Trains are still a common form of transportation for people and freight. Railroad crossings are everywhere, and millions rely upon commuter trains to get to work everyday. But train crashes and accidents still often occur despite laws designed to protect the public.
For example, when a crossing gate does not work properly, warnings do not sound or lights are broken, railroads have failed the public. Negligent conductors, inattentive brakemen, mechanical failures, track maintenance problems, or other railroad negligence including derailments, sudden stops, jolts, and speeding also cause accidents. When injuries result from any kind of train accident, it is imperative to consult with a team of experienced train accident attorneys to obtain justice and full compensation.
Most train crashes with cars and pedestrians are caused by inadequate warnings at the railroad crossing. Unfortunately, most of these accidents result in death or serious personal injury, including fractures, spinal cord damage, brain injuries, and burn injuries. Statistically, most train wrecks are the railroad’s fault. Studies show that over half of all railroad crossing accidents are due to the absence of any warning gates or flashing lights at the scene, leaving drivers with no way to know that a train is speeding down the track toward them.
When a car crashes with a train at a defective crossing, the injured victims and their families must take legal action to obtain justice against the negligent railroad company. Train crash claims involve volumes of applicable laws and regulations. These claims also require a significant financial investment to gather evidence and obtain expert analysis. Because cases arising from train accidents can be very complex and demanding, you need experienced and aggressive attorneys to successfully handle them.
Our Chicago Train Accident Attorneys Can Help You
At Jackowiak Law Offices, we will fight hard to obtain full and fair compensation for your pain and suffering, medical expenses, lost income, rehabilitation, disfigurement, and any other losses or injuries resulting from the accident. Our train accident attorneys bring cases involving railroad negligence, including cases under the Federal Employee Liability Act (“FELA”), which covers injuries to railroad workers in Chicago. We take cases against METRA, the CTA, Amtrak, and other railroad companies.
Call us today at 312-795-9595, or contact us online to schedule a free consultation.