Chicago pedestrian accident attorney reaches settlement with CTA

An Illinois injury attorney at Abels & Annes has reached a settlement for a Chicago pedestrian that was struck and injured by a CTA bus. The Illinois bus versus pedestrian accident happened back on February 25, 2010 at the intersection of State Street and Lake Street in the Loop.

Our client was crossing the street in a marked crosswalk at the time of the accident. The defendant, a CTA bus driver, was moving northbound on State Street and then took a right turn to headed eastbound on Lake. As the bus driver made the turn she failed to observe our client in the crosswalk and struck the pedestrian.

The Chicago Police Department investigated the accident. The CTA driver was ticketed for failure to yield to a pedestrian in a crosswalk. She later pled guilty in traffic court was placed on court supervision.

Immediately after the accident the plaintiff started experiencing left leg pain. The next morning she went to the emergency room at Northwestern Memorial Hospital. X-rays were taken she was diagnosed with a fracture of her left fibula. The fracture was later confirmed with an MRI scan in March of 2010 that was ordered by a physician at Northwestern Center for Orthopedics.

At the time of our client’s last appointment on March 28, 2010, her pain and discomfort has greatly improved and her fracture was well-heeled.

The claim settled without filing a lawsuit, saving our client the expense of litigation.

If you have been injured in a pedestrian accident or bus crash, contact the Chicago personal injury lawyers at Abels & Annes for a free case evaluation. Contact us online or call 312-924-7575 to speak to a lawyer now.