Philip Gonzales Aug. 9, 2016, 3:01pm


TYLER — A Texas man is suing a railroad company, alleging its negligence led to the plaintiff sustaining injuries.

David Brantley filed a lawsuit July 27 in the Tyler Division of the Eastern District of Texas against The Blacklands Railroad, alleging negligence in failing to follow applicable rules, regulations, codes and industry standards.

According to the complaint, on Aug. 26, 2015, while Brantley was working for Blacklands, he suffered injuries to his shoulder, collar bone, and other parts of his body. As a consequence of his injuries, the suit says, Brantley has sustained physical and mental pain, suffering and anguish, lost wages and benefits, and incurred expenses for medical care and attention. 

The plaintiff alleges Blacklands Railroad breached its duty to provide a safe place to work, failed to establish and enforce proper safety procedures and failed to properly instruct, train and supervise Brantley.

Brantley seeks a trial by jury, judgment of more than $75,000, plus interest and legal costs, pre- and post-judgment interest and such other relief to which he is entitled. He is represented by attorneys Jerry Easley and Bristol Baxley of Rome, Arata & Baxley LLC in Pearland.

Tyler Division of the Eastern District of Texas Case number 6:16-cv-01078

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The Blacklands Railroad
641 Church Street
Sulphur Springs, TX 75482

Tyler Division of the Eastern District of Texas
211 West Ferguson Street
Tyler, TX 75702

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