Chicago Railroad Accidents Attorney
Cook County Lawyers Protecting Those Hurt In Railroad Accidents
According to the U.S. Department of Transportation, there are more than 5,000 train/vehicle crashes annually. That works out to an accident roughly every 100 minutes. Cars and trucks are simply no match for a train weighing thousands of tons. The results for the drivers and passengers in these vehicles can be devastating, even fatal.
Curcio Law Offices is a Chicago law firm representing those injured in railroad accidents in Cook County and throughout Illinois. While some of our cases involve injured workers, most of our train accident claims revolve around:
- Trains striking passenger cars, trucks and other vehicles
- Vehicles running into trains, often at poorly lit railroad crossings at night
- Pedestrians and bicyclists struck by trains
- Toxic spills resulting from derailments and crashes
As one of Chicago’s most successful personal injury firms, we are equipped to handle cases involving the serious injuries that are usually the result of train accidents. We seek full compensation for head and brain injuries, spinal cord injuries, amputations and other harms. If your loved one was killed in a railroad accident, a wrongful death lawsuit may be available. Though a successful wrongful death claim cannot undo what happened, it can provide your family with the financial means to move forward in life.
Cook County CTA Injury Lawyers
Our Chicago railroad accident lawyers also pursue cases on behalf of those injured on Chicago’s public transit train systems. We take cases involving the Chicago Transit Authority (CTA), METRA, AMTRAK and the elevated trains (L-trains) on the Chicago Loop.
What makes CTA, METRA and AMTRAK claims different is that the opponent is not just an insurance company or a driver. It is a governmental agency. These agencies are protected by specific laws that make it challenging for an injured person to bring a claim. The team at Curcio Law Offices understands these laws and stays up to date on their changes. Whether you were struck by a public train or were injured while inside or trying to board, we can evaluate the situation and advise you of your options.
Contact Our Chicago Train Accident Lawyers Today
If you were hurt or lost a loved one in a railroad accident in Chicago or elsewhere in Cook County, reach out to the railroad accident lawyers at Curcio Law Offices for help. Call 312-321-1111 or contact our law firm online and schedule a Free Consultation today.