Attorney Brent Eames of Eames Law Group has settled a lawsuit filed in Will County against Pace Suburban Bus related to injuries our client sustained after being struck by a Pace van while crossing the street in downtown Joliet.
Pace Suburban Bus is a Division of the Regional Transportation Authority, and it provides public transportation services for the residents of 284 municipalities in Cook, Will, DuPage, Kane, Lake and McHenry counties. As one of the largest bus services in North America, Pace covers 3,677 square miles.
A lawsuit against Pace Suburban Bus is not a typical car accident case. The law requires you to file a lawsuit against Pace within one year of the date of your accident as opposed to two years. Further, Pace Bus is considered a common carrier under Illinois law. This means that Pace is subject to the Common Carrier Liability Act (740 ILCS 25), which imposes a legal duty to provide the highest degree of safety for passengers. This goes above and beyond the normal standard of ordinary care imposed on people who are not common carriers.
Given all of the different legal standards and deadlines in play, if you have been injured as a result of an accident with a Pace vehicle, you need more than a typical car accident attorney. You need someone experienced in handling these cases and standing up against Pace in court. You owe it to yourself to contact Attorney Brent Eames to discuss your rights and protect your interests.
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