$160 million verdict against Amtrak and Union Pacific Railroad

Davis, Bethune & Jones (“DBJ”) is an experienced law firm with a history of successful jury verdicts against Amtrak and other railroad companies. In 1999, a Jackson County, Missouri jury awarded a $160 million verdict against Amtrak and Union Pacific Railroad in favor of a woman who was severely injured during a railroad crossing collision. The case was tried by Grant Davis and Tom Jones, attorneys at DBJ. The verdict was a record amount for one person injured during a railroad crossing collision.

DBJ was founded in 2001, and is one of the few law firms in the country that specializes in railroad litigation. Located in Kansas City, Missouri, DBJ has tried numerous cases against railroad companies to a successful jury verdict throughout the Midwest. Some of DBJ’s recent verdicts and settlements against the railroad include:

  • $160 million jury verdict to woman injured at railroad crossing with inadequate warning devices (Missouri)
  • $37.5 million settlement following eight-week trial to family injured at railroad crossing with inadequate warning devices (Missouri)
  • $17 million jury verdict to minor injured at inadequately maintained railroad crossing, which caused vehicle she was passenger in to overturn (Missouri)
  • $14.8 million jury verdict to the family of man killed by train at a visually obstructed railroad crossing (Oklahoma)
  • $9.77 million jury verdict to man injured after being struck by train at inadequately maintained railroad crossing, which caused his vehicle to get stuck in the crossing (Louisiana)
  • $9 million jury verdict to family of man killed by train at a visually obstructed railroad crossing (Oklahoma)

The attorneys at DBJ have years of experience representing people and families who have been harmed by railroad companies. DBJ’s experience in railroad litigation and compassion to their clients is reflected by their track record of successful verdicts and settlements.

If you or a loved one have been injured or killed as a result of an grade crossing collision, derailment, or other incident involving the railroad, please do not hesitate to contact the experienced lawyers at Davis, Bethune & Jones.

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