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In Chicago, buses are a convenient and cost-effective public transportation option for residents and tourists alike. However, this doesn't necessarily mean that buses are your safest means of travel. In fact, it's estimated that there is one bus crash every 36 hours—and that's just in Chicago! When a collision occurs, passengers and other motor vehicle operators tend to sustain severe physical and cognitive injuries.
If you've been injured due to the negligent actions of a bus driver, contact the Arlington Heights bus accident lawyers at Ahmad Law Firm today. Our trial-tested legal team can represent your interests in court and guide you through each step of this complicated legal process. With our help, you can secure a positive case result that yields both economic and non-economic damages.
Contact our Arlington Heights bus accident attorneys at (847) 791-2294 to retain experienced and aggressive legal representation.
Pursuing Compensation After an Accident
Buses are primarily designed to carry large groups of people across great distances. Since the 1990s, bus companies have incorporated electric and hybrid vehicles into their fleets in an effort to save money and protect the environment. Unfortunately, manufacturers haven't made corresponding improvements when it comes to passenger safety.
Most buses on the road lack safety restraints and even have a tendency to tip over after collisions. This leads to serious passenger injuries that often necessitate expensive medical treatments and surgical procedures. If you're facing significant financial hardships due to your injuries, it's important to turn to a knowledgeable legal representative who can maximize your claim.
If your claim is successful, you may be awarded the following damages:
- Past and future medical expenses
- Loss of wages
- Loss of future earnings
- Property damage
- Professional care services
- Transportation fees
It's incredibly difficult for victims to pinpoint a negligent party because multiple entities and even government organizations can be held legally responsible for their injuries. Many people file personal injury claims without even knowing that legal procedures vary by state and jurisdiction. Only an experienced attorney can help you successfully navigate this complicated legal process.
Liable parties in a bus accident can include:
- The bus driver
- The bus company
- The bus manufacturer
- A government entity
- A negligent third-party driver
Per the statute of limitations in Illinois, you have two years from the date of your injury to file a personal injury claim. However, you may be contacted by the defendant's insurance company before you even have a chance to walk out of the hospital. To save money, the insurance company may try to trick you into accepting a substandard settlement amount. Our bus accident lawyers in Arlington Heights can negotiate with the insurance company on your behalf and help you recover damages that facilitate both your physical and financial recovery.
Schedule a Consultation Today
Contact the Arlington Heights bus accident attorneys at Ahmad Law Firm if you're ready to take legal action against a negligent party. During your consultation, our legal team can evaluate your case and thoroughly explain your legal options. By understanding your personal circumstances and financial needs, we can develop a customized litigation strategy that reflects and achieves your legal objectives.
We provide 24/7 service. Call Ahmad Law Firm at (847) 791-2294 to schedule a consultation.