When a train strikes a car at crossing, the results are usually devastating. If you were injured or a family member killed in a railroad crossing accident, it's important to put your case in the hands of an experienced lawyer as soon as possible.
At Healy Scanlon Law Firm in Chicago, our attorneys take traffic safety very seriously. We are one of a handful of premier personal injury law firms known for our exceptional case results. We have obtained numerous multimillion-dollar recoveries for our clients in accidents involving trains. We offer a free initial consultation to discuss your case.
Liability and Train Crossing Accidents
Illinois contains thousands of train or grade crossings where railroad tracks cross a roadway at a level grade. These crossings are especially dangerous to motorists and pedestrians. Some crossings have passive warnings such as signs. Others have active warning devices such as gates and flashing lights that operate automatically.
In the aftermath of an accident, a prompt investigation may discover negligence on the part of the railroad or the engineer. Examples of negligence include:
- Automatic warning devices that failed to function properly
- Warning signs obscured by untrimmed vegetation or parked train cars
- Missing warning signs
- Failure of the engineer to sound a warning horn
Time is not on the side of the victims. Following an accident, railroad companies may send maintenance crews to the crossing to trim vegetation or correct defects. The sooner you contact our attorneys, the sooner we can collect and preserve evidence that may be important in your case.
Contact an Illinois Railroad Crossing Lawyer
There is never a charge to discuss your case with a Chicago train crossings lawyer at our firm. Evening and weekend consultations are available. To speak to us, call 312-324-0409 (800-787-5431 toll free). Se habla español.