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Donald French v. Norfolk Southern Railway Co.

Case Conclusion Date: 01.17.2000

Practice Area: Brain injury

Outcome: $45 million verdict and $15 million interest

Description: Plaintiff French was a gas station manager. While sitting in his office, a derailed train tore through the building causing him life threatening injuries, including a traumatic brain injury. Lawyer Francis Hajek tried the case in Manassass, Virgina and the jury awarded the largest personal injury verdict ever in the state of Virginia. It is also the largest award for a mild traumatic brain injury in the world. The case was settled for a confidential amount.

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