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Cook County Train Accident Lawyers

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Attorneys in Arlington Heights for Metra Accident Victims

The city of Chicago is home to a number of cultural icons and famous landmarks. Wrigley Field, the Navy Pier, and the Sears Tower (officially the Willis Tower now) are easily recognized by people from around the world. The region's elevated train system-commonly called the "L"-is another of these local icons. Each day, hundreds of thousands of people rely on the L to get to and from work or school or for a variety of other reasons. When you add the other rail systems that serve the region, such as Amtrak and Metra, the result is one of the world's largest commuter transit networks.

Unfortunately, such volume means that accidents are going to happen, and some of these accidents may happen as the result of negligence by operators or poor maintenance. At Newland & Newland, LLP, we are proud of our region's dedication to providing safe, efficient rail transportation, but we are fully dedicated to helping victims of train accidents collect full compensation for their injuries.

Trusted Counsel for Train Accidents in Northern Illinois

Whether you need to go just a few stops on an L train managed by the Chicago Transit Authority (CTA), or you travel to the city from the suburbs on a Metra line, the risk of being involved in an accident is real. Commuter trains are large and extremely heavy, and they often travel at high speeds. As a result, trains are nearly impossible to stop quickly in the event of a problem. In addition, many trains get crowded at busier times of the day, which means that riders are especially vulnerable to getting hurt if the train shifts or moves unexpectedly. Not all train accidents involve dramatic crashes or derailments. In fact, most train-related injuries occur in much smaller-but equally dangerous-accidents.

Protecting the Rights of Victims

Due to the size and capacity of most railway systems, train accidents often result in dozens of injuries or more, many of which are likely to be serious. At Newland & Newland, LLP, we are equipped to help victims of all types of train accidents, including crashes with other trains, collisions with cars or trucks, or non-collision accidents. Our team will work with local, state, and federal authorities and agencies to figure out what caused the accident and which party or parties may be liable. With more than 60 years of combined personal injury experience, our lawyers will help you seek financial compensation from all responsible parties, including the train operator, the railway company, or the company responsible for maintenance of the train or tracks.

Attorney Gary A. Newland and his team know that train accidents can lead to catastrophic injuries. Regardless of how badly you were hurt, however, we refuse to allow insurance companies to add to your suffering. We will not be intimidated or fooled into accepting a fast settlement that falls short of meeting your needs. While a quick resolution is ideal, getting full compensation sometimes takes some time, but we will provide the guidance and representation you need every step of the way. Our attorneys are even prepared to take your case to trial if necessary.

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If you or someone you love has been injured in a train accident, contact our office. Call 847-797-8000 for a free consultation and case evaluation at any of our five locations. Newland & Newland, LLP represents injured victims in Arlington Heights, Rolling Meadows, DuPage County, Lake County, Cook County, and the surrounding areas.

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