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Mass Transit Injuries

There are more options than ever to get around these days, without the need to ever own a vehicle—from buses and trains to boats and planes, ride shares to scooters and more. As passengers, we expect a high degree of care as we travel our paths. We also put our trust in vehicle operators, maintenance crews and others that we rely on to transport us safely to our destinations. When that doesn’t happen, innocent riders can sometimes be injured dramatically and tragically.

The attorneys at Kaveny + Kroll are experienced in seeking justice for people injured on public transportation, ride shares and other transit systems. We stand for your rights. Please call the attorneys at Kaveny + Kroll today for a free confidential consultation at 312-761-KKTL (5585).

Accomplished trial attorney Jeffrey Kroll of Kaveny + Kroll Trial Lawyers secured one of the largest premises’ liability compensatory awards in the nation and the largest verdict ever reported against the city of Chicago on behalf of college dance student Tierney Darden. In 2015, Tierney suffered life-altering injuries at O’Hare International Airport after a poorly maintained pedestrian shelter weighing 750 pounds fell on top of her, shattering her spinal cord. Today, Tierney is paralyzed from the waist down and suffers from severe neuropathic pain on a daily basis. A post-verdict settlement of $148 million was reached with the city of Chicago.

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Source: Chicago Tribune


Click through the tabs below to learn about a few of our cases involving MASS TRANSIT INJURIES.

$148 million

Verdict for a paralyzed 24-year-old female injured at O’Hare International Airport (highest compensatory verdict awarded to an individual in Illinois, and top five in U.S., excluding punitive damages).

$6.5 million

Recovery for a 55-year-old Chinese immigrant whose leg was crushed by a Chicago Transit Authority bus making too-tight-a-turn at a downtown intersection. The 55-year-old woman was within the crosswalk at the time of the Chicago accident.

$5 million

Recovery for a 31-year-old woman who suffered permanent brain damage after she was struck by public transit bus while jogging.

$2.775 million

Recovery for a 34-year-old pedestrian whose leg was degloved after a Greyhound bus making a right turn pinned her against a downtown Chicago construction barrier.

$1.25 million

Recovery for the wrongful death of an 18-year-old University of Illinois student who was struck and killed by a public transit bus while walking home from class.


Recovery for the wrongful death of a 13-year-old boy who was electrocuted when he urinated on the third rail.

We are on your side and have experience in all types of transportation related situations.

Please call us today with your questions at
312-761-KKTL (5585).

Kaveny + Kroll is a leading boutique personal injury law firm in Chicago. Established in 2019 by award-winning attorneys Elizabeth A. Kaveny and Jeffrey J. Kroll. Their firm is driven by their commitment to justice and the need to fight for victim’s rights and financial recovery. We believe a valued law firm should take your case personally … because it is.


Keep in mind that our payment is ONLY based on the award in your case. We only get paid if we help you get justice and financial compensation.