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People in the Greater Chicago area regularly rely upon public transportation – including the “L” train – both during the holiday season as well as year-round. Generally speaking, public transportation is a safer alternative to driving in heavy Chicago traffic. However, accidents on these trains can still occur, and when they do, you may be able to assert a legal claim or cause of action for the injuries that you suffer.

Chicago’s L-train is run by the Chicago Transit Authority – otherwise known as the CTA. If you have been injured in an L-train accident, the Chicago personal injury lawyers at Malman Law may be able to assist. Our legal team can investigate the circumstances of the accident in which you were involved, interview witnesses, and gather other evidence – all for the purpose of pursuing monetary compensation on your behalf. Give us a call today at (312) 629-0099 or contact us online to learn more about how we could help you throughout every stage of your personal injury case. 

About Chicagos World-Famous L-train

Chicago’s L-train – so named because of the fact that it runs on an elevated track – provides passenger service to and from 140 stations located on both elevated tracks and in the subway. The L-train system consists of a total of eight different train lines that run to Chicago suburbs in the north, south, and west. All of the lines then converge in downtown Chicago where the majority of the city’s businesses, restaurants, and cultural centers are located.

Common Causes of Train Accidents 

Railroad accidents are actually more common than you might think. According to statistics provided by the Federal Railroad Administration, almost 2,000 railroad accidents take place at various locations throughout the country on an annual basis. This statistic includes commuter rail accidents, such as those that involve the Chicago L-train. Some common causes of these accidents include the following:

  • Poor track maintenance at various places on the rail line
  • Human errors, including failing to follow safety regulations or operate the train in a safe, careful, and prudent manner at all times
  • Train derailments
  • Signal malfunctions
  • Train equipment malfunctions
  • Collisions with motor vehicles at grade crossings along the line
  • Collisions with pedestrians (especially where they are trespassing on railroad property)

If you have been injured in an L-train accident, you may have several legal options. For instance, you might be able to file a claim against a negligent train operator and/or the CTA, depending upon the circumstances. 

Speak with a Chicago Personal Injury Lawyer Today

Injuries in an L-train accident can be severe and may include falls, broken bones, and head injuries, to name a few. The skilled legal team at Malman Law can review how your accident occurred and can assist you with bringing a claim against the proper individual or entity. To schedule a free case evaluation and legal consultation with a Chicago personal injury lawyer, please call us at (312) 629-0099 or contact us online to learn more. 

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  • Steven Malman was selected to the list. The list is issued by the National Academy of Personal Injury Attorneys. A description of the selection methodology can be found at

  • Steven Malman was selected to the list for 2018-2019.

  • Only the top 100 trial lawyers from each state or highly-populated regions of certain states who are actively practicing in civil plaintiff and/or criminal defense law are eligible for invitation. Invitees must demonstrate superior qualifications, leadership skills, and trial results as a legal professional. The selection process for this elite honor is based on a multi-phase process based upon objective and uniformly applied criteria which includes peer nominations combined with third party research.

    Prospective members of The NTL are carefully screened prior to receiving an invitation for membership.

  • Top Attorneys Diamond Member

  • Top Attorneys of North America 2019-2020

  • The American Institute of Trial Lawyers is an invitation only professional organization composed of premier trial attorneys from each state. These attorneys exemplify the very best qualities and qualifications of an attorney. Each attorney must meet stringent qualifications as a civil or criminal trial attorney. These attorneys practice in a variety of fields to help and promote the ethical and elite practice of law. Selection is based on a thorough multi phase process which includes peer nominations and third party research. Each member must be in good standing with their local compliance organization. Membership is extended to only a select few in each state and/or region.

  • As the founder of Steven J. Malman and Associates, P.C., Attorney Steven Malman has 21 years of experience handling personal injury, nursing home, medical malpractice, premises liability, construction and workers’ compensation cases. Mr. Malman is one of Chicago’s leading authorities on personal injury law and has taken a special interest in defending the elderly from neglect and abuse. He has personally handled over 10,000 cases successfully, and collected hundreds of millions dollars for his clients.

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