Abels & Annes

Chicago bus accident attorneys file lawsuit on behalf of injured CTA passenger

Illinois car crash lawyers from Abels & Annes, working with co-counsel from the Elman Law Group, have filed a lawsuit in Circuit Court of Cook County against an at fault driver. The accident happened back on February 26 2009 at 8101 S. Kedzie in Chicago.

The plaintiff, who was a minor at the time of the accident, was a passenger on a CTA bus. The bus was headed northbound on Kedzie and made a stop at 81st St. At that time, the defendant, who was northbound in a 2000 Honda Civic, tried to swing a right turn in front of the bus to head eastbound. As the driver made the right turn, she struck the front end of the bus.

The Chicago Police Department investigated the Illinois bus vs. car accident. They determined that the driver of the Honda Civic was at fault and issued her a traffic citation. The defendant later pleaded guilty in traffic court to making an improper right turn. She was placed on court supervision and the judge ordered to pay a fine of $140.

Shortly after the accident, the plaintiff started experiencing neck and back pain, and chest and left shoulder pain. She was seen later that same day at Little Company of Mary Hospital.

Over the next few days, her complaints only got worse so she followed up with a medical doctor. Due to the severity of her complaints, the physician ordered an MRI. Over the next several months, the client went through physical therapy and went to follow-up appointments with her physician. The child incurred over $10,000 in medical bills due to injuries sustained in the accident. The lawsuit is asking for an amount less than $50,000 plus costs.

If you’re a passenger that has been injured in a Chicago area bus accident, or passenger that has been injured in any type of Illinois motor vehicle accident, contact our office to speak to an injury attorney for free case evaluation. Call 312-924-7575. There’s no attorneys fee unless we recover for you.