Railroad Accident

Chicago Railroad Accident Attorney

Railroad accidents seriously injure and kill numerous victims each year. To prevent these tragedies, railroads have a duty to exercise due care and take the necessary state and federal safety measures. If you have been injured in a railroad accident, speak with a Chicago personal injury lawyer who has experience handling cases involving the Chicago Regional Transportation Authority (CRTA).

At Seidman Margulis & Fairman, LLP, our attorneys can assess your railroad accident case. We will carefully examine the facts and determine what happened. We will use the evidence to begin building your case. We represent railroad accident victims in the Greater Chicago, Illinois, area, including Cook County, DuPage County, Kane County, Lake County, and Will County.

Types Of Railroad Accident Cases

Our firm represents all victims of railroad accidents, including railroad workers, passengers, pedestrians, and drivers. We also handle Federal Employers Liability Act (FELA) workers' compensation claims. The most common accidents include:

  • Railroad crossing accidents: Improper signage or malfunction of safety devices at railroad crossings can lead to vehicles being on the tracks when a train is approaching. We provide guidance to injured individuals whose vehicles have been struck by trains due to malfunction or other negligence.
  • Passenger injury accidents: Our lawyers at Seidman Margulis & Fairman, LLP, also represent the interests of train passengers injured in accidents. Injuries suffered by these individuals can range from minor to severe, depending on the type and location of the railroad accident.
  • "L" train accidents: Chicago is famous for its elevated subway, known as the "L." Much like underground subways, train accidents happen to passengers on the L. Whether you have been injured on the platform, in an accident on the tracks, or in an incident on the train, our firm can help you understand your rights and pursue compensation for the injuries you have suffered.

Contact a lawyer at Seidman Margulis & Fairman, LLP, to further discuss your workplace accident and injuries. We offer a free consultation, including evenings and weekends by appointment. If your physical condition prevents you from traveling to our Chicago office, we can come to your hospital or home.

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