Public Transit Accident Lawyers In Mount Prospect, Carol Stream, and Rock Island

Thousands of residents living in Mount Prospect , Carol Stream and Rock Island use public transit venues to commute to work, go out to eat, go shopping, or visit family members and friends.  For some individuals, it is a way to save money on gasoline and leave less of a carbon footprint on the environment.  For those individuals that don’t have reliable transportation, the public transit system is their only option for getting around town. However, as with any vehicle, the chances of being involved in a collision is high.

Unfortunately, public transit accidents happen and passengers as well as drivers of other vehicles and pedestrians suffer injuries as a result.  The personal injury lawyers of the Makarone Law Firm legal firm are all too familiar with public transit accident and injury cases and how devastating they can be.  If you or a loved one was serious injured while riding the bus, getting into a collision with a public transit vehicle, or was struck while traveling on foot, we want to talk to you.

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The Consequences of Public Transit Accidents

Because of their immense size and slower response when having to stop suddenly, collisions with public transit vehicles result in significantly higher amounts of damage and physical harm to others involved.  By design, public transportation vehicles carry numerous passengers.  Consequently, accidents involving these larger vehicles often result in serious and even fatal injuries.  When this happens, the best course of action is to discuss your circumstances with a personal injury lawyer from the Makarone Law Firm legal firm. We have worked with many clients who were injured in similar case and have assisted them with their claims where they got awarded with maximum compensation.

Common Public Transit Accident Injuries

For individuals riding public transportation venues, there is quite a variety of injuries that a person can suffer in an accident.  These can range from “soft” or minor injuries, which tend to heal quicker, to “hard” or severe injuries which could be permanent or potentially life-threatening.  Examples of soft or minor injuries include:

  • Bumps and bruises
  • Minor cuts or scrapes
  • Sprains and strains
  • Whiplash

Examples of hard or severe injuries include:

  • Broken bones / fractures
  • Carbon monoxide poisoning
  • Concussions, traumatic brain injuries
  • Injuries to the spine (including herniated disks)
  • Permanent disfigurement and scarring
  • Severed limbs
  • Fatalities

Some of the injuries have comparatively shorter healing time while others can lead to permanent disability. As common carriers, bus operators must practice the highest standard of care under Illinois state law. This means they’re required to take all of the necessary precautions in order to protect the passengers riding with them.  If you or a loved one has suffered serious injuries in a public transit accident, call Makarone Law Firm and speak with one of our personal injury lawyers as soon as possible.