Mass transit provides us with an exceptionally convenient, green, and cost-effective means of getting around, and in a city the size of Chicago, we need it. Mass transit accidents, however, can be especially dangerous – not to mention terrifying – and if you have been injured in such an accident, do not wait to reach out to an experienced Chicago mass transit accident injury lawyer for the legal guidance you need.
Mass transit accidents are often so dramatic and dangerous that we lose sight of their causes. The bottom line, however, is that mass transit accidents are typically caused by human error – just like most of the traffic accidents out there. If the person manning your commuter train, for example, engages in the kinds of negligent practices that many other drivers do, it can lead to exceptionally dangerous accidents. The difference with mass transit drivers is that they are professional drivers who are held to far more rigorous safety standards, rules, regulations, and restrictions.
According to the National Safety Council (NSC), incidents involving passenger transportation account for approximately one out of every seven preventable fatal accidents out there. While accidents involving mass transit tend to be exceptionally dangerous and are often fatal, the passenger-vehicle fatality rate is nine times higher than it is for buses and is 17 times higher than it is for passenger trains.
While every accident involving mass transit is unique to the situation at hand and the circumstances involved, there are a variety of causes that commonly apply, including:
If you have been injured in a mass transit accident, obtaining the compensation to which you are entitled can play a critical role in your ability to fully recover. The losses (or legal damages) you experience in an accident of this magnitude can be immense and are likely to include:
Mass transit accidents are among the deadliest and most terrifying accidents out there, and if you have been so injured, you need professional legal counsel on your side. The formidable mass transit accident injury lawyers at The Horwitz Law Group – proudly serving Chicago – recognize the gravity of your situation and have the experience, drive, and keen legal skill to help. To learn more, please don’t wait to contact us and schedule your free initial consultation today.
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