What Can a Train Accident Attorney Do for You?

While not as common as car accidents, when trains accidents do occur, the results can be catastrophic. All too often these accidents are fatal. If you or someone you love has been injured, contact a Chicago train accident attorney for help. Newman Boyer & Statham Ltd. obtained a verdict in excess of $5 million to a railroad worker who injured his back lifting an eight-pound oil filter with a pitchfork. The railroad company’s one and only settlement offer was $250,000 at the start of the trial.

Many train accidents occur due to carelessness or recklessness on behalf of the operation company. You can hold the railroad company accountable and receive compensation if you are an injured victim of a railroad crash. In those cases, you could file a lawsuit based on negligence, meaning the party failed to use reasonable care to prevent an accident. Examples of factors that could be considered negligence include:

  • A slippery train track which caused a person to fall
  • Faulty train brakes
  • A reckless train operator who had a suspended license and continued to drive
  • Unchecked mechanical failures
  • Inadequately warning passengers of boarding dangers
  • Wet or slippery platforms
  • Inadequate safety precautions

If you or a loved one has suffered injury from a train accident, consult with a Chicago FELA attorney who can represent your interests effectively. If you have lost a family member in a fatal train accident, a lawyer can file a wrongful death action on the decedent’s behalf. We can help you obtain compensation for the deceased’s family.

Newman Boyer & Statham Ltd. is a firm with experienced Chicago train accident attorneys. They can help you to receive the compensation you are entitled to for your injury.

Choose train injury lawyers in Chicago prepared to help

If you require a personal injury lawyer, look no further than The Law Offices of Newman, Boyer & Statham, Ltd. We are a full-service personal injury firm located one block from the Richard J. Daley Center, offering flexible office hours, free initial consultations and a contingency fee-based practice. Home and hospital visits can be arranged. Contact us at 312.443.1998 or online today.

by: David A. Statham

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