Thomas A. Carroll, admr of estate of John Carroll, dec. v. Nashville Chattanooga & St. Louis Railway

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Supreme Court Case Name: 
Thomas A. Carroll, admr of estate of John Carroll, dec. v. Nashville Chattanooga & St. Louis Railway
Case Date: 
1895
Court Origin: 
Circuit - Civil
Cause/Crime: 
Damages for Wrongful Death

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Division: 
Middle
Number of Pages: 
259
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Case involves the father of the deceased suing the railway for $20,000 in damages due to the wrongful death of his son, a brakeman for the railway. Plaintiff claims the railway negligently, wrongfully and carelessly failed to maintain the stock gap and stock gap fencing, which struck the brakeman while on duty examining the brakes, causing severe injuries that led to his death. The accident took place between Sparta and Bon Air, TN. Exhibit is diagram showing defective stock gap.