On December 21, 2011, Matt Rundio, partner at Cavanagh Law Group, obtained a $225,000 verdict on behalf of Heather Pflanz against the Chicago Transit Authority.
On April 11, 2008, Ms. Pflanz boarded the "36 Broadway" CTA bus at the intersection of State St. and Maple St., in Chicago, IL. Upon entering the bus and before she was given time to pay her fare, the bus driver violated CTA rules and suddenly accelerated. The abrupt motion caused Ms. Pflanz to fall and severely fracture her right leg. Ms. Pflanz now has a permanent rod in her right leg to stabilize the fracture.
At trial, video evidence of the incident was utilized to depict not only the negligence of the CTA's bus driver but also the slippery conditions of the bus' floor.