Recent Posts About Train Accidents

  • Chicago-Bound Amtrak Train Derails

    An Amtrak train travelling to Chicago derailed this month, injuring at least 32 people. The train accident attorneys at Pintas & Mullins Law Firm explain the safety issues contributing to Amtrak injuries and our railway injury practice. The recent derailment occurred in rural Kansas on Amtraks route from Los Angeles to Chicago. Five of the trains cars derailed just after midnight. Early news ...
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  • What the New Infrastructure Bill Means for You

    Earlier this month, Congress approved a $305 billion act to fund the country’s roads, bridges, and rail lines. It is the largest transportation bill in more than a decade and will last five years. The auto and train accident attorneys at Pintas & Mullins Law Firm detail this bill and how it will affect public safety. The Fixing America'€™s Surface Transportation (FAST) Act will reauthorize federal ...
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  • Staying Safe During Holiday Travel

    With Thanksgiving, Black Friday, and every event in between, millions of Americans are traveling this weekend. No matter your destination, the team at Pintas & Mullins Law Firm hopes you have a festive, happy and safe holiday weekend. Car Safety If you haven’t already, now is the time to prep your car for winter travel. Here are a few tips to help ensure you are traveling safely: Prepare a road ...
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  • First Injury Lawsuits Filed against Amtrak

    The first lawsuits have been filed against Amtrak after the deadly crash in Philadelphia in May 2015. The entire Amtrak train derailed in that accident, killing at least eight passengers and injuring more than 200 others. Train accident lawyers at Pintas & Mullins Law Firm explain the legal process of filing injury claims against train operators like Amtrak. The train was reportedly traveling at ...
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  • CTA Blamed for O’Hare Blue Line Crash

    The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) recently concluded its investigation of the March 2013 train derailment at O’Hare Airport. The federal agency cited the train operator for falling asleep at the switch as well as the CTA for its oversight. Our train accident lawyers are currently accepting clients who suffered serious injuries on CTA, Metra, and national train lines. The blue line ...
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  • Chicago-Area Train Derailments Prompt Concern

    Two trains recently derailed in the Chicagoland area within one week of each other causing concern among commuters and residents alike. The team of train accident lawyers at Pintas & Mullins Law Firm report on these two derailments and the potential legal recourse for those injured in train incidents. The first derailment occurred on March 5, 2015, near the suburb of Galena. The freight train was ...
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  • Two Chicagoans Fatally Hit by Metra Train

    A Burlington Northern Santa Fe (BNSF) Metra train struck and killed two pedestrians Thursday night. The train was traveling on the West side through Little Village at 21st and Homan Streets when the accident occurred. Train accident attorneys at Pintas & Mullins Law Firm report on the details of this tragedy. The accident occurred on elevated tracks during the evening rush, around 4:50 p.m. BNSF ...
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  • Criminal Charges Filed in Fatal Train Crash

    Three rail company employees were recently charged with criminal negligence after a catastrophic train derailment in July 2013. The oil train was traveling through Quebec, Canada at the time of the crash, which killed 47 people. Train accident attorneys at Pintas & Mullins Law Firm take a closer look at this case and the charges filed. The three men charged were employees of the now-bankrupt ...
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  • Blue Line Derails, Dozens Injured

    Train accident injury lawyers at Pintas & Mullins Law Firm report on the recent train derailment on Chicago’s Blue Line, which injured over 30 passengers, including the conductor. Fortunately, none of the injuries are critical, and no bystanders at O’Hare were seriously injured. The derailment occurred just before 3 a.m. at the O’Hare International Airport station. The train reportedly jumped the ...
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  • Bronx Train Crash Investigation Cites Speed as Possible Cause

    A Metro-North Railroad train derailed in the Bronx last Sunday, killing four passengers and leaving eleven critically injured. Now, federal and state investigations confirm that the train was traveling at nearly three times the permissible speed when it derailed – going 82 miles per hour in a 30 miles per hour zone. Train accident attorneys at Pintas & Mullins bring to light some of the most ...
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  • Chicago Commuter Train Derails, Hits Semi

    Train accident attorneys at Pintas & Mullins Law Firm report that a Metra train recently crashed into a semitrailer, injuring two people in a northwest Chicago suburb. The westbound train was pulling into the Bartlett train station when it hit the semi, around 3:30 pm on Monday, October 21, 2013. The semitrailer was carrying several cars when it was hit, sending debris onto both sides of the ...
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  • Over 30 Chicagoans Taken to Hospital after Blue Line Runaway Train Crash

