Deaths in railroad crossing accidents have risen sharply in Illinois. During the first six months of 2012, 30 people died in Illinois when their vehicles were struck by trains at crossings. That is more deaths than occurred in all of 2011.
At Cavanagh Law Group, our lawyers have developed a focus on cases involving significant injury and wrongful death. Our lawyers have recovered millions of dollars in compensation for accident victims in Chicago and throughout Illinois, including a record-setting $55,715,406 for a husband and wife who suffered traumatic brain injuries after colliding with a train at a crossing with inoperable gates and warning lights.
Injured in a railroad crossing accident? Contact our attorneys today for a free case evaluation.
Illinois Railroad Grade Crossing Accident Attorneys
Due to the devastating injuries that railroad crossing accidents cause, millions of dollars in damages may be at stake. As a result, railroads and their insurance companies fiercely contest liability in these cases. Our lawyers have the experience and financial resources to fully investigate these cases and determine railroad liability.
Examples of railroad company liability in crossing accidents include:
- Nonfunctioning gates and crossing lights;
- Untrimmed vegetation that obscures visibility at crossings;
- Failure of the train to sound its horn when approaching a crossing; and
- Derailment at a crossing.
Our law firm provides aggressive advocacy to hold railroad companies and their insurance companies accountable when their negligence injures or kills innocent people.
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Contact Cavanagh Law Group for a free case evaluation with our experienced Chicago railroad crossing accident attorneys.