Legal Representation in Mass Transit Accident Cases
Cavanagh Law Group is a law firm dedicated to helping accident victims and the families of fatal accident victims get the compensation they need to rebuild their lives. We provide representation in all types of vehicle accident cases, including CTA bus accidents, L train accidents and accidents involving privately operated bus lines.
Cavanagh Law Group represents people in bus accident cases involving:
- Reckless or careless bus drivers
- Alcohol or drug use by bus drivers
- Defective vehicle parts
- Poor vehicle maintenance practices
- Other causes
If you or a loved one has been in an accident, do not delay. Contact Cavanagh Law Group today for a free case evaluation and consultation with a lawyer.
"CTA and other large organizations can devote significant legal and financial resources to defending themselves. Cavanagh Law Group will counter that with comprehensive case preparation and aggressive advocacy." — Tim Cavanagh
Illinois Mass Transit Accident Attorneys
Cavanagh Law Group has a record of success in numerous challenging personal injury cases. As personal injury advocates, we have the investigatory and financial resources needed to support complex litigation, and we do not hesitate to employ those resources on behalf of our clients.
Cavanagh Law Group can level the playing field. We will work tirelessly to build a strong and successful case for you. We will act immediately to preserve evidence and investigate your accident. Our attorneys and investigators will document the liability of the responsible party. We will make a full accounting of your financial and emotional losses, in order to seek full and complete compensation for your losses.
Elderly plaintiff Patt Maris was riding a CTA bus when it suddenly came to a stop, throwing Maris to the floor of the bus and causing her significant head and neck injuries that put her in the ICU at Northwestern. Cavanagh Law Group obtained a $200,000 settlement for the plaintiff.
- Szynalik v. Chicago Transit Authority, et al.
Settlement: $5,550,000 — On the eve of trial, Cavanagh Law Group obtained a $5.55 million settlement for the family of a woman killed in Chicago on December 31, 2007. Ludwika Szynalik, age 59, was a passenger on a Chicago Transit Authority bus traveling west on Addison Street near its intersection with Natchez Avenue. When the bus stopped, Szynalik exited the bus and went to retrieve her bicycle that she had previously placed on the bus's front bicycle rack. As Szynalik attempted to remove her bicycle, the CTA's bus driver suddenly accelerated, ran her over and dragged her approximately 100 feet down the street. Szynalik was immediately rushed by paramedics to a nearby hospital where she survived for just a few hours.
The day after Szynalik's death, Cavanagh Law Group had a protective order entered to preserve all evidence related to the horrific incident. Numerous cameras installed on the CTA bus recorded Szynalik in the last moments of her life. The video footage shows the bus accelerating and running over Szynalik while she is clearly in view of the bus driver. For five years, the CTA denied that its driver was at fault, even though the CTA's own video clearly captured the horrific events. The settlement was agreed upon only after the CTA finally admitted that its driver was at fault.
Contact a Chicago Bus Accident Attorney
For a free case evaluation about a CTA accident case, contact Cavanagh Law Group.