Heh… should have seen that one coming… the moment I wake up, my phone rings. 😱 Almost like my subconscious knew that a call was coming. 🧙🏻♂️ It was the fella that will be doing the litigation for my court case here soon, responding to the e-mail that I sent him late last night. It was a great conversation though, and he filled me in on all of the stuff that’s been going on lately, along with what his plans are for the upcoming appearance. 👨🏻🏫 I can tell he’s a smart guy, and he didn’t dumb things down for me, which I appreciated. (It’s nice to have a conversation about something of importance with someone who absolutely knows what the hell they’re talking about. 😅)
He also blessed me with the knowledge that I don’t actually have to attend. Almost like I assumed, if I were to go I would end up just having to sit there and listen, which I don’t totally object to – but I’d rather let them do their thing and not put myself through the stress and probable pain of driving up to Columbus in shit traffic and snow, possibly still feeling side effects from the steroid injection two days prior, and then sitting there on my hands for 15 minutes while they bust through their arguments. 😒 Even just writing about this stokes my stress, which then stokes my pain.
Oh, I think that was the only surprising thing that he told me… the very limited amount of time that each side has to present their argument. 😯 The magistrate will already have all of the paperwork that he really needs regarding my claim though, so oral arguments basically just act as salt and pepper on the main dish. But man, sometimes just the right amount of salt can make bland mashed potatoes taste awesome. 🤤 So, as usual, I’m cautiously optimistic. 🤷🏻♂️ He explained in detail the angle that he’ll be going with, and it does sound pretty solid.
Like I was thinking though, the ruling on this case will most likely set a precedent that many, many more cases will eventually rely upon in the future. 😬 I know that it honestly has nothing to do with me personally, but I’m still sitting here hoping that my case doesn’t end up being the one that causes problems for other injured people like me who will come along in the future. 😔 Oh and get this, if the magistrate finds in my favor – my former employer can still elevate this one more time, this time to the Supreme Court of Ohio. 😧👩🏻⚖️👨🏻⚖️👨🏻⚖️👨🏻⚖️👩🏻⚖️👨🏻⚖️👩🏻⚖️ Just typing that sentence seems nuts. That court does have the option of telling them to just piss off though, so I guess there’s that. 😏
This was probably the easiest that I’ve transitioned into “handling unexpected phone call when you can’t even do phone calls” though. 😥 Smart attorney who is also personable and is able to relate legal information to shlubs like me… that definitely helped. But between getting my brain topped up again and knowing that I don’t have to physically be in the courthouse for the process this time… that’s a call that I’m glad to have answered.