Train Accidents

Train accidents are relatively rare, but when they occur, the injuries tend to be serious or fatal. Whether it is a freight train, passenger train or light rail train, cars and pedestrians are at an extreme disadvantage in a collision.

The law office of R. Mark Maritote, P.C., provides train accident representation in the DuPage County area. You and your family can come to our law firm for experienced, compassionate legal counsel after a train accident. Attorney Mark Maritote has more than 30 years of experience with personal injury law. He is prepared to protect your rights against negligent railroads and insurance companies. For a free consultation, please contact the firm online today.

Key Elements Of Train Accidents

Train accidents can happen in multiple ways. Cars, cyclists and pedestrians can be injured at railroad crossings. Pedestrians can be injured on the platform, and passengers can be injured while aboard the train. We can assist you with any of these types of accidents.

In collisions between vehicles and trains, people in passenger vehicles typically suffer the worst injuries. The size and weight of a train simply overwhelm passenger vehicles, even if the train is moving fairly slowly. Accident victims may suffer injuries such as:

  • Burns
  • Fractures and amputations
  • Internal organ damage
  • Back and neck injuries
  • Spinal injuries
  • Traumatic brain injuries
  • Crush injuries

Depending on the accident, wrongful death is also a possibility.

As your lawyer, Mark Maritote will investigate the cause of your accident. Working with experts when appropriate, he will determine who is liable for your medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering. Fighting the railroad for compensation takes an experienced attorney, and Mr. Maritote has that experience. He is not afraid to take these cases to trial when that is in the client's best interests.

Discuss Your Train Accident Injury Claim

To schedule a free consultation, call the firm in Bloomingdale at 630-352-4345 or toll free at 866-402-0174. You may also contact the firm online.