Thousands of buses crisscross our roads every single day. Buses shuttle children to and from school, teams to after-school sports and away games, and workers to and from their jobs and places of employment. Millions of children and adults rely daily on bus companies and operators to get them safely from place to place. Yet every year, thousands of people are injured or killed in bus crashes.
Top Bus Accident Lawyers
As experienced bus accident lawyers, we have the experience and capacity to help you fight for your rights. If you or a loved has been injured or killed in a bus accident, our team of lawyers will bring all of our expertise, skill, and resources to fight for you and your family.
In every bus collision, it is imperative that all evidence is properly preserved, and that the crash and related conduct is thoroughly investigated. These two key steps will enable the crash victims to protect their rights, and to pursue justice and compensation. When a victim is injured on or by a public bus, it is important that a lawsuit be filed prior to the statute of limitations deadline, which is often shortened when suing government or public service entities.
Bus Accidents Happen Every Day
According to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), in 2014, there were 11,000 bus crashes that resulted in an injury. In that same year, at least 22,000 people were injured in a bus crash. In Chicago, bus accidents are very common due to the high number of public buses, shuttles, and vehicles on the roads of the city and surrounding suburbs.
There are many types of bus accidents, involving a range of buses including:
Local mass transit carriers such as CTA buses;
Commercial bus companies like Greyhound, Bolt, or Megabus; and
Bus Crash Law in Illinois and Wisconsin
Tragically, the majority of fatal bus accidents happen with school children. As operators transporting the general public, bus drivers are considered common carriers under both Illinois Law and Wisconsin law. This means that bus drivers are held to the highest standard of care. Those bus drivers must take all necessary precautions to protect their passengers, who are often young children.
Get the Legal Help You Need
Whiting Law Group pursues justice for people injured or killed in bus accidents caused by the negligence of others. We have decades of experience of successfully holding bus drivers, bus companies, and more, accountable for the harm their negligence inflicted on our clients. We welcome the opportunity to speak directly with you about your accident. Contact us today for a free consultation about your case.