Governor Pat Quinn recently signed legislation abolishing the 6 month CTA notice requirement. Before that victims of el train accidents or bus accidents with the CTA were required to file a detailed notice with the CTA within 6 months of the accident. Failing to comply with the terms of the notice requirement was a grounds for dismissal of the lawsuit, and this resulted in the unfair dismissal of many bus accident and train accident cases against the CTA. For people injured on or after June 1, 2009, there is no longer a notice requirement, but they still must comply with the one year statute of limitations. People injured before June 1, 2009 still must comply with the 6 month CTA notice requirement or risk the dismissal of their bus accident or train accident case against the CTA.The CTA notice requirement had been an unfair barrier to recovery for many victims of el train accidents and bus accidents with the CTA. Even as an experienced Chicago personal injury lawyer, I was always concerned that some minor deficiency in the notice would result in the dismissal of my client’s bus accident or el train accident case against the CTA. The repeal of this unfair statute is an important step in holding the CTA accountable for injuries caused in bus accidents or el train accidents.