- Jan 22, 2020
A federal jury deliberated just three hours before awarding $6.9 million to 28-year-old Kylie Steele of Seattle for injuries she suffered as an Amtrak Cascades passenger when a speeding train jumped the tracks in Pierce County in 2017.
Apparently, Amtrak's trial strategy was to dispute the severity of her injuries. 180 hours of survellience shows how serious they were as that type of operation costs a lot of money even if only 12 minutes of it was used in court. Using the figures in this article, my public school math says Amtrak is liable for 28.4 million dollars in the 3 cases heard so far with more suits to come. Wonder what the chances are of the judgement being reduced on appeal.