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

Power politics, Tort Reform and the American Dream

“It used to be that the a certain segment of the very wealthy understood that in return for their good fortune and the protection of America that they would pay more in taxes so that the less fortunate, i.e. the aged , the infirm and the poor among us, would have a better chance at the pursuit of happiness. […]

How to handle a Medicare Appeal

How to Handle Denied Claims or File an Appeal If a claim was denied, call or write the provider and ask for an itemized statement for any claim. Make sure they sent in the right information. If they didn’t, ask the provider to contact our claims office to correct the error. You can ask the provider […]

Maintaining a Safe Speed While Driving

Florida Law regulates how fast drivers can travel on our public roads, streets and highways.  The statute on point reads as follows: Florida Statute 316.183 Unlawful speed.— (1) No person shall drive a vehicle on a highway at a speed greater than is reasonable and prudent under the conditions and having regard to the actual and potential […]

Offer of Judgment, Proposals for Settlement

Florida Statute 768.79 contains to “Offer of Judgment and demand for judgment” law in Florida. Here is the full text of the law: (1) In any civil action for damages filed in the courts of this state, if a defendant files an offer of judgment which is not accepted by the plaintiff within 30 days, the […]

Florida Governor Slashes Judicial Branch

Could this be what our courthouse looks like someday soon? A press release was just issued today from the Collier County Clerk of Court.  The headline is “Expect Delays at Clerk of Courts’ Office.”   The following is what the press release stated: “The Florida Legislature recently voted, and Governor Rick Scott signed a budget, […]

Medicare Reimbursement for Medical Bills

Here is a basic step by step process of how your rights to Medicare benefits are handled when you are involved in an accident or incident when there may be other types of insurance available to pay some of your medical bills: Step 1: Accident or incident occurs causing bodily injury. Step 2: An ambulance […]

Understanding Disc Injury Caused by Trauma from an Accident

Many personal injury cases involve injury to the neck and back caused by trauma, whether from a car accident, a fall, or other force that can permanently damage the spine’s supporting discs. In diagnosing disc injury, it is sometimes not clear to patients, attorneys, and insurance companies what exactly the term “herniated disc” means because […]

Maintaining Integrity to Principle of Constitutional Equality

Since putting a post on Facebook earlier this week in reference to my shock over learning about the Florida law that made it illegal for homosexuals to adopt children I had spoken with a couple of people that had basically inquired why do I care so much about that or why would I even put […]

Press On. Persistence & Determination in Law, in Life, & in Love.

Press On “Nothing in the world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not; nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education alone will not; the world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent.” U.S. President Calvin Coolidge. As […]