    Train accident attorneys at Pintas & Mullins Law Firm report on the recent Blue Line train collision in Chicago. A runaway train with no one at the conductors collided with an occupied train sitting at the Harlem station. Dozens of injured passengers were taken to nearby hospitals, though fortunately no injuries were serious. The crash, which occurred around morning rush hour, was caused by a ...
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  • Six Dead, Dozens Injured in Ottawa Bus-Train Collision

    Train accident attorneys at Pintas & Mullins Law Firm report that six people have died after a double-decker bus collided with a passenger train near Ottawa, Canada. About 34 people are injured and ten of them remain in critical condition. The crash occurred about six miles south of downtown Ottawa, just after 8:45 a.m. on Thursday, September 18, 2013. Preliminary reports suggest that the bus ...
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  • Metra Worker Fatally Struck by Train

    Train accident attorneys at Pintas & Mullins Law Firm report that a Metra employee in Chicago was recently struck and killed by a commuter train in the South Side neighborhood of Kenwood. This was the latest in a string of incidents around Chicago involving train and vehicle wreckage. The Metra worker, 36-year-old Luis Mercado, was performing work on a track near 47th Street when a train struck ...
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  • Trucker Falls Asleep at Wheel, Kills State Trooper

    Trucking accident lawyers at Pintas & Mullins Law Firm report on the most recent development from a recent fiery crash on the Tri-State Tollway which killed an Illinois State Trooper – the crash was caused by a semi-truck driver who had been working for more than 14 hours before falling asleep at the wheel. The truck driver, a 26-year-old man from Wisconsin has not yet been charged criminally from ...
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  • NTSB Recommends Large Truck Safety Changes, Investigates Train Collisions

    Truck and train accident lawyers at Pintas & Mullins Law Firm report of two recent major activities by the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB). The agency just recently updated its investigation information into the two train derailments in New England, as well as recommended some changes to enhance the safety of large trucks on our roadways. As we recently outlined , a CSX Transportation ...
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  • Recent Train Collisions Shock New England

    Train accident attorneys at Pintas & Mullins Law Firm report of two recent train derailments in the New England area, one in Maryland and the other in Connecticut. These collisions come after the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) announced that the nation’s trains are safer than ever. The more recent of the two collisions, the Maryland derailment, occurred on Tuesday, May 28, 2013, when ...
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  • Two Head-On Train Crashes Cause for Concern

    The National Transportation Safety Board recently released reports of two head-on train collisions that occurred in 2012. Accident and injury lawyers at Pintas & Mullins Law Firm remind railroad employees and passengers that they are protected under federal and state compensation programs. The first crash occurred on the morning of June 24, 2012 near Goodwell, Oklahoma. Two Union Pacific trains ...
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  • Ford Escape Models Recalled Again for Potential Fire Hazard

    Illinois car accident lawyers at Pintas & Mullins Law Firm are warning drivers of the latest Ford Motor Company recall. Ford and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration just announced the recall of nearly 5,500 2012 Edge Crossover vehicles. The auto company says that a defective fuel line in the engine may lead to dangerous fuel leaks. This serious fire hazard is not the only ...
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  • Illinois Drunk Driver Slams into Metra Train

    Driving under the influence of alcohol and without a proper license is likely to lead to serious and even deadly consequences. Recently, news reports indicate that a 20-year-old father seriously injured his entire family when he drove drunk and crashed into a Metra train at a train crossing in Elgin. The man was charged with illegal consumption of alcohol, driving too fast for road conditions, ...
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  • When Cars and Trains Collide

    Our Chicago car accident lawyers understand that accidents can happen, even when utmost care is used. A recent series of car-train accidents highlights the need for all drivers to use caution on the roadways. A car-train accident is one of the most catastrophic types of accidents that we help clients recover from, because trains typically travel at high speeds and carry heavy loads of cargo. ...
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  • Railroad Company Agrees to $6 Million Settlement in Fatal Illinois Train Crash

    The family of a 26-year-old Chicago dance instructor killed in a tragic Illinois train accident will receive $6 million in a wrongful death lawsuit brought against the Illinois Central Railroad Company. The lawsuit claimed that the railroad crossing signals and warning lights were not working properly at the time of the accident. After just one day of trial testimony, the railroad company admitted ...
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