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Shapiro, Lewis, Appleton & Favaloro

Picking The Right Injury Attorney

Choosing the right attorney to handle your injury case is an important decision. You shouldn’t just take anyone who claims to do injury work off the TV. Many of the best personal injury lawyers do not advertise on TV (because they do not have to). The kinds of clients who use the television to select their personal injury lawyer are often the least informed consumers. For example, if you want…

Shapiro, Lewis, Appleton & Favaloro

" Injured Railroad Workers Get to Chose the Court in FELA Claims Against Railroad Employers for On-Duty Accidents."

The Federal Employers’ Liability Act (FELA) is unique in that it provides railroad employees with several choices of courts in which to file and try their cases. The FELA gives jurisdiction over cases brought under its provision to both state and federal courts. This is commonly known as “concurrent jurisdiction”. This means the plaintiff (employee) can file his or her case in either a…

Shapiro, Lewis, Appleton & Favaloro

" Injured Railroad Workers Get to Chose the Court in FELA Claims Against Railroad Employers for On-Duty Accidents."(2)

The Federal Employers’ Liability Act (FELA) is unique in that it provides railroad employees with several choices of courts in which to file and try their cases. The FELA gives jurisdiction over cases brought under its provision to both state and federal courts. This is commonly known as “concurrent jurisdiction”. This means the plaintiff (employee) can file his or her case in either a…