Chicago L Train Accidents

by Jeffrey J. Kroll

The Chicago L train is a form of Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) transportation that runs on eight different “lines” which have their own route throughout areas all through Chicago but focused on downtown, Midway Airport and O’Hare Airport.

According, to the CTA, on an average weekday, over 1.5 million people use public transportation. With so many people, there is an inevitable chance for life changing events to occur.

What kinds of L Train accidents can happen?

L train accidents can occur in many different ways. All which can cause significant injury and even death. The common carrier law in Illinois includes any public transportation entity and holds that these entities, such as the CTA, owe those using it the highest duty of care. When this highest duty of care is breached in an L train accident, it may because of negligence, and an injured victim can receive compensation for the economic and non-economic damages and injuries which one suffered.

Some common causes of train and rail accidents include:

  • Inadequate train or rail maintenance
  • Train derailments
  • Inadequate or lack of inspections
  • Sudden stops
  • Speeding
  • Reckless train engineers
  • Defective equipment
  • Equipment or mechanical failures
  • Spills, garbage, or debris on train platforms
  • Tripping or slipping hazards onboard trains
  • Third-party drivers or pedestrians
  • Unprotected railroad crossings
  • Objects on the tracks
  • Bridge collapse

If you or a loved one are involved in a L train accident, enlisting the aid of an experienced  L train accident attorneys we will help answer any questions and expedite the process. Contact the L train accident attorneys at Kaveny + Kroll.