Description: The case involved a car-train collision at a rural crossing guarded only by cross backs and a stop sign. The jury found the railroad negligent for not installing electronic flashers due to limited visibility and a history of previous accidents at the crossing.
Description: A 60-year-old railroad worker fell from a boxcar. He suffered a soft tissue injury and suffered significant wage loss, which finally resulted in retirement from the railroad. The jury verdict was the largest ever obtained in the county for a personal injury.
Description: A 35-year-old railroad worker (brakeman) was on an engine that collided head-on with another train west of Denver, Colorado. The engineer next to him was killed and the client was lucky to escape with a soft tissue injury. The railroad claimed they were not negligent, but the jury determined otherwise.
Description: The claimant's family lost a son and brother, and a young boy was left brain-injured as a result of a car/train collision. This confidential multi-million dollar settlement allowed for structured annuity to pay for necessities and income loss of the young boy, and relieve the financial burden on the parents. The wrongful death settlement will allow for the college education, and early adulthood start-up expenses for the surviving sibling.