Chicago Subway Accident Lawyer

Chicago Subway Accident Lawyer

There is no more convenient way to get around the great city of Chicago than on its massive subway system. While the subway is generally safe, accidents happen far more often than you likely realize, and they tend to be catastrophic in nature. If you or someone you love has been injured in a subway accident, an experienced Chicago subway accident lawyer is standing by to help.

The Chicago Transit Authority

The Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) is responsible for maintaining the entire subway track system, including the engines and railcars. As such, it is generally held responsible for subway accidents that can be traced to its negligence. While no two subway accidents are ever exactly alike, many fall into the following categories:

  • Accidents caused by negligence on the part of a subway operator
  • Subway crashes
  • Sudden stops
  • Lack of reasonable safety precautions
  • Inadequate security
  • Injuries caused by the turnstiles
  • Injuries caused by doors that malfunction
  • Inadequate maintenance of the subway station or the cars themselves
  • Slip and fall accidents caused by poorly maintained floors or walkways, escalators that malfunction, dangerous stairways, inadequate lighting, debris, and more

If you’re injured in a subway accident, you need professional legal counsel on your side. 

Your Claim Against the Government

Personal injury claims are always complex, but when they are against the government (which the CTA is), they are more so. For example, even the statute of limitations – or the amount of time you have to file a lawsuit – for cases against the CTA is shortened. While victims generally have two years from the date of an injury-causing accident to file a personal injury lawsuit, they only have one year from the date of an injury-causing subway accident to bring a lawsuit against the CTA. 

Your Losses

The categories of loss that you can seek compensation for in your subway claim include the following:

  • Your medical expenses Subway accidents tend to be so dangerous that the resulting medical expenses are often immense and ongoing. 
  • Your lost earnings – The kinds of serious injuries that are associated with subway accidents can lead to a considerable amount of time off the job (and the loss of earnings that comes with that).
  • Your Pain and Suffering – The magnitude of subway accidents can be difficult to fully comprehend, and you can expect the pain and suffering that accompanies these violent, terrifying accidents to be overwhelming. 

In order to fully recover on the losses you experience, you’ll need to prove the CTA’s negligence in the matter, and you can expect it to be fully invested in proving otherwise. 

You Need an Experienced Chicago Subway Accident Lawyer on Your Side

The seasoned Chicago subway accident lawyers at Saks, Robinson & Rittenberg, Ltd., understand the gravity of your accident claim and are well-prepared to help. Your claim and your recovery are important, so please do not wait to reach out and contact us for more information about what we can do to help you today. 

If you have been injured in a personal injury or work-related accident, do not hesitate to contact our office at (312) 332-5400

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