I’ve Been Hurt on a CTA Bus, What Should I Do?
Who caused the CTA bus accident?
If you are hurt in a CTA bus crash, it is important to determine who caused the accident. Did the bus driver cause the accident, or was the bus accident caused by another car or truck? In an Illinois accident, the person who causes the accident is usually responsible for paying for your medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering. If the CTA bus driver did not cause the accident, the CTA is not responsible for your injuries. But the insurance company for the person who caused the bus accident is responsible for your damages. If the CTA bus driver caused the accident, the CTA would be responsible. Sometimes, a Chicago auto accident is the fault of a combination of the CTA bus driver and another car or truck. In these cases, you can make a recovery for personal injury from both drivers.
Sudden stop or sudden acceleration by a CTA bus driver
Many people are hurt when a CTA bus driver suddenly accelerates or slams on the brakes. A CTA bus driver must obey the rules of the road and all traffic regulations. Also, bus drivers must watch traffic conditions to avoid slamming on the brakes. A bus driver must also make sure everyone is seated before accelerating from a stop. If you are injured as a result of negligent driving by a CTA bus driver, the CTA is responsible for your medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering. Be careful, you only have one year to sue the CTA.