Railroad Accident Lawyer in McHenry County, Chicago

Personal injury and wrongful death lawsuits resulting from railroad accidents require extensive knowledge of railroad operating rules.

Experience You Need to Protect Your Best Interests

At Hanaford Law, we have extensive experience in handling train accident claims throughout Chicago.

Our railroad accident lawyer Robert Hanaford in McHenry County, Chicago, has more than 30 years of experience.

He was co-lead counsel in the tragic Mchenry County, Illinois, train and school bus collision where seven students were killed and others were injured. He knows how to work with the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) and will take every step possible to protect your rights. Contact his Chicago personal injury firm today for a free consultation.

Identifying the Cause of Railroad Accidents in Chicago

Railroad grade crossing accidents occur probably every day throughout the United States. Railroad highway grade crossings are dangerous and require caution by motorists and railroads. There is a complex railroad crossing warning system in place to provide advance warning of an approaching train. Railroad crossing signals and warning systems are supposed to be tested by federal regulation. Though quite reliable, signal failures can and do occur. We have extensive experience proving fault in railroad accidents related to:

  • Railroad highway grade crossing
  • Railroad signal warning failure
  • Warning time issues
  • Railroad signal and traffic signal preemption failure
  • Engineer error
  • Track maintenance negligence
  • Equipment maintenance negligence

Whatever the cause of a railroad accident, the issues are complex and require extensive knowledge of railroad operating rules, equipment such as event recorders, and federal railroad regulations. We know how to help you take the right steps in pursuit of a full financial recovery.

Contact Our Train Accident Lawyer in McHenry County, Chicago, Illinois

The law may be complicated, and your case complex, but we will explain your rights in terms you'll be able to understand.

Contact our railroad accident attorney in McHenry County or Chicago, for a free evaluation.

You do not have to pay any fees until we recover compensation for you.