuffled from lawyer to lawyer, with no rationale or reasoning. The Burnes Libman promise is to fight for you every step of the way.

Frequent Causes of Bus Accidents

In over thirty years of handling bus accident cases, we see a clear and present danger on roadways. Unfortunately, there are a variety of unsafe practices that have led to bus accidents in the United States, including:

•    Sleep-deprived bus drivers
•    Bus drivers under the influence
•    Pedestrian accidents (CTA buses)
•    Rear-end accidents
•    Accidents at intersections
•    Left-hand-turn collisions
•    Head-on collisions
•    Jackknifes
•    Bus rollovers
•    Driving too fast for poor road conditions
•    Poor maintenance on the bus

These experiences have helped us recover millions of dollars in settlements in bus accidents for our clients.. Legislation to come as close as we can through written rules, and litigation to punish those who do not exercise due care.

Examples of Burnes Libman Bus Accident Settlements

Have you been involved in a bus or CTA accident in the Midwest or United States? Let us represent you and together, we’ll get you the compensation you deserve. We treat every case with the expectation of going to trial. Below you will find some of our biggest bus accident settlements:

$1,400,000 - Bus Accident
A 68-year-old female pedestrian suffered lower leg degloving injury while CTA bus making the right turn.

$1,200,000 - Bus Accident
56-year-old CTA bus driver suffered bilateral rotator cuff tears requiring surgery when an auto driver ran a red light.

$500,000 - Bus Accident
45-year-old male rear-end bus collision cervical herniated disc requiring surgery.

$200,000 - Bus Accident
A 47-year-old male suffered three fractured toes in an auto collision.

When to See a Lawyer and Pursue Litigation

If you have been involved in a bus incident, you need to find a lawyer as soon as possible. Places and companies that you can get hurt at do not have your best interests in mind, which is why it’s so important to start the claims process as quickly and early as possible. It is difficult to determine liability at the beginning stages, and Burnes Libman is there to help you determine if litigation is a possibility with our free consultation. 

If you or a loved one have been injured in a bus or CTA accident, you may be entitled to compensation for your medical bills, lost earnings or wages, pain, and suffering, disability, or disfigurement. As each case is different and subject to a specific time limit (or statute of limitations), it is important to consult with a reputable and experienced personal injury attorney as soon as possible.

To contact Burnes Libman for your free case evaluation, call (312) 726-6500 or fill out our Get In Touch form below.

Contact Burnes Libman: Chicago’s Best Bus Accident Lawyers

The experience at Burnes Libman is different than any other law firm. "At Burnes Libman, we're there for you. You'll work directly with one of our top attorneys and we'll fight for you throughout the whole process. We'll be there every step of the way. That's our promise." For a free consultation regarding your bus accident case, contact us immediately below or call (312) 726-6500

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