Illinois Railroad Crossing Accidents
Were You Injured at a Railroad Crossing?
Chicago Accident Lawyers Representing Victims of Railroad Crossing and Train Accidents
Railroads must meet state and federal safety regulations. Yet injuries and fatalities continue to occur at an alarming rate.
There were 2,411 railroad crossing accidents in the U.S. during 2006. Fifty-four people died in the 174 crossing accidents that occurred in Illinois. Only Texas had more railroad crossing accidents than Illinois that year.
If you were injured in a railway crossing accident, or if someone you love died a wrongful death at a railroad/highway crossing, you may wonder how such an accident could happen.
At Lane & Lane, LLC, our experienced personal injury attorneys know where to look and what to look for. We have been helping victims of railroad crossing accidents obtain financial compensation for the damages they sustain for more than 20 years.
We will explore all possible causes of the train wreck that injured you, including:
- Outdated equipment
- Failure of crossing lights and gates
- Lack of crossing lights, signs and gates
- Lack of employee training
- Overworked railroad employees
- Improperly designed crossings
Our law firm is meticulous in its preparation of every injury case. We will fully investigate the circumstances, interview witnesses, examine and photograph the scene and the vehicles involved.
We are also careful to document the full extent of the damages you have suffered, including medical expenses, rehabilitation costs, pain and suffering, lost wages and lost future earning capacity.
Preparation is Key
Because of our thorough preparation, we are often able to achieve an agreeable settlement without going to trial. Should the opposition refuse to be reasonable, however, you can trust our trial attorneys to aggressively represent you before a judge and jury.
Statutes of limitation apply in railroad accident claims. Don't delay. Contact our law firm today to arrange a free consultation and case evaluation.
From our offices in Chicago, we represent clients throughout Illinois.