- $1.5 million settlement
Settlement awarded to 31-year-old rear-ended by school bus. Client underwent cervical fusion and developed RSD in leg.
- $1,000,000 settlement
Verdict for our client in the case of a young man shot outside of a nightclub
- $750,000 Settlement
Settlement awarded to the family in a case involving a nursing home death.
- $650,000 Settlement
Reached a settlement for estate of 14-year-old who hung herself while a ward of the state at Maryville Academy.
- $618,000 Settlement
Verdict for our client in the case of a 62-year-old who slipped and fell at a Chinese buffet. Client underwent three knee surgeries.
- $550,000 Settlement
Verdict for our client in the case of a 23-year-old ejected from car after tractor trailer drifted into her lane. Client broke both legs requiring surgery.
- $530,000 Settlement
$530,000 verdict against City of Chicago in excessive force case
- $360,000 Settlement
Settlement awarded to the estate of 7-year-old who was caught in gang crossfire inside convience store.
- $220,000 Settlement
Verdict for our client in the case of a 48-year-old who was thrown to the floor when a CTA bus suddenly jerked. Client sustained fractured ankle requiring surgery.
Settlement awarded to a husband and wife hit and injured by a drunk driver.
- $150,000 Settlement
Settlement awarded to a 48-year-old injured at CSX rail yard who underwent three hand surgeries.
Settlement awarded to a Chicago paramedic bitten by a dog while assisting a heart attack victim.
- $100,000 Settlement
US Mail letter carrier who slipped and fractured his ankle
- Answering 3 Must Knows for CTA Accidents and Injuries
What can I do if I am injured by the Chicago Transit Authority?
First, get the medical treatment you need for your injuries. Be aware that the CTA will not pay your medical bills unless you settle your case. You can’t send your medical bills to the CTA as they are incurred for payment. If the CTA is negligent in causing your injuries, they will be responsible for your medical bills, lost wages and pain and suffering. An experienced personal injury lawyer can help you document your claim for damages and help you get the best possible settlement.
Why would the CTA deny my case?
Accidents on CTA buses and CTA trains are very common. There are over 1800 CTA buses and 222 miles of CTA train tracks. The Chicago Transit Authority has thousands of claims for injuries every year. Unlike car accidents, truck accidents and motorcycle accidents, the CTA is not covered by an insurance company. CTA is self-insured and handles all claims for injuries with claim examiners employed by the CTA. Every CTA personal injury settlement is paid directly by the CTA, not by an insurance company. For this reason, the CTA will do everything possible to deny your case!
TIP! Preserve all evidence of the accident and your injuries.
It is important to document everything with the CTA. CTA claims examiners like to deny claims because some documentation is missing
- Take pictures
- Get names of bus drivers or conductors
- Contact any witnesses while they still remember what happened
- Notify the CTA to preserve any video from the accident
- Obtain all your medical records and bills
The lawyers at McCready, Garcia & Leet have many years of experience handling CTA claims and will do all of this for you in order to present the strongest case possible against the CTA for your injuries.