R. L. Whittington v. Nashville & Chattanooga Railroad Company

Order: 
Supreme Court Case Name: 
R. L. Whittington v. Nashville & Chattanooga Railroad Company
Case Date: 
1874
Court Origin: 
Superior Court of Law and Equity
Cause/Crime: 
Personal Injuries

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Division: 
Middle
Number of Pages: 
70
Notes / Description: 

Whittington sued the Nashville & Chattanooga Railroad by next friend for $20,000 in damages for personal injuries sustained while at work. Whittington was riding on the train when it went off the track & onto the road bed. He was thrown from the car, & attempted to hang on to some bars attached to the train. The train turned over on to him, crippling him.