Chicago Train Accident Attorneys
Hundreds of thousands, if not millions, of people across the United States and all over the world take trains every day, whether it be part of their daily commute to and from work or for a leisurely trip somewhere. Even those who are not train passengers will certainly encounter one at some point in their lives. While trains are a convenient mode of transportation and are in general considered safe, accidents can and do happen that involve passengers, train staff, pedestrians and drivers or passengers of other vehicles.
The Chicago Train Accident Attorneys at Shea Law Group represent victims of train accidents including: car passengers, train passengers, railroad employees as well as pedestrians, motorcyclists or other drivers that may have been injured in a train accident. The Chicago Personal Injury attorneys at Shea Law Group have the expertise to handle your Illinois train accident case from pre-suit to settlement and/or trial. We can help you navigate the complex applicable Illinois and Federal Court systems as well as fight to hold the large train companies and state and federal regulatory agencies that monitor the train industry accountable for your injuries and losses.
Railroad companies are obligated to maintain certain safety standards in their day-to-day operations, including maintenance standards for their tools and equipment and specific training procedures in place for all employees. If someone has been injured or killed in a train accident and these standards have not been enforced, the train company may be liable for their part in the negligence that caused the injury or death. Train accidents can result in injuries that can range from mild to severe but many times, the forceful impact of the collision can result in serious, life threatening injuries or even death. Treatment costs can be expensive and it can take years to recover from serious injuries. During this time victims may experience emotional pain on top of the physical pain. It is for this reason that hiring an experienced personal injury law firm that understands the complexities of a train accident claim is so important.
Shea Law Group works for victims of train accidents and their families receive compensation to help with the pain and suffering associated with these kinds of cases. These include:
• Medical expenses
• Funeral costs
• Loss of wages
• Loss of disability payments
• Reduced quality of life
• Emotional or mental suffering