The most common type of personal injury or wrongful death claim involves transportation liability. Millions of people are on the move everyday, taking both public and private transportation. In a large city like Chicago, commuters take trains, public buses or school buses, cars and SUVs to and throughout the city each day. The Midwest also has a countless number of lakes and rivers, a playground for boats and jet skis.
Sometimes, these routes of travel and pleasure lead to tragic accidents on roads, waterways, and rail systems and put passengers and drivers at great risk of being injured or even killed. Accidents may be caused by many factors such as driver negligence, defective equipment, or faulty warning systems. People traveling in these vehicles, however, are not the only ones at risk of being injured or killed. Thousands of innocent bystanders, including pedestrians and bicyclists, are killed each year by vehicles of all kinds.
If you are involved in an accident and think you have a claim, it is best to first speak to an attorney before discussing the matter with strangers or outside parties.
Clifford Law Offices represents many victims of transportation accidents. The law firm has represented those injured or the families of those who have been killed against all types of transportation companies like the Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) and Metra. Please visit the law firm’s success record in transportation cases. For example, Robert Clifford was awarded a record $24.1 million verdict in a CTA lawsuit for an 8-year old Chicago boy who suffered severe injuries after being struck by a CTA bus. Robert Clifford and Kevin Durkin also obtained $35 million on behalf of a violinist who was severely and permanently injured after she was dragged by a Metra train. Kevin Durkin represented a Chicago-area family whose daughter was killed and son was severely injured when a truck slammed into their car on an interstate highway. The $38.3 million verdict was the largest transportation verdict in the country in 2005, as recognized by the National Law Journal. The law firm also represented a number of children who were injured or killed in a school bus accident in Fox River Grove when a train slammed into the bus.
Clifford Law Offices represents many people, including adults and children, who have been struck by trains, trucks, cars and boats. Some have been in cars, on bicycles or on motorcycles. Others are innocent pedestrians. If you need to speak with a personal injury law firm or transport liability attorney, the lawyers at Clifford Law Offices are available for consultation.
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Contact Clifford Law Offices of Chicago at (800) 899-0410. The firm has experienced transportation liability attorneys available for consultations on a transportation lawsuit such as a Metra lawsuit, CTA lawsuit, Amtrak lawsuit or other transportation action for cause.