Railroad Accident Cases

Railroad Crossing Collision/Wrongful Death

Cash Settlement. Causey v. CSX Transportation Inc., et al., State Court of Fulton County, Georgia. Plaintiff, a 72-year-old consulting engineer, was killed in an automobile collision at a railroad crossing with defective sight distance and no active warnings. Amount of settlement is confidential at defendant's request.

$775,000 | FELA

Verdict. Bowles v. Central of Georgia Railroad Co., State Court of Muscogee County, Georgia. FELA. Back and neck injuries to trainman suffered in fall caused by oil on running board of defective locomotive. (Settled after verdict.)

$875,000 | FELA

Verdict. Swindle v. Central of Georgia Railroad, State Court of Muscogee County, Georgia. FELA. Shoulder and neck injury. Proved defendant conducted investigation to try to prove this exemplary employee had falsified accident report, but failed and then withheld results of that investigation. The verdict was for the amount requested. The verdict was reversed on appeal; case retried; and settled.