Railroad companies owe certain duties to the public. When a crossing gate malfunctions, an area of track is defective, or a train travels at excessive speed, the railroad company breaches that duty.
With the sheer number of railroad lines operating in Illinois, trains present a more pressing risk than the public may be aware. Behind Texas, there are more train accidents in Illinois than any other state in the United States.
Attorneys at Zayed Law Offices have the experience and expertise required to prosecute your claim for railroad negligence. We are deeply committed to protecting the rights of those harmed by railroad crashes, and we have the experience to fight on behalf of individuals and families impacted by train negligence.
At Zayed Law Offices we are experts in laws pertaining to railroad negligence, including the Federal Employers Liability Act (FELA). We pursue litigation against those responsible for railroad negligence including railroad companies, contractors and those who may be individually responsible including conductors or inspectors.
There are many factors that can lead to a train crash, including, but not limited to:
- Malfunctioning, broken or nonexistent crossing gates
- Defective railroad tracks
- Inattentive conductors
- Excessive speed
- Train-vehicle collisions
- Overloaded cargo
- Defective lights
- Inattentive train braking
- Malfunctioning train signals
At Zayed Law Offices we understand the affect train accidents, railroad crossing accidents, and train derailments can have on a life. Zayed Law Offices provides representation in the following areas:
- Railroad Accidents
- Railroad Negligence
- Federal Employee Liability Act (FELA)
- Railroad Litigation
Contact Zayed Law Offices, We Can Help.
If you, or a family member have been injured in a train accident (FELA or otherwise), you may have a right to obtain compensation for medical expenses, pain and suffering, loss of normal life, or lost income. To schedule a no-obligation, free initial consultation, please contact our Joliet or Chicago offices at 815.726.1616 or complete a short online contact form, and we will get back to you immediately.