Railroad Crossing Accidents
Due to recent legislation in Illinois and consolidation of railroads, trains are now traveling faster than they ever were. They will be even faster in the near future. Trains are also longer than they have been in the past in order to save money. Railroads have a responsibility to keep people safe by adequately marking every railroad crossing and providing proper safety features.
At Woodruff Johnson & Evans Law Offices, our lawyers have extensive experience handling railroad crossing accident claims. We understand the regulations regarding railroad crossings. We know how to show if the railroad company was negligent and failed to meet its responsibilities to the general public’s safety.
Train Track Crossing Injury Attorneys
There are many actions that railroads can take to protect people, both pedestrians and motorists, including:
- Adequate markings and warnings of a railroad crossing
- Gates that open and close properly
- Equipment to adequately warn cars, pedestrians and cyclists
Railroad companies need to reasonably anticipate what could happen that could lead to a serious accident. They should take the necessary steps to prevent accidents. Our firm has seen catastrophic injuries arise out of accidents, including head and spinal cord injuries. Many railroad crossing accidents are fatal.
Contact Woodruff Johnson & Evans in Illinois
For a free consultation and case evaluation following a railroad crossing accident, please contact our offices today. We have offices in Chicago, Aurora and Champaign. Call us toll free at 866-891-9211 to schedule an appointment.