by Jeffrey J. Kroll
With the population well in excess of 2 million people, the City of Chicago is the third most populous city in the United States. Roughly 25% of all employees in the City of Chicago use a bus to get to and from work. Buses provided an essential service to many U.S. communities, including, Chicago.
However, bus accidents comprise roughly 4% of all collisions each year. Due to the vehicle size and a number of potential victims in a single bus accident, the aftermath of a bus accident can be very devastating. Innocent victims of a bus accident may be left with both economic and life altering non-economic damages as a result of the bus company’s mishap. It is important to understand one’s rights when such an event occurs.
A bus is typically defined as any vehicle which can transport nine or more people, including the driver. When you think about it, there are so many different buses driving in or around the Chicagoland area:
- Chicago Transit Authority
- PACE Suburban Bus
- Reginal Transportation Authority
- School Buses
- Charter Buses
- Shuttle Buses
- Tour Buses
- Wheelchair-accessible Buses
When a bus accident occurs, determining the cause of the collision can be challenging. The bus accident attorneys at Kaveny + Kroll have experience in handling and litigating bus accident cases. Some of the common causes for a bus accident include, but are not limited to:
- Distracted driving
- Failure to maintain a proper lookout
- Bus Blind spots
- Excessive speed
- Improper lane changes
- Sudden stops
If you or a loved one have been involved in a bus accident, enlisting the aid of experience bus accident attorneys will help answer questions and expedite the process. Contact the bus accident attorneys at Kaveny + Kroll.