FELA

TRAINS COLLIDE

Two trains approach each other on main line track.  Train 2 disregards stop signals and collides with the middle of train 1, without braking, at 50 mph.  Engineer of train 1 is surrounded by wreckage but suffers no physical injury.  Claim settled out of service for substantial confidential amount...

RUNAWAY TRAIN

Work train loses control during a mountain pass descent and derails at 60 MPH, resulting in serious injuries to conductor.  The train was based in Alaska, but the accident happened in Canada.  We successfully pursued this claim under the Federal Employers’ Liability Act in Alaska, and obtained a...