It quickly became clear to me that there are two main outcomes from representing injured people:
For almost 15 years, many cases I have handled have resulted in a change in rules or policies by the defendant railroads that will hopefully lead to changes in the industry to make it a safer place for railroaders to work.
And that’s what gets me up in the morning.
I have personally suffered from a significant injury that changed my life forever.
In 2009, I was injured in a skiing accident that resulted in a spiral fracture to my femur and shattered my hip. After spending a week in the ICU, I could not use my leg for another 3 months. I was confined to a wheelchair and had to learn how to walk again.
I know suffering through an injury like this has an effect on more than just the injured person. It affects their family, who become caretakers, and it can affect the relationships with friends.
That’s why I always tell my clients the honest truth about their case. Even when that truth might be difficult to hear, I believe it is important to be direct with my clients so they can make the most informed decision about what is right for their case.