Robert M. Hahn v. The Long Island Rail Road – A jury awarded $3,750,000 to Robert M. Hahn, a 41 year old Long Island Rail Road trackman represented by Moody, Strople & Kloeppel, Ltd.
Mr. Hahn tripped and fell on a discarded chain-link fence while replacing a cross tie. He suffered two herniated discs in his lower back that required three separate back operations. The permanently injured railroad worker alleged the defendant railroad negligently failed to inspect and clean its premises and negligently failed to warn him of a dangerous condition.
Although Mr. Hahn was working for the railroad company at the time of the trial, medical evidence showed that he probably would not be able to continue employment in the near future.