Illinois Railroad Crossing Accident Lawyers
Aurora Train Track Crossing Injury Attorneys
Due to recent legislation in Illinois and consolidation of railroads, trains are now traveling faster than they ever were and 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 the law firm of Woodruff Johnson & Palermo, in Illinois, our lawyers have extensive experience handling railroad crossing accident claims. We understand the regulations regarding railroad crossings and how to show whether the railroad company was negligent and failed to meet its responsibilities to the general public’s safety.
Champaign Railroad Crossing Accident 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 and 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 & Palermo in Illinois
For a free consultation and case evaluation following a railroad crossing accident, please contact our offices today. We have offices in Aurora, Champaign and on N. LaSalle Street in downtown Chicago. Call us toll free at 866-891-9211 to schedule an appointment.