Defense verdict in trespasser case

Our client, a national transportation company, received a defense verdict in McDowell County Circuit Court in West Virginia. The plaintiff, who suffered a traumatic amputation, claimed negligence and that our client knew residents of the area use the track as a passage way. The plaintiff had fallen asleep on the tracks and was struck by a train. His injuries included amputation of one leg. The case was tried to verdict, which resulted in a defense verdict.