Many people who live in Chicago and its suburbs rely on trains as a part of their daily commute. While accidents are rare, they can result in devastating injuries to passengers as well as pedestrians and people in other vehicles.
At Healy Scanlon Law Firm in Chicago, our lawyers represent victims of all types of transportation accidents, including heavy and light rail train accidents. Our attorneys have obtained numerous multimillion-dollar recoveries for our clients, including $7.8 million for a man who lost an arm when he fell from a station platform and was struck by an "el" train. We offer a free initial consultation to discuss your case.
The following are examples of the types of train accidents we handle:
- Derailments caused by mechanical failure, improperly maintained tracks or other causes
- Collisions with other trains
- Collisions with cars, trucks and pedestrians
- Accidents at train crossings
- Injuries caused by spills of hazardous materials
- Injuries caused by dangerous or defective conditions on trains, station platforms and other railroad property
Trains and other mass transportation companies have a high level of responsibility for the safety of their passengers. However, carriers such as the Chicago Transit Authority will not pay large damage claims willingly. It usually takes a lawyer's help to obtain the compensation you deserve for medical expenses, lost wages, disability, pain and suffering, and other damages. You should contact an attorney as soon as possible after an accident so that evidence of liability can be collected and preserved.
Contact an Illinois Railroad Injury Lawyer
There is never a charge to discuss your case with a Chicago train accident lawyer at our firm. Evening and weekend consultations are available. To speak to us, call 312-324-0409 (800-787-5431 toll free) or send us an e-mail. Se habla español.