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Legal articles about Personal Injury written by Attorney James L. O’Leary to help you understand your rights.

Proactively Addressing Bullying Problems in School to Increase Safety

When a student exhibits bullying behavior it is a risk factor for future potential violence. Parents, students and teachers need to all be open and honest about bullying problems and report any problems to the school’s administrative leadership. Kids typically bully other kids because of emotional problems that can range from anger, fear and low […]

From the Courtroom to the Classroom

From the Courtroom to the Classroom

On March 18, 2013 I will once again be lecturing at Florida Gulf Coast University. Over the past three years it has been an honor to be a guest lecturer at FGCU. I take my opportunity to address the students very seriously. I value education very highly and find the opportunity to share some of […]

Reflections on a Human Tragedy

Today a national tragedy occurred at Sandy Hook Elementary in Newtown, Connecticut. Innocent people, children, were killed. Who among us is not disgusted at the thought of this monster who did this violence. As a father of three school age children, my whole heart, my prayers, and my thoughts are with the families and friends of […]

Wireless Tablet Courtroom Presentation Technology

Wireless Tablet Courtroom Presentation Technology

I just finished a 7 day jury trial and used Trial Pad for the iPad for the first time. In prior trials I have used Sanction and believe it is a tremendous product. However, I was curious what it would be like to be wireless and able to roam the courtroom with iPad in hand […]

Obtaining Copies of Your Medical Records

Since 1951, Florida law has granted a patient access to his or her own medical records and has required the health care practitioner who created the records to maintain the confidentiality of the records. Two primary sections of Florida law address medical records and grant patients access to their health information. Florida Statute 456.057, deals […]

Your Right to a Medical Bill You Can Understand

Have you ever received a medical bill in the mail that was hard, if not impossible, to understand?  In this day and age, with all of the various multitude of diagnostic procedure codes, it has become a foreign language for most of us to comprehend a medical bill.  You do have some rights to get […]

The New Changes to Florida No Fault Personal Injury Protection Law

Senate Bill 1860 revises the Florida Motor Vehicle No-Fault Law. The bill primarily amends laws governing Personal Injury Protection (PIP) benefits under the No-Fault law and laws related to PIP motor-vehicle insurance fraud. The major changes enacted by the bill are as follows: PIP Medical Benefits The bill revises the provision of Personal Injury Protection […]