Chicago Transit
Authority Accident

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Trusted Transit Authority Accident Lawyers Serving Chicago

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:

  • More than 1,800 buses serve over 10,000 stops
  • Around 1,500 rail cars serve 145 stations
  • Nearly half a billion trips occur every year.

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 an Accident

Your options in the event of a CTA accident depend on the circumstances surrounding it. Fault is almost always relevant:

  • If the accident was mostly your fault, you probably can’t recover anything (a recovery is still possible if your degree of fault was no greater than 50 percent).
  • If the accident was the fault of the CTA or its employee, you can file a claim against the CTA, but special rules apply because the CTA is a government entity.
  • If the accident was the fault of a third party, you can file a claim against the third party.
  • The manufacturer of a defective auto part might also be liable, even without fault.

We Try to Keep Our Clients out of Court

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.

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Chicago, IL 60606

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