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   Buses are one of the most common forms of transportation in large cities like Chicago. The Regional Transportation Authority (RTA) operates hundreds of buses daily through the Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) and the Pace suburban bus system. In addition to these, thousands of children ride on school buses each day.

With all of these buses traveling throughout the city daily, accidents happen. In 2007, more than 600 buses were involved in accidents in Illinois according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).

At Harvey L. Walner & Associates, Ltd., our talented and compassionate lawyers have more than 75 years of experience fighting for the rights of personal injury victims. We value our connections with our clients and know that our commitment to individualized attention will make you feel like a person, not just a number.

Why Buses Crash

Bus accidents can be caused by a number of factors, such as:

  • Driver negligence
  • Defective equipment
  • Dangerous roadways
  • Adverse weather conditions
  • Improper bus maintenance

Common Types of Premises Liability Cases

A premises liability claim can happen anywhere at any time. The most common occurrences of these types of claims include: 

Slip and fall injuries: if another party’s negligence created an unsafe environment that caused you to slip and fall, you could sustain a number of injuries, from broken bones to spinal cord injuries. A slip and fall can be the result of spills and slick floors, icy or poorly-maintained sidewalks or missing handrails.

Swimming pool accidents: each year, thousands of injuries occur and private and public pools. A lack of supervision, faulty equipment or ignorance for acceptable safety standards can lead to a range of swimming pool accidents, from falls on slippery surfaces and diving board accidents to drowning deaths.

Animal bites: pet owners are responsible for the actions of their pets. If you are bitten by an aggressive dog or other pet, you can sustain severe scarring and disfigurement. The pet owners should be held responsible for your injuries.

Rape and assault: poor lighting, a lack of security or broken locks can enable a perpetrator to attack you. If this occurs in a bar parking lot, hotel parking garage, or apartment complex, that business may be held responsible.

Retail accident: if a display falls or a shelf collapses, you could suffer serious head, neck or back injuries. A store owner or manager must make sure their store does not present a danger to consumers.

   If you or a loved one has been involved in an auto accident, you need experienced legal help. Please contact Harvey L. Walner & Associates, Ltd., in Chicago, Illinois, today. Your initial consultation is free and if we take your case, we only get paid if you win.

If you or a loved one has been hurt, and you need help, please call or email us today or text "Walnerlaw" to 41513 for a FREE consultation.

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