Chicago Transit Authority Accident Lawyer
The Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) is the second largest public transportation system in the nation. 1.6 million rides are taken on the CTA on a average weekday. As of December 2012, the CTA serves the city of Chicago along with 35 suburbs and provides 83 percent of the public transit trips in the six-country Chicago metropolitan area either by direct service or by connections with Metra and Pace.
The CTA has 1,781 busses and 1,200 rail cars. The sheer size of the CTA system along with the millions that travel by it each day make accidents involving passengers or staff an eventuality. The CTA is not unfamiliar with accident claims. The CTA, along with its insurance company, have teams of attorneys with the singular goal of fighting injury and wrongful death claims. They work hard to minimize the amount of compensation given in settlements or verdicts.
Chicago Common Carriers
The CTA is regarded as a common carrier. Common carriers are modes of transit that transport people and goods in exchange for currency. Common carriers are required to offer their passengers the highest possible standard of care. They have the duty to comply with all safety laws, provide reasonable safe and well-maintained vehicles, provide careful and well-screened drivers, warn passengers of potential dangers or hazards and generally practice extreme care and vigilance while transporting passengers.
The CTA accident lawyers from Nemeroff Law Offices will investigate your accident, identify all sources of compensation and pursue a full and fair settlement to your injury or wrongful death claim. If the settlement offer is inadequate, we will take the case to court for you.
For example, Nemeroff Law Offices settled a case against the CTA for $775,000. In this claim, a 77 year old woman was exiting a CTA bus when it began moving forward. The woman then fell out of the slowly moving bus and fractured her patella and suffered torn ligaments in her knee, requiring surgery. The CTA claimed the bus was not moving, however, we discovered a video from inside the bus that had recorded the whole event and confirmed the woman's story.
We offer a free consultation to evaluate your CTA accident claim. It will cost you nothing to consult with a lawyer to see if you have a case. It is essential that action be taken promptly to preserve evidence, investigate the accident and/or conduct in question and to file a lawsuit, when necessary prior to a deadline imposed by the statute of limitations.
CTA Accident Lawyers in Chicago
We give all our personal injury, workers' compensation, wrongful death and medical malpractice clients a promise that if we do not recover monetary damages in your case, we will not charge you an attorney fee. If we take your case, we only get paid if we win your case. Contact Nemeroff Law Offices today. Our experienced CTA accident injury accident attorneys are available to speak with you directly.
Contact us immediately at 312-629-8800 or complete our online contact form.
See also: Chicago Metra Accident Attorney