» Metra Train Accident En Route to Chicago Kills Pedestrian

Metra Train Accident En Route to Chicago Kills Pedestrian

Chicago, IL (Law Firm Newswire) September 8, 2011 – A Metra train killed a pedestrian shortly after leaving Naperville as it was en route to Chicago in late July. The Burlington Northern-Santa Fe Train 1272 was only a quarter mile from the station when the incident occurred. Metra provides commuter rail service throughout Cook, Lake, Will, and other area counties.

“Pedestrian error is sometimes responsible for an accident,” said Chicago wrongful death lawyer Robert I. Briskman, Esq. “But if a rail employee, transit authority, or defective part caused the error, a person or their loved one can take action against the guilty party.”

According to Operation Lifesaver, a rail safety education organization, a person is struck by a train every three hours. Modern trains are quieter and take longer to stop in comparison to a car or big truck. Illinois is number two in the top 15 states for rail fatalities nationwide. Part of this is due to the widespread use of rail in the area, but it still does not diminish the fact that train crashes are a safety issue. Whether driving a vehicle, walking, or waiting for a train on a platform, it is a must to be alert around the tracks says Operation Lifesaver.

Texting, listening to music, and other distractions can lead to deadly consequences around the tracks, the group says. Because of a train’s weight and speed, an individual is 20 times more likely to die when hit by a train versus a vehicle.

Loved ones with a family member that died from a train accident need to contact a Chicago wrongful death attorney to promptly investigate the case. These types of cases are complex and need quick action to preserve evidence, interview witnesses, and have a thorough investigation. The law firm of Briskman Briskman & Greenberg has successfully litigated a wide variety of accident cases. They are known for treating clients like family and offering solid legal counsel and support every step of the way until the case has been resolved. To learn more call 1.877.595.4878 or visit http://www.briskmanandbriskman.com/.

Briskman Briskman & Greenberg
351 West Hubbard Street, Ste 810
Chicago, IL 60654
Phone: 312.222.0010
Twitter: Follow Us!
Facebook: Like Us!
Google Places: Contact a Chicago personal injury lawyer from Briskman Briskman & Greenberg on Google Places!

[contact-form 4 "Briskman Briskman & Greenberg"]

View Briskman Briskman & Greenberg in a larger map

  • Walgreens sued after teen dies from morphine intoxication
    The parents of a teenager filed a wrongful death lawsuit against Walgreens, alleging their son died of morphine intoxication due to medical negligence. Tom Steinbacher Sr. and Christine Steinbacher, as co-administrators of their son’s estate, filed the complaint in Cook County Circuit Court on April 21. They are seeking a jury trial in addition to ...
  • Family gets $3.3 million in Northwestern drug overdose lawsuit
    The family of a man who died after being given a drug overdose was awarded $3.3 million in a medical malpractice case against Northwestern Memorial Hospital. Plaintiff Kathryn Howe-Vandelinder filed a lawsuit in Cook County Circuit Court in July 2012. She alleged the negligence of doctors in administering the medication led to her husband’s kidney ...
  • Recalled Used Vehicles Sold and Rented to Public Without Repairs
    In this episode of Chicago Injury Alert, we look at legislation for rental car companies and car makers regarding recalled vehicles.

See other news sources publishing this article. BETA | Tags: , , , , ,



Get headlines from Law Firm Newswire sent right to your inbox.

* indicates required