Obtaining Compensation and Medical Care for Accident Victims
By and large, Metra trains and stations are safe. But accidents can and do happen. When an accident occurs, you should speak with an experienced personal injury lawyer to learn about your rights. Without an advocate on your side, you may not receive the compensation and medical care you deserve.
At Cavanagh Law Group, we represent people in cases involving accidents on Metra trains, including:
- Train collisions and derailments
- Falls in Metra stations
- Sudden stops
- Wrongful death
- Other types of Metra train accidents
Cavanagh Law Group aggressively seeks results for our clients, and we will fight for you. Contact us today for a free case evaluation.
Illinois Public Transportation Accident Lawyers
"Our opponents know that we mean business. Cavanagh Law Group will work tirelessly to get results for you." — Tim Cavanagh
If you or a loved one has been in a mass transit accident, it is very important to obtain legal representation as soon as possible. Vital evidence can begin to disappear, and without timely legal action, you may lose your ability to obtain compensation.
When you retain our firm, Cavanagh Law Group will act immediately to preserve and obtain all relevant evidence, including video, dispatch records and other data. We will prepare your case element by element, working diligently from the start of your case to its conclusion. If you have been seriously injured, we will take particular care to identify your current and future medical needs, so that we can include those in our compensation demand. Cavanagh Law Group will seek maximum compensation for you.
Some of our sample Metra accident settlements include:
- Kuk v. Metra
Settlement: $1,800,000 — On Sunday, October 12, 2003, Kathryn Kuk, Steven Kuk and Megan Kuk were passengers on a Metra train that was transporting passengers from Chicago to Joliet, Illinois. As the Metra train approached the intersection of Federal Street and 47th Street in Chicago, the train's engineer missed a red stop light. The train derailed at a speed of 68 mph, where the maximum speed was 10 mph. As a result of the derailment, Kathryn Kuk sustained an aggravation of a pre-existing spinal cord condition, Grade II Spondylolisthesis. Kathryn required two fusion surgeries and also had a permanent spinal cord pain stimulator implanted. Steven and Megan sustained minor injuries and were treated and released.
On August 13, 2012, Cavanagh Law Group partners, Tim Cavanagh and Matt Rundio, went to trial in front of Judge Michael Panter in the Circuit Court of Cook County. While Metra admitted liability it contested the nature and extent of Kathryn Kuk's injuries. After a jury was selected, Kuk's attorneys presented numerous doctors who testified about Kathryn's injuries, surgeries and pre-existing condition. On the fifth day of trial the parties settled for $1.8 million.
Contact Our Chicago Metra Accident Attorneys
For a free case evaluation about a mass transit accident case, contact Cavanagh Law Group.