Chicago Mass Transit Accident Attorneys

Cook County mass transportation injury attorney

Law Firm Assisting With Airplane, Bus, and Train Injuries in Illinois and Throughout the U.S.

People in Chicago are very familiar with public transportation, and they regularly use buses, trains, taxis, and other forms of mass transit. Unfortunately, the constant presence of these forms of transportation on the city's streets leads to regular accidents, which often cause serious injuries to passengers, pedestrians, and people in other vehicles. In addition, people throughout Illinois and across the United States are often injured in accidents involving buses, trains, and airplanes.

The personal injury attorneys of Tomasik Kotin Kasserman, LLC represent those who have been injured in mass transit accidents, helping them recover compensation that addresses their medical bills, lost income, and pain and suffering. We are dedicated to improving public safety by ensuring that negligent operators, companies, and carriers are held responsible for the damages victims have suffered.

Types of Public Transportation Injuries

Mass transit accidents can occur for a wide variety of reasons, ranging from negligence by a vehicle operator to equipment failure. We work to uncover the causes of these accidents and identify the liable parties. We have a great deal of experience and a record of success in multiple types of transportation accidents, including:

  • Aviation accidents and injuries - Plane crashes often receive a great deal of publicity, but many other types of accidents and injuries can occur on passenger aircraft, including injuries caused by food poisoning or improper security. We understand the complex laws and regulations surrounding the airline industry and what it takes to achieve success in aviation litigation.
  • Bus accidents - Buses are large and difficult to control, and passengers can be seriously injured by the negligence of a bus driver or because of equipment failure. We assist with accidents involving school buses, charter buses, or buses operated by the CTA, Pace, or Greyhound.
  • Railroad accidents - The massive size and weight of trains can cause devastating, fatal injuries in even the most minor incident. Passengers, drivers of motor vehicles, and pedestrians are all at risk, and we can help with cases involving negligent operation, unsafe railroad crossings, and improper track maintenance. We also assist with FELA cases involving injured railroad workers.
  • Taxicab accidents - Liability can be a complex matter in taxi accidents, and we have achieved success in holding taxi drivers and companies responsible for injuries caused by aggressive driving or negligent supervision.
  • Rideshare accidents - Companies like Uber and Lyft may offer convenience, but their screening and background check processes for drivers have been criticized as inadequate, and as a result, many passengers have suffered robberies, assaults, and sexual assaults committed by drivers. We work to hold these companies responsible when their negligent hiring practices result in harm to their customers.

Cases involving mass transit injuries may require a victim to file a lawsuit against local government entities, such as a city government that operates public transportation or a municipality that failed to maintain a safe railroad crossing. Illinois law requires claims against local government entities to be filed within one year of an incident, as opposed to two years for other personal injury cases. In cases involving public transportation, it is important to file claims within the statute of limitations.

Contact Our Illinois Public Transportation Injury Attorneys

The legal issues surrounding public transportation accidents and injuries can be highly complex. At TKK, we are experienced in addressing these legal concerns and helping our clients secure compensation for the damages they have suffered. We work to enhance safety for passengers of buses, trains, taxis, and rideshare services and obtain justice for the victims of injuries caused because of negligence. Contact our Chicago personal injury attorneys today at 312-605-8800 to set up a free consultation.

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161 North Clark Street, Suite 3050
Chicago, IL 60601

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