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Accidents on The Loop/Chicago L

Transportation Accident Lawyers Serving Illinois

The "L" is the heavy train system that serves Chicago and some of its suburbs. According to the Chicago Transit Authority (CTA), more than 700,000 people ride the L every weekday, with total ridership in 2011 topping 221 million passengers. With that volume of ridership, it is perhaps not surprising that some passengers each year sustain injuries while boarding, exiting or riding the L.

At Steinberg, Burtker & Grossman, we represent people who have been hurt in accidents related to the L trains, city buses, METRA, AMTRAK and all other forms of mass transit in Chicago. Because these personal injury claims involve government entities, such as the City of Chicago and the CTA, they require attorneys who are familiar with the special laws that protect governments from lawsuits. There are strict time limits for filing as well as caps on the amount to be recovered. We know the requirements and stay up to date on changes to the law so we can maximize the likelihood of obtaining compensation for our injured clients.

Factors Contributing to Accidents on the Chicago L

Every year, whether in the suburbs or in The Loop, L train accidents occur due to a variety of factors, including:

  • Errors on the part of conductors and/or engineers
  • Sudden stops or failure to stop
  • People being caught while boarding or exiting a train and being dragged
  • Slipping and falling on an L platform
  • Derailments
  • Mechanical failure
  • Poorly maintained tracks or platforms

L accidents and other mass transit accidents that result in personal injuries are fundamentally different from car accidents, for example. Even so, the approach of our Chicago L accident attorneys remains consistent. The health and wellbeing of each client is paramount, and we do everything we can to relieve clients of legal burdens so they can focus on recovery. We will invest as much time and as many resources as necessary to investigate the cause of the accident and develop a claim that is solid and likely to achieve a positive outcome.

All Personal Injury Cases Are Handled on a Contingency Basis

We have the resources to invest in your case. We will not ask you for any payment unless we are successful in getting you compensation in your L accident case.

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To schedule a free consultation with our experienced Chicago personal injury lawyers, please call (312) 401-4445. You can also contact our injury law firm online.

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About the Firm Chicago Illinois Personal Injury Lawyers

http://www.rickgrossman.com 866-942-8024 The attorneys at Steinberg, Burtker & Grossman practice exclusively in the area of personal injury litigation. For representation, contact the firm today in Chicago, Illinois.

Representative Cases

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  • $2.1 Million to the estate of a over medicated man who died at Rush University Medical Center.
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  • $1.0 Million to the estate of an elderly woman who fell from her bed at the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago.
  • $1.0 Million to the estate of a woman killed by a City of Chicago fireman.
  • $1.0 Million to the estate of a single woman killed in an airplane crash.
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  • $800,000 to a man from undiagnosed carpel tunnel syndrome at Rush University Medical Center.
  • $750,000 to motorcyclist who sustained severe injuries to his leg when struck by a motor vehicle.

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