Train Accidents


For individuals who have suffered injuries in railroad accidents, retaining experienced representation is crucial. Whether a train accident took place in or around Chicago, we can help you pursue the just compensation you need to recover the physical and property damages you have suffered. With more than 50 years of combined experience, our legal team can help you pursue maximum compensation.

The railroad system is of great importance to the economy and infrastructure of our nation. Residents of Illinois use the commuter train system and subway for their transportation needs throughout the state. Rail systems are also commonly used to transport freight throughout the country. Although trains are a relatively safe means of transportation, accidents can be devastating for individuals involved. Railroad accidents are responsible for hundreds of deaths per year throughout the nation.

Have you or a loved one been involved in a train accident? Call us today for a free consultation!


At Boudreau & Nisivaco, LLC, we handle a wide range of accident cases and have the experience our clients can trust. Following are a few examples of train accident cases we handle:

  • Derailments from mechanical failure
  • Collisions with other trains
  • Collisions with cars, trucks, and pedestrians
  • Accidents at train crossings
  • Hazardous material spills
  • Dangerous or defective conditions on trains

Railroad accidents can have catastrophic effects on the lives of all involved. Railroad workers who have been exposed to hazardous agents can suffer serious injuries as a result. We encourage you to schedule a free case evaluation with our Chicago personal injury attorney to determine what legal options you have available. Exposure to asbestos is a common hazard that can lead to mesothelioma, which is a lethal lung cancer. If you have suffered injury as a railroad employee or train passenger, contact our personal injury firm at once!

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Meet Our Team

Alan Boudreu

Founding Partner

John Nisivaco

Founding Partner

Jessica Ardon


Emily Noonan

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Eric Bandke


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I came to John Nisivaco after being in a hit and run accident as a pedestrian. It was a very tough time for me and my family. When we contacted John we felt much more at ease. The whole experience was alleviated by John and the firm. He was upfront with us and told us all of our options and possible outcomes. With the case, we were always informed about its progress in a timely manner. I’m glad we came to John because he made our experience with my injury much easier and it was settled very quickly. He also looked ahead and made sure that I would be able to handle my settlement responsibly. I would recommend John Nisivaco to anyone who is thinking about hiring a personal injury attorney.

DaanishPersonal Injury Client

I just want to thank you so much for helping me get through a difficult time. I trusted you completely and you didn’t let me down. You were very professional and caring. My sister is going through a similar situation with her daughter and this incident happened over 3 years ago and she has gotten nowhere. I would highly recommend Boudreau & Nisivaco. You are the best!

Donna L.

Thank you so much for all of your help regarding my settlement! I am extremely grateful for all of your hard work and professionalism. You always took the time to answer my questions, and we knew there were many (sorry about that)! Again, a zillion Thank You's!


A few years ago, I used the law firm of Boudreau & Nisivaco for a work related injury and I was very impressed with their services. I received status updates in the mail and phone calls on my case as it progressed. Even after the settlement, my lawyer continued to call me to ask how I was doing. I would definitely recommend the Boudreau & Nisivaco law firm.


We want to thank you from the bottom of our hearts for representing us in our workers’ compensation claim in the most professional, knowledgeable and compassionate manner possible. You were there through the tears, the pain, and the heartache, and for that we will be forever grateful. You will always be very special to us.