Dedicated personal injury litigators obtaining relief for victims of train accidents in Illinois.
Train crashes are not common in the United States. However, when these types of accidents occur, they cause a massive amount of destruction, chaos, and injury. Even minor mishaps cause major damage because of the weight and speed of trains alone. Serious bodily injuries and fatalities are an almost certain result of train accidents. If you or someone you know has been involved in a train accident and have suffered injuries, you want to speak with an experienced attorney who can help you obtain the relief you deserve. The attorneys at Newland & Newland, LLP are experienced personal injury lawyers who can help determine if you or your loved one has a claim for damages sustained as a result of an accident. For a risk-free initial consultation, contact us today.
Common Train Accidents
Many train accidents occur as a result of negligence by one or more parties. Some common results of negligence include:
- Derailment: Derailment occurs when a train leaves the track for any reason. In many cases, derailment is a result of excessive speed. Trains typically travel between 80 and 90 miles per hour and up. While this is an average speed, trains may be required to travel at lower speeds to comply with certain laws. Traveling faster than regulated speeds is often linked to accidents due to operator error.
- Collisions: Train accidents are also commonly caused by collisions with other objects. Objects on the tracks present a major hazard for passengers and individuals in the immediate vicinity. When trains strike objects such as cars or trucks, the results are often catastrophic.
- Mechanical Failure: The failure to properly maintain a fleet is another reason for train accidents. The failure of an engine, brake system, or any other essential mechanism can be one or more contributing factors that causes an accident.
Lodging a Suit
Initiating a lawsuit after a train accident is a complicated endeavor. In most cases, an investigation into the cause of the accident will occur at the same time as speaking with an attorney. This often means that not all of the information is available when a lawsuit is initially brought forth. If you or your loved one has been involved in an accident, you need an experienced attorney who can assist you in lodging a suit against one or more responsible parties.
About Newland & Newland, LLP
Newland & Newland, LLP is an Illinois law firm with several offices located throughout the state. Our law firm has helped thousands of families and we want to assist you or your loved one with filing and obtaining the maximum amount of monetary relief for the injuries you sustained as result of a train accident. To schedule an initial review of your claim, contact Newland & Newland, LLP today.