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Using Video Animation in Trial- Missouri Railroad Accident Case Study

Posted on January 16th, 2014 by Zane Cagle

[cbc_playlist videos=”10391″]In today’s society, we all like highlights, myself included–I like to watch ESPN, top ten highlights and WebGyms.  A jury is no different–they want to see the highlights.  When doing a video animation, what we really we are doing is highlighting your case, either the injury or how the injury…

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“Ghost Trains”, “Hilltoppin”, and “Spooklights”….Can Be Dangerous for Teens!

Posted on June 5th, 2012 by Zane Cagle

Tragic news filtered through the newspapers and internet today about two young girls that were killed in Butler County early this morning.  All the more tragic were the circumstances. According to reports the teenagers were playing “Ghost Train” at a railroad crossing near Poplar Bluff in southeast Missouri.  While Ihave…

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Nuisance Lawsuits, Damage Caps, and Tort Reform

Posted on December 9th, 2011 by Zane Cagle

Nuisance Lawsuits–Common Misconception The Chicago Tribune recently ran an op-ed regarding “nuisance lawsuits,” the lawsuits that insurance companies and corporations simply settle instead of fighting.  They choose to settle the “frivolous” claims because the cost of litigation is so expensive.  The author contends, however, that settling these lawsuits actually winds…

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Vehicle & Pedestrian Collisions With Trains Up in 2010

Posted on January 6th, 2011 by Zane Cagle

Deaths involving train and pedestrian collisions increased in Illinois last year. These statistics were according to the Illinois Commerce Commission and compared fatality reports between 2007 and 2010. There were 17 reported fatalities between January and November of 2011 and 10 of the deaths were pedestrians hit by trains. According…

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Illinois’ Plan to Reduce Railroad Related Accidents

Posted on July 18th, 2010 by Zane Cagle

The Illinois Department of Transportation and Illinois Commerce Commission are working together in developing a plan to reduce railroad crossing accidents. The new regulations must be submitted to the Federal Railroad Administration for approval. The key concepts (Chicago Tribune) in the plan include: Closing as many crossings as possible to…

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Railroad Related Accidents Occur Every Two Hours on Average

Posted on July 17th, 2010 by Zane Cagle

In the United States, approximately every two hours a pedestrian or motor vehicle is struck by a train. In 2007, there were more than 13,000 railroad related accidents according to the Federal Railroad Administration Office of Safety Analysis. Of these railroad related accidents, 851 were fatalities and 8,801 were non-fatal….

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Train and Semi Crash Injures Four

Posted on May 20th, 2010 by Zane Cagle

A train and a semi-truck collided on May 14, 2010 in Michigan, and investigators are trying to determine if it was caused by driver error or malfunctioning railroad signals. The violent crash resulted in four people being injured. The train conductor, conductor assistant and an engineer were on board the…

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