SAKG Proves Railroad Crossing Not “Abnormally Dangerous”
A unanimous jury agreed with SAKG attorneys that a crossing was not “abnormally dangerous” in a case involving a car-train collision in Little River County, Arkansas. The injured driver claimed the crossing could not be used with reasonable safety by a careful driver and asked the jury for $9 million in damages against The Kansas City Southern Railway Company. Through locomotive video, photos, and eyewitness testimony, SAKG demonstrated that the train was in full view blowing its horn, and the driver failed to slow, stop, look and listen. SAKG also called as witnesses several local residents and city leaders who use the crossing safely and showed that millions of cars have safely crossed over the years. It took the jury 35 minutes to deliver a defense verdict to the trial team of Sean Hamer, Paula Brown and paralegal Karen Frisbie.