07 Apr Latherow Law Office Files Complaint Against CTA for Blue Line Derailment- Representing Three Clients Injured In The Train Crash
The fallout from the March 24 CTA Blue Line train derailment and crash inside the station under O’Hare International Airport still continues. The Latherow Law Office has gained three clients that were part of the 32 people who sustained injuries while riding on the train that derailed and rode up the station platform, coming to a stop after traveling halfway up an escalator.
One of our clients involved in this train crash, Milka Overton, a 26-year-old Transportation Security Administration (TSA) employee, has had a suit filed on her behalf by the Latherow Law Office. Our complaint alleges that the CTA was negligent in operating the train safely on a multitude of fronts:
- the operator fell asleep while operating the train
- the train was going at an excessive rate of speed
- CTA failed to properly maintain the tracks to prevent the train from derailing, and
- the CTA failed to equip the train with properly working brakes and with mechanisms that would have prevented contact between the platform and train.
Due to the negligence exhibited by the CTA, Overton sustained not only physical injuries from the crash, but is dealing with repercussive fear. Jerry Latherow, lead counsel at Latherow Law Office, encapsulates those fears that Overton is feeling, in that the CTA “had a responsibility to keep its passengers safe, and these riders had every expectation that the CTA would do so.”
I Have Sustained Injuries From A Train Accident. Who Do I Call?
If you or a loved one have been injured in a train wreck like this, give our firm a call so we can set up a free consultation to discuss your case. Read our press release about the case and the filed complaint on our website.