Last Updated: January 19, 2021

How Common Are Public Transit Accidents In Chicago?

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Public Transit Accidents In Chicago are quite common, so learn how to protect your rights.

You might be shocked to know that data provided by the city of Chicago showed that in 2014 around 500 people were injured in CTA bus accidents.

That statistic comes courtesy of ABC7 Chicago News. Compound those scary bus crash stats with some of the highly publicized incidents involving CTA trains, and riding the bus or train starts to seem a little less safe than it used to. If you are injured, you should call a CTA bus accident attorney in Chicago right away.

Safety isn’t just about bus or train crashes.

When most people think about a public transit accident, they tend to think of crashes. But that’s a narrow definition.

Public transit is supposed to move passengers safely from one place to another. When CTA fails to do that, they’re failing the citizens of Chicago. And if you’re a victim of their failure, you should talk to a CTA bus accident attorney in Chicago.

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In the same article by ABC7 that was referenced above, a Chicago resident tells the story of when he broke his hip on a CTA bus. The bus was overcrowded and he was pushed off by a large group of kids. The bus driver did nothing and the Chicago resident was left lying on the ground.

But it doesn’t stop there. An article by the Chicago Tribune, reported that there are four serious crimes per day on CTA trains. That’s at least four people every day subject to the erratic behavior of dangerous criminals.

To be fair, some accidents are to be expected. The CTA is the second largest transit system in the United States. Millions of people ride the buses and trains every day. But we can ask for more than we are currently getting. Getting hurt because of negligent employees, whether it’s in a crash or other accident is not acceptable.

It shouldn’t be up to CTA bus accident attorney in Chicago to make things right. But for now, it is.

If you’ve been injured in a public transit accident involving a Chicago Transit Authority bus, don’t rely on the CTA to make things right. They will claim to investigate and want to take a recorded statement.  But they tend not to settle cases. They will waste your time and string you along.  They will want to take a recorded statement.  Don't let them.

Instead, Talk to a CTA bus accident attorney in Chicago to learn how to protect your rights.

At the Law Office of Scott DeSalvo, you’ll get the service (and justice) you deserve. We specialize in cases involving CTA bus accidents and more.

Give us a call from a free consultation today at 312-500-4500.  We can help injured people in their public transit accidents.

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