Chicago’s Top Train Accident Lawyers
Millions of people in Chicago and nationwide ride the train each day. Whether they commute to work via the CTA or “L” train, or head across country on an Amtrak train to visit family, railroad travel remains popular. Unfortunately, train crashes often occur throughout Illinois and nationwide.
Due to the size, weight and speed of trains, as well as the number of passengers in each train car, a railway crash or derailment may result in catastrophic personal injury or wrongful death.
Those injured as a result of a serious train crash need the advice and assistance of an experienced transportation accident lawyer. To speak with one of our attorneys regarding injuries sustained in a railroad accident, call us at (312) 527-4500 for a free consultation.
Train Crash Statistics:
Train accidents in Chicago and nationwide are more common than one might believe.
According to the Federal Railroad Administration, there were over 12,000 total accidents involving railroads in the United States in 2008. The railroad accidents resulted in 800 fatalities.
Train crash derailments often occur from negligence. Sometimes the train engineer, conductor, or safety officer allows the rail maintenance to fall below the legal standards. Other times, railroad companies ignore safety regulations concerning track conditions or railroad crossing warning systems. This negligence often leads to catastrophic train crashes involving injuries to passengers, as well as pedestrians or vehicles getting hit by an oncoming train.
Railroad Accidents are often caused by:
- Collision with another train
- Defective or inadequate railroad crossing systems — including gates, lights and bells
- Collision with a car or bus
- Collision with a pedestrian
- Mechanical failure that leads to an accident
- Inadequate security on the train
- Dated and unsuitably maintained tracks
- Conductor Negligence
If you have been the victim of a railroad accident, you may be able to collect damages for your injuries, pain and suffering, and lost income. A Top Chicago, Illinois Train Accident Lawyer can help you research your case represent you in a court of law. Contact an experienced Chicago Train Accident Lawyer at Passen & Powell to discuss you case. Call us at (312) 527-4500 or fill out a Free Case Evaluation.