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Chicago Railroad Crossing Accidents

Railroad crossing accidents are more prevalent than many people believe. The Federal Railroad Administration Office of Safety Analysis found that more than 3,000 collisions between automobiles and trains occur in the United States. Accidents also occur between pedestrians and trains. Four crossings in Chicago are at the top of the list where multiple accidents have occurred. The federal government has ordered 10 states to improve the safety at railroad crossings and Illinois is among those 10. Train accidents can result in serious injuries as well as death. These accidents are often due to the negligence of the employees or train companies. Railroad companies are responsible for using reasonable care to avoid injuries to anyone that may cross the train tracks. In cases where a train hits an automobile at a railroad crossing, it is likely the company did not provide adequate protection. The crossing gate or train light may not have worked, trees might have blocked the driver’s view, or the train may have been going too fast. There are approximately 42,000 crossing gates and of those about 22,000 have flashing lights. Railroads must meet both state and federal regulations. It is important to hire an experienced train accident lawyer in Chicago than can explore all the possible causes of the accident and recover the maximum compensation.

A Chicago Railroad Crossing Attorney Can Help Your Case

Many railroad crossing accidents occur at night at crossings without lights. The railroads erect a black-and-white crossbuck railroad crossing sign and expect it to protect drivers from a multi-ton train that cannot stop in time to avoid an accident. We believe that is inadequate protection for drivers and an inadequate defense in court.

To arrange a free consultation about your case, please contact The Horwitz Law Group by e-mail or call 312-641-9200.

Case Results


for a motor vehicle wrongful death case.


for a 75-year-old woman who suffered an above the knee amputation due to being run over by a private school bus.


for a young lady who was run over by a private waste hauling company while crossing the street.


for a trucking accident resulting in the death of the driver.


for a 70 year old man who died, without any living relatives, seven months after being hit by a car while crossing the street.


for a client whose family was killed by a street sweeper that ran a red light.


for a client injured in a 2005 Metra train derailment case.


for a minor rear-ended on an expressway in Kankakee.


for a premises liability accident resulting in below the knee amputation.


for a woman who was hit by a car while crossing the street.


for a client who was injured on the CTA red line train.


for a bicyclist hit by a car.


for a passenger injured in a rideshare rollover accident.


for a rideshare accident injury.


for a low-speed rear-end accident.


for injuries in a van accident pulling a trailer.


for a minor injured in a ride-share accident.


for a pedestrian injured due to a sidewalk defect.


for a passenger injured in a rideshare rollover accident.


for a driver injured in an auto accident.


for injuries from a right-turning truck.


for a family injured in an auto accident.


for a law enforcement officer rear-ended by a truck.


for a motorcyclist rear-ended.


for an individual injured by a dog.


for a bicyclist hit by a car while crossing the street.


for a driver rear-ended on the expressway.


for a client who had lawyers at another law firm trying to settle the accident case for only $60,000.

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