Chicago Railroad Accident Lawyers Helping Victims of Dangerous and Deadly Acts of Negligence
Protecting Illinois injury victims hurt in collisions, derailments and defective parts
Railroad accidents often cause catastrophic injury or death. Cars and trucks cannot match the size and weight of oncoming trains. Trains often travel at extremely high speeds. Possible claimants after a railroad accident can include all the people on the train, the occupants of any vehicles that collide with the train, and pedestrians. Defendants can include the train driver, the railroad company, manufacturers who made faulty parts, maintenance crews, and others.
At Gainsberg Law, our Chicago railroad accident attorneys understand the complexities of these cases. We first work to determine the cause of the train crash. Railroad companies can be held liable if the railroad-crossing signal was not operating as it should or if the area around the crossing was not properly marked. Trains that run through locations with high density and high traffic volume have a duty to be extra cautions. Often several railroad companies and several municipalities will be sued for causing the accident.
Kinds of railroad accidents
Our Chicago railroad accident lawyers work with federal and local officials to determine who might be liable and how the negligence happened. When necessary, Gainsberg Law works with accident reconstruction experts to determine why the train accident occurred. A few of the ways railroad crashes include:
- An accident with other trains
- A collision at a crossing with other vehicles or pedestrians
- A train derailment
- Physical damage caused when hazardous or toxic materials spill in a crash
- Physical harm when a worker is exposed to dangerous substances
There are a number of ways a railroad accident can occur. At Gainsberg Law, we are prepared to handle complex claims of negligence such as:
- Failing to follow accepted railroad safety measures
- Using a train or track part or piece of equipment that malfunctions or is improperly designed
- Failure of the railroad company to properly train workers
- Overworking railroad employees
- Failing to conduct regular inspections
- Not providing safe railings and walkways
Injured train workers, and their families in case of death, have the right to bring a claim if they are hurt while working. This right is based on the Federal Employer’s Liability Act (FELA), which is comparable to state workers’ compensation laws.
Speak with a Chicago railroad accident lawyer about your railroad accident claim today
If you were hurt in a railway accident or a loved one was killed, you or the family members may have the right to a substantial recovery. The Chicago train accident attorneys at Gainsberg Law have the experience and skill to fight insurance companies and their lawyers to help you get justice for your injuries or the death of a family member. We take the tough cases. For help now, please call 312-313-1621 to speak with one of our lawyers. You can also reach us through our contact form.