Doyle Dennis LLP Files Suit Against Union Pacific
The Youngdahl Law Firm, P. C., and Doyle Dennis LLP have launched a joint effort to provide railroad workers with a highly qualified and experienced legal team. The team of attorneys including Michael Doyle, Patrick Dennis, Jeffrey Avery, Emma Brockway, and Sara Youngdahl has a vast array of skills, experience and recognition for their distinguished legal careers. Doyle Dennis LLP’s attorneys frequently earn awards and other recognition from their legal peers for their skills as specialized Trial Lawyers. Sara Youngdahl of The Youngdahl Law Firm, P.C. currently is the only woman designated legal counsel for a rail union in the United States and also serves on the Academy of Rail Labor Attorneys (ARLA) Board of Managers.
In the fall of 2021, Doyle Dennis LLP and The Youngdahl Law Firm, P.C. jointly filed suit on behalf of their client against Union Pacific Railroad Company. At the time of the client’s injury, he was employed and operating for the Union Pacific as a conductor. The suit was filed in the District Court of Harris County, Texas, the venue where the action arises for the personal injuries and where Union Pacific routinely engages in interstate commerce.
On or about April 28, 2021, the client was fulfilling the duties of their employment when they suffered an injury. The client, a conductor was lining a railroad switch when the defective switch caused him to sustain injuries to his back and other parts of his body. The injuries to the client were due in whole or in part to the negligence of Union Pacific, its agents, servants or employees acting in the course and scope of their employment. Union Pacific had a continuing non-delegable duty to provide its employee with a safe place to work, and breached its duty leading to client’s injuries.
UNION PACIFIC’s negligence in this case includes, but is not limited to its:
a. Failure in its non-delegable duty to provide its employee with a reasonably safe place to work;
b. Failure to warn of known dangers;
c. Failure to adequately inspect its equipment;
d. Failure to properly maintain its equipment;
e. Failure to establish and follow proper safety procedures;
f. Failure to properly instruct, supervise and train;
g. Failure to provide safe working conditions and proper equipment; and
h. Failure to follow federal law in inspecting, maintaining, and repairing its equipment.
Doyle Dennis LLP’s attorneys have decades of experience as high-stakes litigators in a variety of cases throughout the world. Sarah Youngdahl, lead attorney at The Youngdahl Law Firm, P.C., has built her career fighting for rail workers and established herself as the only woman in the United States who is designated as legal counsel for a rail union. The combined legal team offers a unique and dedicated approach to securing the best outcomes for FELA claims.
Please contact the team of Doyle Dennis LLP and The Youngdahl Law Firm, P.C. today to schedule a free consultation regarding your FELA, SAA, LIA or other railroad employment case. The attorneys pride themselves on the ability to communicate complex litigation topics with their clients in a manner that makes them comfortable and reassured.