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Bus Accident Attorney in Chicago and Illinois

Bus Accident Attorney in Chicago and Illinois. After a serious bus accident injury, you need the trustworthy, expert and aggressive representation of Burger Law's Chicago and Illinois bus accident attorney to secure the full compensation you deserve. Call us now at 312-500-HURT or fill out our online form.

Buses continue to be the second safest way to travel after airplanes, however accidents can and do still happen. When they do and you sustain an injury, you are entitled to compensation for your medical bills, lost wages and noneconomic damages such as pain and suffering. Because of buses' size, Chicago and Illinois bus accidents can cause devastating injuries that can affect you for months, years or even the rest of your life. In the worst cases, they can even cause wrongful death. The emotional and financial burdens are staggering. You do not need to face an uncertain future alone just because someone else broke the rules. At Burger Law, our bus accident attorney team has dedicated their lives to providing the injured residents of Chicago and Illinois the support, guidance, trust and expert and tenacious legal representation that they deserve. To date, we have won our clients over $170 million in verdicts and settlements.

In Illinois, there are over 400 millions bus trips taken each year, and the Chicago Transit Authority estimates that Chicagoans take an average of 826,322 rides per day. Those figures do not include private buses, school buses, tour buses or shuttle buses. While safe statistically speaking, that creates a lot of opportunities for injuries to occur. Chicago and Illinois bus drivers and bus companies have an obligation to do everything in their power to protect you and your family as passengers. When they fail in that duty, Burger Law's Chicago-based bus accident attorney team holds the negligent parties responsible. If you or a loved one has sustained a devastating injury in a bus accident claim, there is no time to wait. Call us today at 312-500-HURT to start on the path to protecting your future and being made whole again.

If you have been injured in a bus accident because of someone else's negligence, find out how much your claim may be worth by using our free personal injury calculator.

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Do I Need a Chicago and Illinois Bus Accident Attorney?

If you have been injured in a bus accident, then you need to speak with a knowledgeable and experienced Chicago and Illinois bus accident attorney right away. Bus accidents can cause serious injuries and you need to ensure that you will receive full compensation for all of your damages. In addition, bus accidents can be complicated. Determining and proving negligence and holding each liable party accountable is difficult unless you have the 20 years of experience in Illinois tort law that our bus accident attorney team in Chicago does. Entities that may be responsible for your Chicago or Illinois bus accident are:

  • The bus driver
  • Another driver or motorist
  • The bus company
  • The bus owners
  • The bus manufacturer
  • In rare cases, a state or local government

Your bus accident injuries may occur because of a school bus, a charter bus, a public transport bus or a commercial bus. Every motor vehicle crash is different, and the best way to seek compensation will depend on the specific circumstances of your case. You will need the insight of Burger Law's trusted bus accident attorney in Chicago and Illinois. We will conduct a full investigation into your bus accident and the cause of your injuries and hold every liable party accountable. Every Chicago bus accident attorney at Burger Law has seen many different types of Illinois bus accident cases and know how to recover maximum compensation for our clients throughout Chicago and Illinois. When you hire Burger Law for your Illinois bus accident case, we start working on your case right away. We handle every aspect of your case, including:

  • Gathering evidence, including:
    • Surveillance
    • Pictures from the scene
    • Eyewitness testimony (thankfully, bus accidents tend to have numerous witnesses that can corroborate your claim)
  • Obtaining and evaluating your medical records
  • Acquiring bus maintenance logs
  • Evaluating the bus "black box"
  • Utilizing our network of Chicago and Illinois accident, medical and economic experts to determine fault and the full extent of your damages and how much they are worth
  • Handling all communication, litigation and documentation
  • Keeping you up to date on your case
  • Settling your claim for maximum compensation
  • Taking your case to trial when you do not receive a fair settlement offer

Burger Law is the highest-rated and most reviewed bus accident attorney team in the Midwest. If you have been injured in a bus accident, do not wait another moment. Contact Burger Law in Chicago immediately to take the first step in receiving justice and a full financial recovery.

Common Carrier Law | Bus Accident Attorney in Chicago and Illinois

Buses are considered common carriers. Common carriers transport people as a business, and can be either private companies like Greyhound or a public entity like the Chicago Transit Authority. If a common carrier transports passengers or goods across state lines, the Federal government regulates it through the Interstate Commerce Act, while the state government of Illinois regulates common carriers that do not leave the state. Other industries that are considered common carriers are:

  • Airplanes
  • Ferries and cruise ships
  • Taxis
  • Trains
  • Trolleys

According to the Illinois Courts' jury instructions for civil cases, a common carrier "owes its passengers to use the highest degree of care," which is a higher responsibility than the standard reasonable care that typically applies to personal injury cases. This means there are special rules that apply to bus accidents, and you will need the help of an experienced and expert bus accident attorney like those at Burger Law in order to help you with your case.

