Collisions With Buses And Injuries To Bus Passengers

Thousands of people rely on buses to commute to work or to go into the city. There are hundreds of buses on the road at any given time in the Chicagoland area, creating risks for bus riders as well as other motorists and pedestrians.

At R. Mark Maritote, P.C., we represent anyone seriously injured in a bus accident. Our law firm practices in DuPage County, Cook and Kane counties, and throughout Illinois. Don't let your rights expire. Call us today at 630-352-4345 or 866-402-0174 for a free consultation.

Pace Bus And Other Common Carrier Accidents

In more than 30 years of practice, attorney Mark Maritote has handled every scenario of bus accidents:

  • Bus passengers injured in traffic crashes
  • Injuries at bus stops
  • Pedestrians and bicyclists struck by a bus
  • Auto drivers injured in collisions with a bus

Because of the size and mass of a bus, collisions often cause catastrophic injuries. Bus riders are also at risk of severe injuries because of the lack of protection in crash. We excel in complex cases involving serious personal injury, holding the negligent parties and their insurance companies accountable for full damages.

We most commonly handle accidents involving Pace Suburban Bus Service on bus routes in Schaumburg and the western suburbs. In addition to Pace bus accidents, we also welcome cases involving school buses, paratransit buses, airport shuttles and private coach buses.

Time Is Critical And Experience Matters

In accidents involving public transit agencies such as Pace (a division of the Regional Transit Authority), there is a one-year statute of limitations. We need to initiate legal action more or less immediately to preserve your rights, and it is critical that you file suit against the right entity. Due to a change in Illinois law, public entities cannot settle injury claims. It is necessary to file a lawsuit and go through the process. You need to work with a lawyer like Mark Maritote who has successfully sued governmental entities for negligence.

If you or someone you love was injured in any kind of public transportation accident in northern Illinois, reach out to R. Mark Maritote, P.C., for help. Schedule a free consultation by calling 630-352-4345 or toll free 866-402-0174. You can also contact our law firm online.