In 2011 Plaintiffs received a judgment against the United States in the amount of $1,950,000. Following the ruling, the United States filed an appeal with the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals. The United States filed a motion to dismiss its appeal this week. This means Plaintiffs will be paid the judgment of $1,950,000.00. Although Plaintiffs are happy with the result of the trial and subsequent dismissal of the appeal, they hope that the effect of their lawsuit won’t end with payment. Plaintiffs hope their injury lawsuit will make visitors to our national forests safer.
Three young women were recently killed by a train in Utah County. The circumstances surrounding the crash on October 16, 2011 sound concerning. Railroad companies have an obligation and duty to maintain their crossings in a reasonably safe condition. It’s situations like this that the right questions need to be asked of the railroad. Often if families of the victims of such tragic crashes ask the right questions, and take the right action, they can help prevent other tragic incidents like the one that took the lives of these young women. Allen and Tyler Young take pride in determining whether railroad companies could have prevented crashes like the one that took the lives of these young women. Allen has litigated numerous claims against railroad companies and been successful in making railroad crossings throughout the state safer.
This is our first blog about recent settlements, verdicts, changes in the law and other injury law related topics. We thought it would be appropriate to begin our first blog with news about a recent insurance settlement in a car accident case. Last month one of our clients received an insurance settlement in excess of $150,000 for injuries sustained in a car accident. Our client was very happy with the outcome of the case. Although some car accidents require larger settlements to make our clients whole, this is one settlement that exemplifies the work we do on a day to day basis.