Many people know how much a train crossing at an intersection can delay a commute. Trains could still be considered a rather common form of transport, and many of the intersections have gates, flashing lights and other signals to notify drivers that a train is approaching. Continue reading “Illinois delivery truck driver hit at unguarded railroad crossing”
Car accidents are unfortunately common occurrences. They are depicted through news sources if the results are tragic and many more are left unheard about if they are relatively minor. One type of accident that is less common and tends to always make headlines is train accidents. Continue reading “Federal train accident prediction site launched”
When people do not feel well, they often use the common expression: I feel like I was hit by a train. Railroad accidents are not a common occurrence in Illinois or elsewhere across the country, so for most people, that is a gross exaggeration about circumstances they have never suffered from. Continue reading “NTSB calls for more safety on railroads across the country”
An 18-year-old Illinois driver said she was in a hurry to get the vehicle that she was driving home to her mother when she went under the lowered arm of a train crossing last week. She said that she looked to her left and saw a freight train that she thought was a safe distance away so she proceeded.
A tragic freak accident has taken the lives of a lawyer and his wife in Illinois. When most people think of a train accident, they normally think of someone crossing the tracks or somehow getting stranded and struck by a train. Continue reading “Illinois train accident kills couple, bridge collapses”
A woman has lost her right foot after being involved in an Illinois train accident. The accident occurred early in the morning on May 5. The woman and another man, both University of Illinois students, were vandalizing the train when it began to move. Continue reading “Woman loses foot in train accident in Champaign”
Safety features, such as traffic lights and railroad gates, are something that the public expects to function properly and warn them against danger. These features are in place for a reason; when they don’t work properly, serious accidents can occur. Continue reading “Illinois train accident kills mother of 3”
There are many issues and circumstances that need to be taken into account when filing a personal injury lawsuit and a clear understanding of the laws surrounding personal injury is crucial in making the right decisions. Recently, a new trial is being required after an Illinois appellate court found that the trial court may have “abused its discretion” in its award of damages after a train accident. Continue reading “Train accident case remanded for new trial”