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Missouri girl awarded record $17 million in damages against BNSF

(Source: Television station KFVS, September 11, 2019)

CAPE GIRARDEAU COUNTY, Mo. — A Missouri girl was awarded $17 million in a personal injury case against BNSF Railway. An attorney for the girl, who was identified in the lawsuit as E.H.S., suffered massive brain injuries, a torn aorta, kidney and liver damage, multiple fractures, a collapsed lung and a broken femur as the result of the crash. The victim was awarded $12 million in damages and an additional $5 million for punitive damages after a two-week-long trial, the attorney said. The crash involved a concrete traffic barrier at BNSF’s railroad crossing on Route AB in rural Cape Girardeau County, Mo. Attorneys argued that the barrier was installed in violation of Missouri Department of Transportation and railroad crossing design standards.

Full story: www.kfvs12.com

Thursday, September 12, 2019

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