Railroad Worker Awarded Large Sum After Multiple Surgeries By Jefferson County Jury
A jury in Jefferson County deliberated for about two hours over the case of a man from Jackson, Missouri who suffered a tragic accident that resulted in the amputation of his right leg.
According to an article on the St. Louis Post-Dispatch website, The accident occurred when the fifty-one-year-old railroad worker was directing trains during his shift in May of 2012. He claimed to be walking along the tracks when he fell because of a large boulder that had been left in the yard. A train ran over both of his legs, and he was subsequently taken to a local hospital for medical attention.
As a result, doctors determined that they needed to amputate his right leg, just below the knee. The man also lost part of his heel on the other foot.
Originally, the railroad offered to settle the case prior to going to trial. They offered the man $400,000. However, he refused the settlement and the case went before a Jefferson County jury, which awarded him $12.5 million dollars.
This is an excellent example of how valuable a St. Louis personal injury attorney is after such a debilitating injury. This man was unable to continue in his position, which paid him $80,000 per year. Because of his wisdom in consulting an attorney, he received the proper compensation for his pain and suffering. Although his life is forever changed, justice was, indeed, served in this case.