Advocating on Behalf of Train Accident Victims
Train accidents are more common than you might think: in 2017, there were over 100 highway-rail crossing crashes in which 50 people were injured. If you are one of these individuals, contact us as soon as possible. A train accident attorney at Rubin & Machado Ltd. can navigate the complex laws surrounding these catastrophes to pursue compensation for your injuries and suffering. You can trust our firm in Chicago, IL, to handle your case with dignity and the legal acumen necessary to present a compelling case on your behalf.
Documenting the Details of Your Accident
Although government inspectors are far more likely to investigate the circumstances surrounding a train accident than those of a car accident, they may not always be thorough. Consequently, it is essential that you keep your own record of the events. If you can, try to make note of:
- Where the Collision Occurred
- The location of the accident can determine which entities can be held accountable. For instance, if the crash occurred at a crossing where the road intersects the highway, the public agency or private company that owns that road may be liable.
- Weather Conditions
- If there were hazardous weather conditions at the time of the accident, the actions taken to operate the train or vehicle safely must be evaluated.
- Actions Taken to Prevent the Collision
- Knowing whether or not a conductor engaged the breaks to minimize impact or took other actions to prevent the accident can have a huge impact on a case.
Whether you were injured as a passenger on the train or as a driver in a vehicle that collided with it, it is critical you document any details that may be helpful when building your case.
Pursuing a Train Accident Injury Claim
Pursuing a train accident claim can seem intimidating. Not only may you be emotionally overwhelmed dealing with the aftermath, but the legal process is often complicated: railways can be under the jurisdiction of several entities, including transportation or government agencies.
A train accident attorney at Rubin & Machado Ltd. can help you navigate the complex laws surrounding these catastrophes to pursue compensation for your injuries and suffering.
However, this should not deter you from seeking compensation. Medical bills, disability accommodations, and lost wages can completely overturn your financial stability. Hiring legal representation familiar with these nuances is invaluable to the outcome of your case.
Why Hire Our Firm?
At Rubin & Machado Ltd., our attorneys understand the important aspects of personal injury cases and how to leverage them in your favor. We have the resources to put in the groundwork to uncover key details for your claim.
While you focus on your recovery, we can thoroughly investigate factors that may prove negligence. This may include the rail company's training policies, function of traffic signals, or train maintenance. We have also built relationships with experts such as engineers who can provide testimony supporting your claim.
Whether you have been injured or a loved one has died due to injuries acquired in a train accident, our lawyers understand the importance of securing sufficient restitution to cover expenses related to the incident.
Serving Your Best Interests
If you need a legal team you can rely on in your time of need, contact us online or by phone at (312) 327-1840 to speak with one of our compassionate attorneys. Our firm has been trusted by clients in the most vulnerable moments of their lives.