When a crossing gate does not work, a light is defective or a warning does not sound, a railroad has failed to exercise its ordinary duty of care. Should an injury or death occur as a result of the railroad’s negligence, Steigmann Law PC has the experience and the resources necessary to pursue these serious, and often expensive, cases. Our skilled attorneys have the expertise required in all areas of railroad negligence.
Illinois Train and Railroad Negligence Lawsuits
Every year, thousands of passenger and freight trains pass through Central Illinois. The State of Illinois is a central hub for railroad traffic originating from throughout the country, and even internationally from Canada and Mexico. Millions rely on trains every day, including manufacturers shipping and receiving goods, hazardous materials, and natural resources such as oil, coal, and lumber; commuters riding public transportation systems; and people travelling the United States on Amtrak trains.
Railroad passengers, along with those sharing their roads and surroundings with train tracks, trust that train operators are properly licensed, well-rested, and able to perform their duties in the safest way possible to protect the safety of those around them. Passengers and others also trust that trains are properly inspected and that all parts are carefully manufactured and fully operational. However, railroad accidents and derailments do happen, and oftentimes these accidents are the result of negligence on the part of the train operator or workers, the company that owns the train, or the train’s manufacturer. When passengers or people nearby suffer serious injury or death as a result of a railroad accident or train derailment, they may be able to take action to hold any and all wrongdoers accountable.
Our lawyers have successfully handled all types of railroad injury and accident matters throughout Illinois, on behalf of train passengers, automobile drivers, and railroad workers, including but not limited to those involving:
- Employee Accidents & Injuries
- Accidents at Railroad Crossings
- Wrongful Death
- Train Derailment Accidents
Contact the Railroad Injury Lawyers at Steigmann Law, PC
Call Steigmann Law, PC for a FREE railroad accident consultation at 217-351-5818 or email one of our lawyers.