IL injury lawyerTrain accidents can be extremely severe when they involve a train coming off its track or colliding with another train. However, not all train accidents are so extreme. While some train accidents are pretty severe, involving derailment and multiple fatalities, others are less dramatic. Even minor train accidents can cause injuries to passengers. Most train accidents are preventable and caused by a failure to follow train safety laws. If you were injured while riding or boarding a train due to an accident, you should speak with a Will County train accident attorney immediately. You have a limited amount of time to file a claim.

Train Accidents That Injure Passengers and Others 

A few of the more common types of train accidents that lead to injuries include:

  • Collisions with railroad debris — Trains sometimes hit debris lying on the tracks. Debris may have been intentionally placed on the tracks by careless individuals wanting to watch an object get hit by a train. Other times, debris, such as fallen trees or branches, lands on the tracks due to a storm. Hitting debris can cause the train to abruptly slow down, causing passengers to fall and get hurt. Passengers who were standing are especially likely to be injured.