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Train Accidents

Chicago Train Accident Attorneys

The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) reports that approximately every three hours an individual or a car is hit by a train in this country. Not only can trains collide with cars and people but they can also hit other trains or become derailed. Any of these scenarios can cause extreme injuries, fatalities, and property damage. Frequently, train accidents can involve large chemical spills placing members of the community in danger as well. Are these merely unavoidable accidents, or was negligence involved? To find out, it’s best to speak with a seasoned attorney.

If you’ve been injured on a train, our Chicago train accident lawyers at The Horwitz Law Group can support you in recovering monetary compensation, which includes lost wages, past and future medical bills, and also pain and suffering. In some cases, even punitive damages can be obtained.

When Should You File a Chicago Train Accident Case?

The more time our attorneys have to prepare your case, the better. It is essential for train accident victims to know that they only have two years from the date of their accident to file a lawsuit as per Illinois Compiled Statutes 735 §5/13-202. This deadline is known as the statute of limitations and is strictly enforced. If you or your attorney do not file your case within the legal deadline, you will more than likely lose your right to seek compensation no matter who caused your injuries or how significant your damages are. 

Liability for Chicago Train Accidents

Over 2,500 train accidents occur annually, according to the Department of Transportation and the Federal Railroad Administration. However, liability for these accidents is not always the same. 

Determining liability can be challenging, as a combination of factors or errors can lead to a train accident. It may require many resources and research, which the right attorney will have at their disposal. When you contact our knowledgeable personal injury team, we can investigate to determine who is liable for your injuries and damages. In fact, several different parties can be liable, such as:

  • The railroad company
  • The manufacturer or owner of the train
  • Engineers
  • Railroad workers
  • Government entities
  • Train operator

Identifying all of the responsible parties will help ensure that you receive the maximum compensation possible for your claim. You may be able to obtain settlements or court awards from more than one party if they are all negligent in causing your accident.

Involved in a Train Crash? Call the Experienced Train Accident Lawyers in Chicago at The Horwitz Law Group Today

If a train accident has left you or someone you love with damages, you must act within the statute of limitations to pursue your legal rights. Contact The Horwitz Law Group today to schedule your free case consultation. We represent clients throughout Chicagoland and in many other areas such as Lombard, Naperville, Evanston, Oak Park, Garfield Park, Wheaton, Joliet, Lockport, Plainfield, Geneva, St. Charles, Richton Park, Villa Park, Carol Stream, Morton Grove, Schaumburg, Hoffman Estates, Cook County, DuPage County, and Will County and Kane County, Illinois.

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