Doyle Dennis LLP Files Suit Against National Drayage, Union Pacific, Direct Chassislink, and Progress Rail
Doyle Dennis LLP recently filed suit against Union Pacific Railroad Company, National Drayage Services, LLC, Direct Chassislink, Inc., and Progress Rail Services Corporation. Their client was employed by Union Pacific Railroad Company as a conductor.
Doyle Dennis LLP and The Youngdahl Law Firm, P.C. are experienced attorneys who have a history of representing injured railroad workers. Injured railroaders are protected under a federal statute known as the Federal Employers’ Liability Act (FELA). This means that if you are an injured railroader, you may be entitled to benefits you are not receiving. Railroads have a requirement to provide a safe work environment and if these obligations are not met, they must be kept in check by the law.
This lawsuit is brought to recover damages that the client has sustained and will sustain as a result of a collision between a tractor-trailer truck and a train. On or about February 3, 2021, the client was working in the course and scope of his employment as a conductor for Union Pacific. The locomotive upon which the client was working collided with a tractor-trailer truck at or near Waskom, Texas. The tractor-trailer truck was owned by National Drayage and Direct Chassislink respectively. The tractor-trailer truck was negligently pulled onto Progress Rail’s railroad crossing and into the path of the client’s train causing a collision between the train and tractor-trailer truck, and injuring the client.
With decades of combined experience representing injured workers and railroaders, Doyle Dennis LLP and The Youngdahl Law Firm, P.C. are extremely well versed in the specifics of FELA law. Doyle Dennis LLP’s legal team of Michael Doyle, Patrick Dennis, Jeffrey Avery, Emma Brockway has had a history of success representing injured workers. Sarah Youngdahl of The Youngdahl Law Firm, P.C., is one of the most respected lawyers in railroad law both by her peers and her clients. She is currently the only woman in the United States who is designated as legal counsel for a rail union. She currently retains a spot on the Academy of Rail Labor Attorneys (ARLA) Board of Managers, being recognized for her continued efforts fighting for her clients.
If you were injured while working on the job, please contact us today for a free consultation. We work on a contingency fee basis, which simply put, means we do not get paid until you do.