Far too many railroad accidents occur when a crossing gate, arm, or signal fails to work properly. The lack of a sign to alert drivers of a railroad crossing is another common cause of car-train wrecks. Recent studies have shown that the railroad industry often fails to maintain crossing signals, signs and gates, putting the public at risk.
If a broken crossing gate or a defective railroad signal causes an accident, people who suffer injuries have a legal right to receive financial compensation from the responsible parties.
At Lane & Lane, LLC in Chicago, Illinois, our attorneys stand up for the rights of the injured. We represent clients who suffered serious injuries because of the lack of a railroad warning sign or a defective railroad signal. We also represent the family members of people who died a wrongful death because of the negligence of a railroad company.
Railroad accidents, by their very nature, can cause extremely serious injuries and fatalities. If a driver doesn’t see the train, the train cannot stop in time to avoid an accident. That is why it is imperative for the railroad warning signs and signals to be installed and in proper working order.
The attorneys of Lane & Lane, LLC, will fully investigate your case to determine if a defective railroad signal or lack of a warning sign contributed to your accident. We may hire a train accident expert to examine the evidence and the scene of the crash. We will review federal records of accidents at the crossing where you were injured to determine if accidents occur frequently at this crossing.
If negligence was involved, we will aggressively pursue justice and financial compensation for the full extent of the damages you have suffered. To learn if we can be of assistance to you, please do not hesitate to contact our law firm today. The initial consultation is free of charge.
From our offices in Chicago, we represent clients throughout Illinois who were injured in accidents caused by defective railroad crossing signals.