The Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) covers Chicago proper as well as 35 suburbs and operates the second largest public transportation system in the United States. The numbers are impressive:
Unfortunately, the CTA leads the nation in fatalities, collision rates, and derailments compared with other metro transit systems. To put that into perspective, however, your odds of getting injured are probably lower relying on the CTA to get around than relying on your own personal vehicle. Odds cease to matter, however, once an injury actually occurs. If you have been involved in an accident the Chicago Transit Authority Accident Lawyers can fight for your rights.
Your options in the event of a CTA accident depend on the circumstances surrounding it. Fault is almost always relevant:
Nineteen of our clients win an out-of-court settlement at the negotiating table for every one client who has to wait for a court decision. Nevertheless, we are still ready to slug it out in court if the opposing party insists on being stubborn. Our success in the courtroom is, ironically, one of the main reasons we rarely end up there – opposing parties simply don’t want to face us in court.
“If anyone has a problem and is in need of help, call Malman Law. At Malman Law you are not just a client, you are part of the family.” – Donyell G
While just about any type of injury is possible, the same types of injuries keep recurring over and over:
Yes. Although you generally have two years to file a personal injury lawsuit, when the Chicago Transit Authority is the defendant, you only have one year. The CTA gets special treatment because any amount it pays out in damages comes out of taxpayers’ pockets. To discuss any questions you might have about your case please contact one of our Chicago Transit Authority Accident Attorneys.
If your CTA claim is successful, you could end up with much more than simple reimbursement for your medical bills. Your damages might include:
Generally not, with some important exceptions. The IRS can tax:
Speak to a tax attorney for further details.
At Malman Law, our job is to fill your pockets, not empty them. Since we win 95 percent of our clients’ claims, we can afford to offer you our Zero Fee Guarantee – our legal fees will be zero unless you win your claim and actually receive the money. Furthermore, since we charge no upfront fees, feel free to contact us regardless of the state of your finances.
2 years ago I was involved in a trucking accident involving a 14-wheeler truck that nearly disabled me for life. Steve fought to make sure that I received the most possible compensation for my injuries. I was about to take the insurance company’s lowball offer, but decided to call Steve first – it was the best decision I’ve made yet
NOAH TAFFELPersonal Injury Victim