Train Accident Case Results

Trains are larger and more powerful than any other land-based transportation ever built. When a train collides with an automobile, the results are inevitably catastrophic and tragic. The cases below provide a few examples of the railroad cases litigated by Langdon & Emison attorneys.

$3.275 million settlement, Lewis v. Iowa, Chicago & Eastern Railroad

Tearcyn Lewis was a passenger in a vehicle as it approached a railroad crossing in Chillicothe, Mo. The vehicle was struck on the passenger side by an IC&E locomotive. The railroad crossing was equipped only with a cross buck sign but no warning lights or gates. Tearcyn was killed in the accident.

Railroad Crossing Collision, Finch-Williams v. Union Pacific Railroad

A collision between a high-speed train with a front-end loader led to the death of a young man in Texas. Langdon & Emison’s legal team successfully argued that the crossing had been negligently operated, leading to a favorable settlement for our client.

Railroad Crossing Collision, Cole v. Union Pacific Railroad

A train was traveling 70 miles per hour when it struck our client’s pickup truck and killed two people. The engineer operating the train confirmed the speed at which it was traveling. Langdon & Emison’s legal team successfully argued that the railroad failed to adequately maintain the railroad crossing.

Failure to Properly Maintain a Railroad Crossing, Haley v. Iowa, Chicago & Eastern Railroad

Jacob and James Haley were traveling in a 1999 Ford pickup on Route A in Braymer, Mo., when an Iowa, Chicago & Eastern train struck the right-front portion of the pickup. The truck was thrown into a ditch near the crossing and James Haley was killed. Among other claims, the legal team argued that the railroad company was liable for failing to provide better warnings and guards at the crossing and failing to properly maintain the crossing.

Railroad Crossing Accident, Hodge v. Burlington Northern & Santa Fe Railway Co.

This case arose out of a collision between a Burlington Northern and Santa Fe Railway Co. train and a vehicle driven by Donald Hodge in Buchanan County, Mo. Donald Hodge was killed in the crash. Defendant BNSF was in charge of maintaining the railroad tracks and crossing at the location of the collision. Among other claims, the legal team successfully argued that the railroad company was liable for failing to provide better warnings and guards at the crossing and failing to properly maintain the crossing.

Failure to Adequately Maintain a Railroad Crossing, Westlake v. Norfolk Southern Railway Co.

Crystal Pope was a passenger in a 1995 Chevy Corsica driven by David Pope in Audrain County, Mo. The Pope vehicle was struck by a Norfolk Southern train as the Pope’s drove over the railroad crossing. Both David and Crystal Pope were killed in the accident. Langdon & Emison’s legal team contended that the railroad company was liable for failing to provide better warnings and guards at the crossing and failing to properly maintain the crossing.

Railroad Crossing Collision, Williams v. Norfolk Southern Railway Co.

Tabitha Williams was riding in a vehicle driven by Florence Williams in Audrain County, Mo., when the vehicle was struck by a Norfolk Southern train as the vehicle crossed the railroad tracks. Both Florence and Tabitha Williams were killed in the collision. Our attorneys successfully argued that the railroad company was liable for failing to provide better warnings and guards at the crossing and failing to properly maintain the crossing.

 

Contact the trial attorneys who win: Langdon & Emison

If you’ve been catastrophically injured or lost a loved one in a train accident, you need the experience of a law firm that can take on major railroads and help get the compensation to which you’re entitled. Contact Langdon & Emison at 800-397-4910 or complete an online form, and we will evaluate your case at no cost or obligation to you.