School Bus Accidents
Chicago Personal Injury Attorney
School bus accidents often result in complex litigation. In these cases, there are often multiple plaintiffs and multiple defendants. Complex legal issues arise when suing municipalities and even school districts.
The Illinois legislature has explicitly stated the manner in which school buses are to be loaded and unloaded. 625 ILCS 5/11-1423. However, depending on the party that has provided a bus, the law may require those parties to exercise special levels of care. The law may also provide immunity from lawsuits to some entities.
The law governing bus accidents is complicated. If you or a loved one was injured by a bus or in a bus accident, it is important to seek legal advice immediately. Because of special Illinois law, your time to file a lawsuit may be extremely short when a bus driver is negligent.
For a free consultation, contact Hurley McKenna & Mertz, P.C. at 312-553-4900 or fill out our on-line form to have a representative contact you.