Knowledgeable Chicago Train Accident Attorneys Offer Skilled Counsel

Our railroad and FELA injury attorneys protect passengers’ rights

Any personal injury is a serious matter, but when your accident involves a train or other railed vehicle in some way, the seriousness and complexity become far greater. Your injuries may be far more severe than in another, simpler type of accident, and the complicated questions of liability and blame inherent in almost any rail accident require analysis by a qualified professional. If you or someone you love has been injured in a train accident, you need to act quickly to ensure you can secure compensation from the private companies and government bodies at fault. At The Law Offices of Newman, Boyer & Statham, Ltd., our train accident lawyers in Chicago are prepared to help you do precisely that. The Law Offices of Newman, Boyer & Statham, Ltd. obtained one of the highest FELA verdicts in the state of Illinois.

Types of cases with which train accident attorneys in Chicago can help

Trains can injure people in countless ways, and those injuries can be catastrophic. Our Chicago train accident lawyers understand what you’re going through and can help you build a strong legal case if you have been injured under any of the following circumstances:

  • While crossing train tracks as a pedestrian
  • While riding a commuter train, like the Metro
  • In a car accident at a railroad crossing

The key question in any train accident lawsuit hinges on the negligence of the property owners or the railroad company involved. If safety features were not working or properly used, if a train did not blow its whistle as a warning to those nearby or other such negligent acts occurred, a knowledgeable Chicago train accident attorney can build a personal injury case proving that negligence existed. And a successful railroad accident injury lawsuit can earn you compensation for the following damages:

  • Lost wages
  • Medical bills
  • Rehabilitation
  • Pain and suffering

Experienced FELA lawyers in Chicago advising injured workers

If you are a railroad worker who has been injured in a railroad accident, you may be able to file a Federal Employers Liability Act (FELA) claim. Congress passed FELA more than a century ago, in 1908, specifically to protect the rights of railroad employees injured or disabled on the job. One of our knowledgeable Chicago FELA attorneys can help you file such a claim properly and guide you through the process to a successful conclusion.

Contact us when you need a train accident attorney in Chicago

A knowledgeable Chicago personal injury lawyer can be the most important advocate in your case. If you have been injured in a train accident, The Law Offices of Newman, Boyer & Statham, Ltd. is here to help. With specific experience as Chicago catastrophic injury attorneys and workers compensation lawyers, we are prepared to handle the intricacies specific to railroad accident cases. We can also arrange home and hospital visits. Call us at 312.443.1998  or contact the firm online today for a free initial consultation.