Jackson v. CSX Transp., Inc.

Summary

Jackson v. CSX Transp., Inc., 712 So.2d 514 (4th Circuit) , LA ,   1997,   Report Type: N/A

Appellate Panel :

N/A

Trial Type :

jury

Trial Judge :

N/A

Trial Court :

Civil District Court (Orleans)

Plaintiff's Lawyer :

N/A

Defendant's Lawyer :

N/A

Injuries

cervical fusion, bulging discs, herniated discs, pinched nerves, 10-20% permanent partial total body impairment

Tissue :

hard Tissue

Did Plaintiff Have Surgery? :

yes

Treatment Length :

N/A

Pre-existing Conditions :

hard Tissue

Award change on appeal:

increased

Damages

General Damages :

$125,000

Past Medicals :

$0

Future Medicals :

$0

Past wages :

$0

Future wages :

$0

Loss of Consortium :

$0

Other Damages :

$0

Total :

$125,000

Case Details

Suit Reason :

Man suffered injuries to his leg and neck after he stepped into an uncovered hole in a train yard and fell. The plaintiff required anterior cervical fusion surgery and was assigned a rating of 10-20% permanent partial total body impairment.

Award Reason :

The jury found the plaintiff's limited income post-accident was a matter of choice and not due to his injuries. The appellate court increased general damages from $62,000 to $125,000 and affirmed other awards.