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Chicago Train Accident Lawyer

In Chicago and the greater Chicagoland area, using public transportation can be an affordable, convenient option for commuters. With train systems that include CTA L trains, metra, amtrak, and Union pacific, Chicago is one of the United States’ largest railroad hubs. Furthermore, Chicago is one of the few cities in the world that offers rail service to two major airports, with over 700,000 commuters riding the L each week.

While taking the train can be a great alternative to driving or other forms of transportation, unfortunately railroad accidents occur more often than one might think. Being involved in an accident can be emotionally/physically devastating and financially/logistically complex. If you have been injured in a railroad accident and are seeking compensation for your suffering, it’s imperative that you reach out to an experienced Chicago train accident lawyer to ensure that you receive proper help and restitution.

Different Types of Train Accidents in Chicago

Due to Chicago’s expansive railroad system, there are many different types of train accidents that can occur. Common incidents include:

  • Railroad Crossing Accidents

  • Commuter Train Accidents

  • CTA L Train Accidents

  • Metra Train Accidents

  • Derailment Accidents

Common Causes of Train Accidents in Chicago

Depending on the accident, there are several possible factors that may have contributed to the unfortunate event. Some common factors include:

  • Train operator error

    • Operating under the influence of alcohol/drugs

    • Fatigue/falling asleep while operating

    • etc.

  • Faulty train crossing signals

  • Mechanical issues

  • Bad weather conditions that affect train platforms

  • Poorly lit train stations

  • Overgrown vegetation

  • Poor maintenance

  • Improper signage

  • Other passengers (on-board incident)

  • And more.

How Can an Experienced Chicago Railroad Accidents Lawyer Help?

When you or a loved one have been injured or killed due to a railroad accident, seeking reparations can be an overwhelming, complex venture. A skilled Chicago railroad accident attorney will take the guess work out of the process. At The Law Firm of Tony S. Kalogerakos, Chicago personal injury attorney Tony S. Kalogerakos is passionate about helping those who’ve faced similar tragedies. Tony S. Kalogerakos will help you navigate through the legal process, determine who/what is responsible for the accident, and support you every step of the way.

Amtrak Derailment in Arkansas.

Unfortunately, train derailments do take place. And when they do, proper measures have to take place in order to avoid the routine defense that carriers raise.

In 2012, a train derailment took place in Arkansas which involved many passengers from Chicago. Although reports initially indicated there were no injuries, Mr. Kalogerakos obtained records and experts to prove that his client was in fact injured. With the train company arguing prior injuries to his client, Mr. Kalogerakos was able to obtain medical experts that determined and suggested such derailments caused further extensive injuries to his client and ultimately resolved the matter prior to litigation.

Contact a Train Accident Lawyer in Chicago Today

The Law Firm of Tony S. Kalogerakos has handled a considerable amount of railroad accident cases with great success; Chicago personal injury attorney Tony Kalogerakos can help you to reach a similar outcome. An aggressive, compassionate, skilled railroad injuries attorney in Chicago, Tony Kalogerakos will stop at nothing to protect your rights and make sure you receive the compensation you deserve.

Contact The Law Firm of Tony S. Kalogerakos at your earliest convenience to discuss your case:

Chicago: 312-929-3807
Suburbs: 847-982-9516