A couple of years ago, a young woman who eventually became our client got on a CTA bus to go to work. Suddenly, the bus, which was attempting to go around a line of traffic to get to the next stop, lost control and slammed into the car in front of it going about 20 miles an hour.
Our client immediately felt a strange sensation in her lower back, which, over the next several days, developed into intense pain. She went to her chiropractor and received treatments over the next several months, and also underwent an MRI that revealed bulging discs in her lower or lumbar spine.
Rather than taking responsibility and compensating our client for her medical expenses, loss of a normal life and pain and suffering, the CTA decided to fight us tooth and nail, continuing to deny that it was responsible for her injuries for more than two years in spite of its obvious fault in the collision. Instead of owning up to its mistake, the CTA preferred arguing that both our client AND her treating chiropractor were lying about her injuries.
Fortunately, Chicago Bike Law Firm doesn’t mind taking a case to trial if necessary, and that was exactly what we did. We were able to convince the jury of the justice in what we were seeking: compensation from a clearly negligent CTA. The jury awarded our client a substantial sum that will cover her outstanding medical bills and leave her with several thousand dollars extra to compensate her for pain and suffering and loss of her normal life.
If you’re a cyclist or even just a passenger injured in an accident involving the CTA, give us a call or send us an email today. We know exactly what we need to do to get you just compensation for your injuries.