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Train Accident Lawyer Chicago

While trains offer immense convenience and help us get where we need to be without worrying about fighting traffic, navigating to our destinations, and finding parking, train accidents are exceptionally dangerous. If a train accident leaves you injured, obtaining compensation that covers your full range of physical, financial, or emotional damages is critical to your recovery prospects, and having an experienced train accident lawyer in Chicago in your corner is the surest path forward. 

The Train Company Is Poised to Protect Its Rights

The mayhem that follows a violent train accident is difficult to overstate, but you can expect the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) to be on the scene quickly. It’s the FRA’s job to assess the aftermath of the accident, to collect all relevant evidence available at the scene, and to report what it determines to be at the root of the train accident. 

The train company itself, however, will also send its own representatives to quickly assess the scene and to help protect its own best interests. The best way to help do the same for yourself is by reaching out to a dedicated train accident lawyer with considerable experience successfully guiding these complicated claims toward favorable resolutions. 

The Statistics

The FRA reports all of the following train accident statistics for 2019:

  • There were 11,761 train accidents in total. 
  • 1,338 of these accidents were derailments, 114 were collisions, and the rest were classified as other
  • 860 people were killed in these accidents, and 8,010 were injured
  • The most common cause of the train accidents (by far) was human error, and issues with the tracks and equipment came in second and third. 

Your Damages

If you have been injured in a train accident, you can expect your physical, financial, and emotional damages to be immense, including:

  • Your Medical Costs – The massive impact of train accidents often leads to very serious injuries that can lead to secondary medical concerns and that often require ongoing care. Common medical expenses include emergency care, surgery, hospitalization, treatment from doctors and specialists, rehabilitation, physical therapy, and more. 
  • Your Lost Earnings – While you recover from your physical injuries, you’ll very likely experience a decrease in earnings, which can evolve into lost earning potential that seriously compounds your financial losses. 
  • Your Pain and Suffering – The pain and suffering that results from being injured in a terrifying train accident can be overwhelming and life-altering.  

Turn to an Experienced Train Accident Lawyer in Chicago for the Professional Legal Guidance that You Need

If you have been injured in a train accident, obtaining the compensation to which you are entitled and that you need to reach your fullest recovery is essential, and the accomplished train accident lawyers at The Horwitz Law Group in Chicago are on your side and here to help. We recognize the gravity of your situation and dedicate our practice to zealously going after optimal outcomes for our clients. For more information about how we can help you, please don’t hesitate to contact us today.

Case Results

$4,500,000.00

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

$2,100,000.00

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

$2,300,000.00

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

$1,400,000.00

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

$1,200,000.00

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

$1,197,000.00

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

$175,000.00

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

$100,000.00

for a client who was crushed between two cars nearly severing off her leg.

$100,000.00

for a client whose son was accidentally run over by her husband as he backed out of their driveway.

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