Clint McGuire of Martinez & McGuire was honored to represent the Estate of Stacy Rieger, a BNSF Railway Company railroad conductor, who was tragically killed in the line of duty while checking the fuel readings on a moving locomotive. The case settled prior to trial to the satisfaction of Stacy’s wife and children.
Clint McGuire of Martinez & McGuire had the pleasure of representing Mark Allbright, a BNSF Railway Company conductor, who received career-ending injuries when the driver of the Renzenberger van he was in fell asleep and struck the back of another vehicle at approximately 70 MPH on Interstate 20 near Marshall, Texas. The case was styled Mark Allbright v. Renzenberger, Inc., Barbara Myers, and BNSF Railway Company, In the 71st Judicial District Court in Harrison County, Texas; Cause No. 13-0489. The case was amicably resolved.
Clint McGuire and Jeff Todd obtained an $810,000.00 verdict on behalf of Carlos Donaway, a BNSF locomotive engineer, against BNSF Railway Company for injuries sustained during a shoving movement. BNSF contended that the incident was Donaway’s fault and that Donaway was not injured in the collision. The jury disagreed, finding that BNSF violated federal law, assigned 90% responsibility to BNSF, and awarded Donaway $810,000 in damages.
Clint McGuire obtained a $1,460,500 verdict against Pro-Fleet ARL LLC on behalf of James Hock, a BNSF locomotive engineer, who was injured in a train/tractor-trailer collision in Houston, Texas. The pre-trial offer was $500,000. The case was tried in Brazoria County, Texas.
Clint McGuire and Jeff Todd obtained a $1.299M verdict against Port Terminal Railroad Association on behalf of Russell Williams and Kelvin Brooks, two BNSF employees who were injured when PTRA’s employees kicked some cars into a locomotive occupied by Williams and Brooks. PTRA contended that the impact was less than 1 mph and could not have injured Williams and Brooks. The jury disagreed, awarding Williams and Brooks more than twice what they were offered pre-trial.
Clint McGuire obtained a $98,000 verdict for Mark Jordan, a BNSF locomotive engineer injured in a low speed train collision in a railyard. Jordan did not miss any time from work following the collision, BNSF paid his medical bills, and BNSF contended Jordan’s injuries, if any, were pre-existing. As such, BNSF contended that Jordan did not have any damages and offered him $0. The jury disagreed with BNSF’s assessment of the case, awarding Jordan $98,000, comprised mainly of pain and suffering and impairment.