Legal articles about Personal Injury written by Attorney James L. O’Leary to help you understand your rights.
Our firm is honored to have received the Martindale-Hubbell Client Distinction Award. This is the culmination of many years of service to our clients, and it means a tremendous amount to have earned this award distinguishing us for client service. We want to thank each and every one of our clients I have had the […]
Today I learned that I have received Martindale-Hubbell’s esteemed “AV” rating, which recognizes preeminent lawyers with the highest ethical standards and professional ability. The rating is based on the recommendations of peers. The “AV” rating serves a testament that judges and fellow attorneys consider him at the highest level of professional excellence. Only a select […]
March 24, 2023, marked a major change in Florida law governing how long you have to file a lawsuit claiming negligence. Specifically, lawsuits claiming negligence that seek justice for injuries, harm, and damages caused by someone else. This includes car accidents,...
Florida’s no fault law requires auto owners to carry personal injury protection (PIP) insurance. This covers up to $10,000 in medical and disability (lost earnings and wages) resulting from bodily injury, sickness, disease, or death arising out of the ownership, maintenance, or use of a motor vehicle. See, Florida Statute Section 627.736(1), Fla. Stat. (2013). […]
I am very happy and honored to receive the 2016 Martindale Hubbell AV Rating Judicial Edition.
Today the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission issued recall notices for the following self balancing scooters also known as hoverboards sold by the following companies: Keenford Razor Overstock.com This is due to the fact that the products can ignite due to a faulty design and or manufacturing defects in lithium ion batteries used to […]
Imagine you are sitting in your car, minding your own business, when you witness a crash. You are in a hurry to get somewhere, and you really don’t want to get involved, so you leave without doing anything. This happens everyday in America. The traffic is heavy. It’s almost getting dark. Surely somebody will stop. […]
“Transitory 1. not lasting, enduring, permanent, or eternal. 2. lasting only a short time; brief; short-lived; temporary.” Dictionary.com When I turned sixteen years old, I applied for a job at Publix Supermarkets. During my very brief orientation, we learned that a clean floor was one of the most important features of the store. When I […]
The Florida House of Representatives has a bill in draft form that proposes to make not only texting but all use of a phone illegal for minor’s operating a motor vehicle. HB-5, Traffic Safety, proposes to create the “Minor Traffic Safety Act” which will forbid all minors who operate motor vehicles in Florida from using […]