A Cook County citizen filed suit against a municipal transit company alleging negligence in a 2014 incident.
Randy G. Stull brought a lawsuit May 27 in Cook County Circuit Court against Northeast Illinois Regional Commuter Railroad Corp. d/b/a METRA claiming liability in a June 2014 event.
The complaint cites that Stull, employed by the defendant as a collector, was working on METRA’s train No. 400 on June 2, 2014, when the train allegedly swerved violently as it was crossing over a track switch; the plaintiff was allegedly tossed across the aisle and seating area.
Stull alleges neck injuries and cites METRA for purportedly failing to provide a safe workplace with proper tools and equipment; and neglecting to reduce speed at the crossover, maintain its tracking, properly train its engineers, notify crew of the crossover, and maintain adequate signal indication amongst its conductor and crew.
According to the filing, Stull incurred pain and suffering, inconvenience, anguish, disability, diminished ability to attend to everyday affairs, and medical expenses.
The plaintiff seeks judgment in excess of the jurisdictional minimum; and attorney's fees and costs. Stull is represented in the case by Craig Church of Hoey & Farina in Chicago.
Cook County Circuit Court case number: 2015L005366.