Railroad Injuries Under the FELA

Every driver knows to be careful when approaching a railroad crossing. However, even the most careful driver can be unaware of hidden dangers at the crossing. The Federal Railroad Administration reports that railroad accidents resulted in 703 fatalities and 7,707 injuries in 2008. Accidents at railroad crossings kill or seriously injure approximately 2,400 people each year in the U.S. Causes of Train Crossing Accidents Railroad crossing accidents can be caused by a variety of factors. ACME Law Offices in Chicago will investigate the circumstances of the case to determine who caused or contributed to the train accident. Some common forms of negligence by the railroads include:
  • Lack of functioning or effective warning signs at railroad crossing
  • Crossing arms fail to lower
  • Dangerous design of the intersection or crossing
  • Failure to sound the train's horn
  • Operating the train while drunk, distracted or drug-impaired
  • Operating at excessive speeds
  • Insufficient Lighting at tracks at night
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Verdicts & Settlements

for the families of 2 minors who suffered third degree burns and scarring to their bodies after being burned with sulfuric acid. The incident occurred when a fellow minor took a container of high grade drain opener containing sulfuric acid and poured it on the 2 injured minors. The sulfuric acid was alleged to be left out on the property where the minors resided. The landlord and property manager at the premises were sued for negligence and settled through their insurance carrier in this child injury case.

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Firm News

December 2009
ACME Law Offices files civil rights lawsuit against Police Officers who violently assaulted a teenager in her family's restaurant.
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The service at ACME Law Offices is phenomenal...John never stopped fighting the two and a half years he worked on my case. He made sure I got treatment so I could get healthy and relieve the pain and financial burden that comes when you are injured. John is caring, dedicated, compassionate, hardworking, and he never gives up...John fought hard and won my case and now I get to be another one of his highly satisfied clients.

Corthenia D., former client

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