You’ve heard me say that every case is unique, but there are some very common (and legitimate questions) that my office fields from clients and prospective clients every week. Railroad workers, some with FELA cases and others who are whistleblowers, have questions about forms, doctors, court appearances, and most of all, why it’s all taking so long. The answers to many of these questions are standard across all kinds of railroad cases and you can get them here today, without having to make a call to your lawyer.
Here are 10 of the most often asked questions about FELA and whistleblower cases:
Can I get a status update on my case?
There is one thing you can count on in your case against the railroad – it will take longer than you expect to resolve it. This will undoubtedly be the hardest part of the process for you. There will be times when you feel like you haven’t heard from your attorney in ages and you’ll think, Is anything happening?
The reasons lawsuits don’t move as fast as we would all like are numerous, everything from backed up court docket to vacation schedules to the doctor delaying the production of medical records. However, you can always call your lawyer’s office to get an update.
Workers with pending cases have many questions about the timing of each step of their lawsuit. How long should I wait to make a settlement demand? How long will my case take from filing to verdict? You can find those answers and more in this blog, How Long Does A Railroad Trial Last? 10 Lawsuit Questions Answered