In 2013 Stephen Wynn was an off-duty conductor and passenger on a BNSF locomotive when the train he was on collided with an abandoned car left on the tracks in Butler County, Kansas. The resulting injuries he suffered were substantial and became chronic, requiring years of treatment and physical therapy. The Cass County jury found BNSF liable in the FELA case brought against it.
BNSF was found to be liable for not properly training the on-duty conductors how to use the emergency brake on the train. The company was also found liable for not providing Wynn with warning of the impending collision so he could properly brace himself.
The Cass County, Missouri jury returned a verdict for Wynn in the amount of $3.5 million as a result of BNSF’s liability.
Wes Shumate tried the case for DBJ and is proud to represent those injured by the negligence of railroad companies and other wrongdoers. If you or a loved one has been injured, contact DBJ for a free consultation.