Many common carriers are run by the government, and Illinois has very specific rules and procedures when making a claim against a governmental entity or municipality. ILCS Chapter 745 Section 10 states that any claim brought against a Chicago or Illinois public agency must be based on "willful and wanton" misconduct. If your bus accident injury was caused by a municipality or public employee's negligence, call the Chicago-based Illinois bus injury attorney at Burger Law immediately at 312-500-HURT. There is no time to wait.

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Get Justice for Your Family by Calling Burger Law's Bus Accident Attorney Team in Chicago Today

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Common Bus Accident Injuries | Bus Accident Attorney in Chicago and Illinois

Because of the size of buses, they can often cause severe injuries. The bus accident attorney team of Burger Law has seen every type of bus accident injury and know just how devastating they can be for Chicago and Illinois individuals and families. Some of the most common injuries we see are:

  • Head Injuries

    Any head injury is serious. Even a relatively "minor" brain injury such as a concussion can have terrible long-term consequences if left untreated. Other potential head injuries are:

    • Skull fractures
    • Hematomas
    • Contusions

    It is imperative to seek medical attention immediately whenever you sustain a head injury. Symptoms sometimes take several days to emerge, so if you have been in a bus accident it is best to pay attention to any dizziness, memory issues or headaches in the days and weeks after the accident.

  • Whiplash Injuries
  • Whiplash injuries occur when the head suddenly snaps forward and then backward in a "whip-like" motion. They are one of the most common motor vehicle accident injuries and over 2 million people in the U.S. experience whiplash each year. Whiplash injuries can even occur at speeds as low as 5-10 miles per hour. They can often lead to chronic neck pain.

  • Internal Injuries

    Sudden changes of velocity can cause significant internal injuries and internal bleeding. Blunt force trauma can also cause:

    Symptoms of internal injuries can often include abdominal pain and swelling, an area of deep purple skin, nausea and vomiting and dizziness.

  • Back, Neck and Spine Injuries
  • Spinal cord injuries are especially dangerous as our spinal columns help coordinate our bodily movements and functions. Spinal cord injuries can require years of recovery or permanent paralysis that requires tremendous - and expensive - treatments and devices for the rest of your life. If you have suffered a spinal cord injury in a bus accident in Illinois, your Chicago-based bus accident attorney at Burger Law will demand that you receive full compensation for every medical expense you may need in the future.

  • Soft Tissue Injuries
  • Soft tissue injuries are injuries to tendons, ligaments or muscles that result in cuts, bruises and/or swelling. They can be strains, sprains, tears or other types of injuries. While you may feel lucky to leave a bus accident with only some bruising, other soft tissue injuries like shoulder impingements or ACL tears can require surgery and extensive physical therapy.

  • Catastrophic Injuries
  • Some states have their own legal definition for "catastrophic injury," but it is typically understood to mean an injury that results in permanent impairment or disability, such as becoming legally blind, needing assistive devices to move around or having lifelong cognitive difficulties. A catastrophic injury can also be one that drastically alters how you will live your life. If you were a professional pianist and you can no longer play after a hand injury, that affects not only your potential to earn money and provide for your family, but also your ability to enjoy life. Illinois instructs jurors to take "into consideration the nature, extent and duration of the injury," but does not have its own legal definition of "catastrophic injury." As such, you will need a Chicago-based bus accident attorney that has extensive trial experience and knows how to get a jury to understand just how much of an impact your injury has had on your life. We have finely-honed our trial skills with constant practice. For over 20 years, we have won a maximum recovery for our clients and have learned how to ensure that you are compensated for every single one of your damages.

Whatever the nature of your injuries and however extensive the medical care you require, Burger Law's Chicago and Illinois bus accident attorney is here to fight on your behalf and help protect your family's future. You should not have to carry the burden of exorbitant medical expenses and emotional distress because somebody else broke the rules and made the decision to disregard your safety. If you sustained injuries in a bus accident in Illinois, call Burger Law right away at 312-500-HURT to speak to a bus accident attorney in Chicago about your case.

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Illinois and Chicago Bus Accident Attorney | Burger Law

The effects of a bus accident injury can be disastrous. The bus accident attorney team at Burger Law has seen firsthand the devastating consequences that the negligence and reckless behavior of careless individuals and companies can have on Chicago and Illinois families. You never deserved to be in this situation and to have to worry about how you are going to make ends meet and get justice for your injuries. You deserve the full financial recovery you need to be whole again and protect your future. Our Chicago and Illinois bus accident team will fight by your side and work tirelessly to ensure you get every dollar you are owed. Call us now at 312-500-HURT or contact us online.