Chicago Train Accident Attorney
Nationwide Personal Injury Attorneys in Chicago, IL
Train accidents can be catastrophic, which is why railroad companies are held to the highest standard of liability. Railroad companies are regulated by federal and state governments as common carriers. Common carrier regulations hold railroad companies liable for even the slightest act of negligence.
You need a seasoned law firm who you can rely on to resolve your case favorable and efficiently. Pintas & Mullins Law Firm has been standing up for injury victims since 1985. Our Chicago personal injury lawyers travel to clients throughout the nation to provide representation, using our 50+ years of collective experience to craft strong and compelling cases. We also partner with top litigation firms near our clients to offer a multi-firm approach.
We've recovered millions of dollars on behalf of our clients in more than 10,000 cases. Call (800) 774-7120!
What Caused Your Railroad Accident?
Countless Americans travel by train every day, whether it's their commuting to work or a long distances trip for leisure or business. According to the Federal Railroad Administration, there are approximately 3,000 train accidents a year in the U.S. and nearly 1,000 fatalities.
The most common causes of train accidents include:
- Mechanical failure
- Collisions with motor vehicles
- Improperly maintained tracks
- Conductor inexperience or negligence
Injured Railroad Workers
Railroad workers are exposed to a number of health hazards while on the job. These hazards include exposure to asbestos, chemicals, diesel fuels, cleaning agents, and various other toxic substances. Exposure to asbestos may cause a lethal type of lung cancer known as mesothelioma, or other types of lung-related illnesses. In addition, railroad workers may sustain serious injuries or even death from train accidents.
Railroad workers who are injured on the job are generally protected by a federal compensation program known as FELA, or the Federal Employers' Liability Act. FELA mandates timing and filing deadlines for railroad injury cases. Therefore, if a worker is injured or contracts an industrial disease from working for a railroad, contacting an attorney as soon as possible is crucial to receiving financial benefits.
We Care About Justice – Call Our Nationally Respected Firm
In the event of any train accident, there is a limit on the time period an injured party has to file a claim against the negligent party responsible for the train accident. If you or a loved one has suffered as a result of a train accident, contact Pintas & Mullins Law Firm today. Our experienced Chicago personal injury attorneys can provide a free, no-obligation consultation to explain your legal rights and options.