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Sinson Law Group

Chicago, IL Transportation Accidents Lawyer

Chicago Bus Accident Lawyer

Bus, Train, Plane, Metra, and Taxi Injury Attorney Serving Cook County and Surrounding Suburbs

Chicago boasts one of the largest public transportation systems in the country. Millions of passengers each week use buses, trains, and taxis to get to work or for pleasure. Chicago also has one of the world's largest airports, with hundreds of flights coming in and out daily. When a transportation accident occurs, there are often serious injuries and fatalities. Those responsible are typically large entities with armies of high-priced attorneys assigned to protect their interests.

At Sinson Law Group, we have seen the enormous physical, emotional, and financial toll transportation accidents have on victims and their families. Our mission is to fight for those who lack the resources to go up against the public entities and major corporations and their deep pockets. Attorney Kent Sinson has practiced in the Chicago area since 1988. He knows the common tactics large entities and their insurers use to sidestep their responsibility to fairly compensate accident victims. Kent is honest, straightforward, and down-to-earth. He is a strong advocate for his clients, putting his experience to work to guide their case toward a favorable outcome.

Transportation Accidents in Illinois

There are numerous modes of transportation (public or otherwise) where serious accidents occur far more often than they should. These include:

  • Bus accidents
  • Train derailments
  • Trucking accidents
  • Taxi cab accidents
  • Water taxi accidents
  • Airplane accidents
  • Uber or Lyft accidents
  • Escalators
  • Elevators

Transportation accidents have several common causes, such as:

  • Poor Training: Due to staffing shortages and other factors, many transportation operators are not properly trained, which sometimes leads to serious errors.
  • Operator Fatigue: Some operators are on the job too long, not given enough breaks, or work too many hours in the week. This is particularly common in the trucking industry.
  • Alcohol/Drugs: Though they are supposed to provide the "highest degree of care" for their passengers, some operators are reckless and come to work while under the influence of mind-altering substances.
  • Equipment Failure: Transportation vehicles are supposed to be maintained properly and go through certain safety checks before being deployed. Unfortunately, some companies take shortcuts in this area, vastly increasing the risk of a serious equipment malfunction.

Speak with an Experienced Chicagoland Area Bus and Train Injury Lawyer

Transportation accident injury claims can be difficult to pursue, because we are often dealing with government (or quasi-government) agencies with very strict requirements that must be met before filing a claim or lawsuit. For example, some entities have a shorter statute of limitations, meaning you need to file a claim sooner than with a typical personal injury case. Kent and his team understand the complexities of cases involving heavily regulated corporations and public entities, and they know what it takes to ensure that these parties are held fully responsible when accident injuries occur.

If you or a loved one has been injured in a transportation accident, contact our office today at 312-332-2107 for a free consultation. We serve clients in Chicago, Cook County, Skokie, Maywood, Rolling Meadows, DuPage County, Lake County, and Will County, Illinois.
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