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Conductor Wins $33M FELA Verdict After Losing Both Legs

In his latest post to our firm's Railroad Accident/FELA Lawyers Blog, my colleague John C. writes about a 19-year-old conductor who had both his legs amputated when he fell under the wheels of an Iowa Interstate Railroad train car. John also notes that more than 10,500 people suffered injuries from accidents involving freight trains during 2009. He then goes on to explain that provisions of the Federal Employers Liability Act, or FELA, were correctly applied by members of a civil trial jury who awarded the disabled man $30 million more than the rail company offered as a settlement.


Richard N. Shapiro
Personal Injury & Wrongful Death Lawyer Serving Va Beach, Norfolk, Chesapeake & all of Virginia
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