Case Results

At Cooper Injury Lawyers we are aware families who suffer a serious railroad injury or a wrongful death can face massive expenses and future loss of earnings. We are committed to getting the most for our clients. We treat each FELA case individually and outcomes depend on the facts of each railroad work accident and injury. Our FELA lawyers guarantee we will work tirelessly on your case, although we cannot guarantee a particular result. Here are some of our case results for families harmed by train and railroad accidents.

  • $367,000 Settlement for Rail Conductor With Career-Ending Injury – A veteran conductor for Norfolk Southern was forced to move a train car drawhead one night at an industry. He injured his back trying to move the misaligned coupler, which was not working as it should have been due to poor maintenance and rust.
  • $1.5 million for railroad crew – The mediated result was for two freight railroad train crew hit by a high rail truck, resulting in back injuries.
  • $700,000 for an ankle fracture and amputated toes – A railroad carman has his foot broken and two toes amputated by a heavy object dropped on him in a repair shop.
  • $750,000 Verdict for Injured CSX Railroad Employee – While working in the Tampa Bay, Florida area, a CSX employee suffered serious injures that prevented him from returning to work. This FELA lawsuit to help the victim recover for his injuries and the loss of his career.
  • $650,000 Jury Verdict for Truck-Train Accident Victim – A conductor trainee was riding on the side of a railroad car when a hostler truck, owned by CSX, pulled onto the track in front of the oncoming train. The collision knocked our client off the side of the car. She was treated for a contusion and returned to work but suffered continuing back injuries as a result of the accident.
  • millions of dollars in confidential settlements – We have won millions of dollars for railroad engineers, conductors, signalmen and maintenance workers in confidential settlements at trial, at the claims phase and at mediation, which the railroads don’t allow our FELA law firm to disclose.

Attorneys John Cooper and Jim Hurley have represented injured railroad workers and their families across the United States for more than four decades between them. Call Cooper Hurley Injury Lawyers at 866-455-6657.