A Metra train in Chicago struck and killed an individual Saturday night. The train accident happened around 9:30 p.m. in the Chicago suburb of Palatine. The Union Pacific Northwest line had departed at approximately 8:30 from downtown Chicago and was traveling to the northwest suburbs. The train was the 725 and was delayed for more than 2 hours. The accident is currently under investigation and the name and age of the victim has not been released.
Each year there are thousands of accidents involving trains colliding with vehicles or pedestrians. Typically, all railroad accidents result in serious injuries and fatalities. The weight of a train combined with speed creates a force that causes devastating accidents. Several factors contribute to a train accident and several accidents occur in railroad crossings that lack proper warning devices. If you or a loved one has been injured or killed in a railroad accident, contacting a personal injury attorney is important to receive a full investigation of the accident.
The personal injury attorneys at Meyerkord & Kurth are experienced with railroad cases, and can help you or someone you know who has been injured or killed in a train accident. Our personal injury attorneys are licensed in Missouri and Illinois. We have logged thousands of hours on the phone with insurance companies and recovered millions of dollars for medical bills, pain and suffering, and property damage. We have over 95 years of combined experience. Please contact us at (314) 300-3000 or (800) 391-4318 for a no-obligation assessment of your railroad accident.