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Train Accident

Chicago Train Accident Attorney

Our Chicago Injury Firm Has Won $5+ Billion for Clients

Train accidents can hurt and even kill many people, causing serious injuries and property damage. Our team is proud to provide aggressive and skilled representation for our clients. If you or a loved one has been hurt in a train accident in Northern Illinois, it is important that you have the right representation on your side: Our Chicago train accident attorneys at Power Rogers can help you.

Why should I choose Power Rogers?

There are many reasons why you can have confidence working with our Chicago train accident lawyers:

  • Our team is experienced. We have decades of collective legal experience and have been serving this firm for decades.
  • Our team has a record of success. Our lawyers have recovered more than $5 billion in judgments and settlements for our injured clients. That's over $1 billion more than our closest competitor.
  • Our team has a reputation for excellence. Although we are a moderate sized firm, for twelve of the past thirteen years, we have led the state of Illinois for the most dollars recovered in verdicts and settlements.
  • Our team doesn't charge a fee unless we win. No recovery? You won't owe us anything in legal fees. We don't charge until we win.
  • Our team has the knowledge and experience to represent you against big corporations. If you or a loved one was involved in a train accident, you need the right representation: A firm knowledgeable and experienced enough to help you. Our team has the skill, knowledge, and competence to fight for your rights and pursue justice against a powerful defendant.

Is the transportation service liable for my injuries?

The transportation service might be liable for your injury if the service was negligent, and caused your injury. The federal government has created few regulations as to the liability of common carriers to injured passengers. In most situations, individual state law applies in determining whether a common carrier is liable for personal injuries.

In most states, the general rule is that a common carrier may be liable for personal injuries to passengers. A common carrier is generally required to use the highest degree of care, diligence, and vigilance in the transport of its passengers to the appropriate destination. The carrier must have the necessary equipment and a reasonable degree of skill to carry out the transportation of passengers.

What constitutes train accident negligence?

Failure to use reasonable care while operating a train constitutes negligence. Determining who was at fault in any train accident means figuring out who was negligent and responsible for causing the accident. If your injuries are the result of an operator's failure to use reasonable care while operating the train, then you might have a valid claim.

What is the NTSB?

The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) is an independent federal agency with jurisdiction over train accidents in the United States. The NTSB issues safety recommendations aimed at preventing future accidents. The NTSB also conducts special studies of transportation safety issues of national significance.

What role does the FBI play in investigating train accidents?

The FBI's role is to investigate the possibility of sabotage or some other criminal act that may have contributed to an accident. Although the FBI is consulted in many large train accidents, it takes over jurisdiction only in rare cases where criminal acts caused the accident.

Schedule a Free Case Evaluation at (312) 313-0202

Request a free consultation in order to learn more. Our team can fight for you. Call our Chicago office to learn more about your case and your options and to start your pursuit to justice.

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    Best Law Firms

    Power Rogers has not only been honored with one Best Law Firms designation, but five!

  • American College of Trial Lawyers
    American College of Trial Lawyers

    Membership in this organization is invitation-only, and extended only to the very best trial lawyers who display the highest degrees of professionalism and ethics.

  • Inner Circle of Advocates
    Inner Circle of Advocates

    This is a rare and exclusive legal honor limited to the top 100 attorneys in the US, and we are proud to have two of our attorneys included.

  • Best Lawyers in America
    Best Lawyers in America

    Two of our firm’s partners have been included in the list of The Best Lawyers in America for exceptional representation of plaintiffs in cases.

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    International Academy of Trial Lawyers

    Membership is invitation-only and only extended after a careful vetting process during which lawyers are evaluated on criteria such as experience and integrity.

  • Illinois Super Lawyers
    Illinois Super Lawyers

    Super Lawyers® is a prestigious rating services that recognizes the top 5% of attorneys in each state based on a process of peer review and independent research.

  • Top Verdict
    Top VerdictTM

    Our attorneys secured 3 of the Top 25 verdicts in Illinois for all of 2018

  • Top Verdict
    Top VerdictTM

    Our attorneys secured 3 of the Top 25 verdicts in the United States for all of 2018

Common Questions Related to Train Accidents

  • When Do I Need to File a Lawsuit?

    A: If the statute of limitations applies to your case, you may have a limited window opportunity to file a lawsuit. Because of this, it’s important to begin the legal process as quickly as possible. This window of time differs depending on who is liable for your accident, so speak with an attorney to learn more about the specifics of your accident and lawsuit.

  • What Kind of Compensation am I Entitled to?

    A: Train accident victims may be entitled to compensation for multiple things, such as hospitalization, medical costs, future medical care, and emotional / psychological damages.

  • Do I Need to Speak with an Attorney?

    A: Legally, you are not required to speak with a lawyer. If you want to truly understand your legal options, though, an attorney may be able to provide insight that you otherwise would not have.

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  • Experience

    Since 1993 when we first opened the doors of our law practice, Power Rogers has handled some of the largest personal injury cases for plaintiffs in the state of Illinois – and won. With our experience, we aren’t afraid to stand up to large corporations and insurance companies in court.

  • Success

    Power Rogers has won more than $5 billion in verdicts and settlements for its clients – that’s $1 billion more than our closest competitor since 2000. These results include many record-setting and regulation-changing outcomes as well, including a $100 million settlement for victims of a trucking accident – Illinois’ largest injury award to a single family.

  • Contingency Fee

    Victims of tragic and life-altering accidents are suffering – physically, emotionally, and financially. We take the financial burden off victims by working on a contingent fee. This means that you do not pay unless/until we secure a financial recovery for you. You focus on healing. We’ll take care of the rest.

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