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Case Results

Over the past 20 years, Jeffrey E. Chod has achieved numerous favorable results on behalf of his clients throughout the country.  Every case is unique so past results do not guarantee similar outcomes in future cases.  A small sample of notable past results include:

FELA Railroad Claims

$7,112,071 VERDICT (1/16/2019) – Rohr v. BNSF Railway Company, District Court of Lancaster County, Nebraska, Case No. CI-17-620. Carman employee in Lincoln, Nebraska sustained severe crush injuries to the left foot from a railcar wheel rolling over the foot during a flat-switching operation. The severity of the injuries resulted in a mid-foot amputation and then a left leg below knee amputation.  After taking into consideration the employee’s percentage of fault, the net verdict was $3,484,914.79.  The net verdict was more than 3 times the pretrial offer with the client continuing to work as a Carman for the railroad in Lincoln.

$5,021,016 VERDICT (6/24/2017) – Boyd v. BNSF Railway Company, Circuit Court of Tennessee, 13th Judicial District at Memphis, Case No. CT-605-15. Intermodal Equipment Operator employee in Memphis, Tennessee sustained severe, occupationally disabling injuries from being crushed by a shipping container during an improper crane lifting procedure.  The jury verdict was more than 50 times the pretrial offer.  On September 12, 2018 the verdict was affirmed by the Tennessee Court of Appeals, No. W2017-02189-COA-R3-CV and on May 20, 2019 the Tennessee Supreme Court denied BNSF’s application for permission to appeal, No. W2017-02189-SC-R11-CV.

$182,185 VERDICT (1/9/2015) – Campbell v. BNSF Railway Company, District Court of Wyandotte County, Kansas, Case No. 13-CV-1385.  Laborer employee in Kansas City, Kansas injured spine from slipping on oil and falling off a locomotive during a washing procedure.  The jury verdict was more than 3 times the pretrial offer with the client continuing to work for the railroad.

$9,323,660 VERDICT (3/13/2007) – Baird v. Louisville & Indiana Railroad, Circuit Court of Jefferson County, Kentucky, Case No. 05-CI-06992. Trainman employee in Jeffersonville, Indiana sustained severe injuries to his left leg resulting in a below knee amputation when a cut of railcars were flat-switched into a set of railcars where the client was lacing air hoses. After taking into consideration the employee’s percentage of fault, the net verdict was $7,850,028, substantially more than the pretrial offer.

$1,625,000 SETTLEMENT (WI): Railroad employee injured from being struck by a piece of equipment.

$850,000 SETTLEMENT (MO): Conductor employee injured spine throwing defective track switch.

$725,000 SETTLEMENT (OH): Conductor employee injured spine operating a defective track switch.

$647,000 SETTLEMENT (VA): Engineer employee with cumulative trauma spine injuries.

$600,000 SETTLEMENT (KY): Engineer employee injured spine due to switching incident in rail yard.

$395,000 SETTLEMENT (MT): Railroad employee injured by trespasser in rail yard.

$395,000 SETTLEMENT (TX): Engineer employee with knee injuries due to LIA violation.

$335,000 SETTLEMENT (AL): Engineer employee with cumulative trauma spine and knee injuries.

$330,000 SETTLEMENT (TX): Conductor employee injured shoulder/spine falling down steps in locomotive due to LIA violation.

$325,000 SETTLEMENT (NE): Electrician employee injured spine after being hit in head with object thrown by co-worker.

$312,500 SETTLEMENT (VA): Engineer employee with traumatic knee injuries from fall on locomotive due to LIA violation.

$300,000 SETTLEMENT (WY): Engineer employee injured in slip/fall at away-from-home terminal hotel.

$295,500 SETTLEMENT (OK): Maintenance of Way employee injured spine from falling off track equipment due to CFR violation.

$287,000 SETTLEMENT (SC): Clerk employee with respiratory lung injuries from acute occupational exposures.

