With such a large population of people like in Illinois, public transit becomes one of the main forms of getting from place to place for many people. In fact, public transit use is often encouraged as a way to decrease traffic and be more environmentally friendly, as being a more affordable way to travel, and as providing an essential service to seniors and students that improves their everyday life.
As cities begin to grow, the need for quality public transit increases. This is true for all growing metropolitan areas and the same holds true for the busier cities in Illinois. While this is good in many ways, the downside is that there is now an increase in the number of public transit accidents and that translates as more injuries.
When a personal injury accident involves public transit, it’s common for the accidents experienced to be life altering and catastrophic. When someone has experienced a life altering injury from a public transit incident, the victim becomes eligible to get the damages for their pain and suffering. At least according to the legal system in Illinois. The reality is that getting the compensation a victim deserves is not always as easy and straightforward as it may appear at first.
Liability of the accident
Like all public services, the relevant government agencies that are part of the daily operational maintenance of public transit are liable for maintaining the safety of the service provided. This includes the training of the operators to the vehicles of the public transit system.
While this sounds simple enough, in reality liability in public transit accidents can be very difficult to handle. This is because of the different parties involved, each wanting to make sure that they will not be punished in any way (financially, criminal charges, loosing job etc.) because of the accident.
Sometimes fault can be difficult to prove. This is why an experienced firm such as Makarone Law Firm that has worked in cases involving public transit accidents is crucial to the success of your claim.
Makarone Law Firm will ensure that we will correctly prove the long-term effects of the injury you received. We will take care of navigating the legal system, which is a stressful experience for the victim in an accident, so that you can focus on recovery with the lowest amount of stress possible. Contact us today to set up a free consultation to learn more about how we can help you.