A Bladen County jury returned a verdict of $1.7 million against railroad transportation company CSX for a motor vehicle collision that occurred in Moore County. North Carolina injury attorneys Brent Adams and Associates represented Kimberly Johnson, the injured driver.
Johnson sued CSX after he was rear-ended by a CSX-owned truck. Johnson was driving a truck owned by his company Johnson Delivery Services when his truck experienced mechanical difficulties and suddenly slowed down to 20 miles-per-hour. When the truck started to slow down, Johnson turned his emergency flashers on and was pulling off the road when his truck was rear-ended by a CSX-owned truck driven by Charles Capers.
CSX refused to pay Johnson for the damages and contended that Johnson himself was negligent and therefore CSX was not liable for the lawsuit. Johnson’s doctors testified he has not been able to work since December 11, 2008.
A jury of twelve in Bladen County deliberated for forty-five minutes before returning their $1.7 million verdict in favor of Johnson on Friday, April 1, 2016.