NEW ORLEANS – A train conductor alleges he was injured in a collision with a train and a tractor-trailer.
Robert Morgan filed a complaint on Sept. 1 in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana against Clark Gin Service Inc., State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Co., National Railroad Passenger Corp. and Illinois Central Railroad Co. alleging negligence.
According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that in 2013, he was injured while working as an Amtrak conductor when the train collided with a tractor-trailer owned by Clark Gin Service in Mississippi, causing him to sustain serious injuries that resulted in physical pain, loss of enjoyment of life and inability to return to his career. The plaintiff holds Clark Gin Service Inc., State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Co., National Railroad Passenger Corp. and Illinois Central Railroad Co. responsible because Amtrak allegedly failed to provide with a reasonably safe place to work and created and permitted a dangerous and hazardous condition to exist and defendant Clark's driver drove onto a defective crossing and into the path of plaintiff’s oncoming train.
The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks judgment against defendants for recovery of reasonable damages, with all costs, disbursements and whatever other relief the court deems appropriate. He is represented by Carisa German-Oden, Benjamin B. Saunders and Joseph M. Miller of Davis, Saunders, Miller & Oden PLC in Mandeville.
U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana Case number 2:16-cv-14393