$275,000 SETTLEMENT (WY): Engineer employee injured spine dismounting locomotive in unsafe conditions.

$250,000 SETTLEMENT (MS): Engineer employee with brain cancer from years of hazardous occupational exposures.

$250,000 SETTLEMENT (OK): Conductor employee with cumulative trauma spine injuries.

$250,000 SETTLEMENT (KS): Conductor employee with cumulative trauma spine and knee injuries.

$175,000 SETTLEMENT (OK): Brakeman employee injured spine falling off railcar ladder.

$150,000 SETTLEMENT (IN): Conductor with cumulative trauma arm and knee injuries.

$140,000 SETTLEMENT (OK): Conductor employee soft-tissue neck injuries in low speed van accident.

Non-Railroad Claims

$500,000 SETTLEMENT (NE): Client injured in trucking accident.

$500,000 SETTLEMENT (MO): Client injured in trucking accident.

$325,000 SETTLEMENT (KS): Client injured in motorcycle accident.

$200,000 SETTLEMENT (GA): Client injured spine in slip and fall incident at motel.

$200,000 SETTLEMENT (MO): Client injured knee and spine in slip and fall incident at restaurant.

$200,000 SETTLEMENT (IN): Crossing collision where truck driver’s contributory fault was substantial.

$180,000 SETTLEMENT (NE): Client railroad employee sustained multiple soft-tissue injuries in crossing collision claim against trucking company.

$150,000 SETTLEMENT (NE): Client injured knee and spine in motor vehicle accident.

$150,000 SETTLEMENT (KY): Client sustained business opportunity loss, breach of contract claim.

$150,000 SETTLEMENT (IL): Client injured spine in Illinois workers’ compensation claim.

$100,000 SETTLEMENT (VA): Client injured spine in motor vehicle accident.

Great Lawyer!

Jeff Chod was my lawyer in a suit against MRL in Missoula Montana.He
distinguished himself in a very professional manner. His hard work,
extensive knowledge and attention to detail enabled me to get a
satisfactorysettlement. He was easily accessible and quickly attended to all my
questions and worries. I highly recommend Jeff to anyone due to his work
ethic and willingness to go that extra mile to insure his client gets the best
possible results.

~ Brian, Victor, MT
Changed my life

I met Mr. Chod in 2007. It was the best decision I have ever made to
hire him. I was injured and scared, and he did not know me, but gave
me confidence, told me to focus on getting better and he would take
care of the rest. Amazingly he did and I made also a friend for life.

~ Tony, Amelia, OH
My experience was outstanding

As a former MOW employee for Wisconsin Central Railroad in need of an
injury attorney, it has been my experience that good FELA attorneys are hard
to find. After having to fire my first attorney due to a very frustrating
experience, I found attorney Chod and from that point on, my experience
was nothing short of outstanding. Jeff treated me personally with
compassion as if I were his only client and understood completely
the seriousness of my injury. He fought a very long and
tough battle against a team of very high powered attorneys
with due diligence...

~ Todd, Wausau, WI
Railroad Incident

I hired Mr. Chod after I had an incident at a mine here in
Wyoming when I worked for the Union Pacific Railroad
and he did an excellent job of settling my case. Mr. Chod
worked well with myself and the doctors he talked to and
other railroad employees.

~ Connie, Douglas, WY
When you need a winner, he is your guy...

In September of 2014 I suffered a career ending injury at BNSF Railway. The RR choose to not do the right thing even though I continued to have faith in them. I talked to Jeff on a recommendation of a friend after many broken promises by BNSF. I had only done one thing wrong that night, and that was trusting BNSF to accurately train, and prepare a operator to safely work along side me. I talked with Jeff and he helped ease my mind and finally realize that the RR was not conducting themselves in my best interest or livelihood. My injuries physically were were permanent and the PTSD was overwhelming and learning to deal with it was life altering. Jeff worked tirelessly for me and my future well-being. He fought them like David and Goliath and we won.

~ Lisa, Memphis, TN
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