SLAPP Lawsuits

SLAPP lawsuits have nothing to do with an aggrieved party suing after getting smacked around by another. SLAPP is an acronym for “Strategic Lawsuits Against Public Participation”. Currently, 30 states have statutes to prevent SLAPP lawsuits. What’s this about? If you’re a fan of John Oliver’s show HBO comedy news show, “Last Week Tonight”, you already know. In 2017 Oliver ran a segment mocking a particularly horrid businessman for negligent actions against his employees which arguably resulted in the death of his coal workers. His Read More +

Morgan & Morgan: “We Know Who These Crummy Lawyers Are…”

Recently John Morgan of that Morgan & Morgan has been advertising on TV talking about “crummy” lawyers who need the settlement money more than you. The kind of crummy lawyer will take the last settlement offer regardless of their clients wishes. He then invites you to go to their website to see the offers made to “our clients”. The implication by Mr. Goliath is, if you’re not hiring M&M for your injury case, you’re not maximizing the potential of your claim. All injury lawyers not Read More +

Why Your Injury Settlement Today Might Cause Medicare to Refuse Future Medical Payments

This may seem like a boring topic, but the short take-away is: If you have a significant injury that might require future medical treatments and you settle your injury case today, if you need future medical care as a result of that injury, Medicare may not pay for your future medical care when you’re over 65. Huh? Isn’t that what I spent my adult life paying into? Why wouldn’t Medicare take care of me medically when I need it? As Medicare costs increase, Congress has Read More +

I Just Witnessed A Car Hit A Bicyclist

Last week, as I sat in my car at a red light around dusk, I saw two teens crossing in a crosswalk with the right of way across a big 6 lane road (Main Street, Dunedin). One teen was walking and the other was on her bicycle. As you know, all bicyclists are supposed to walk their bicycles across the street, and now I know why. While I had the red light, the cross street had a green light. However, even though there’s a green Read More +

Will Your Family Physician See You After Your Car Wreck?

So, you’ve been in a car crash and you’re achy and sore. You didn’t go to an emergency room because you knew you didn’t have any broken bones, internal injuries or bleeding. Will your long term family doctor now see you to assess the injuries? Well, of course, my family doctor will see me. Why wouldn’t he? I’ve been a patient for years! There’s about a 50-50 chance your primary care physician will want nothing to do with you after a crash. Is it because they can’t Read More +

Should I Settle My Injury Case, or Should I File Suit?

It is a misconception that every personal injury case ends up in litigation and then goes to trial. In fact, a majority of injury claims are settled without the need for litigation and the vast majority are settled before getting to a jury trial. In my opinion, most insurance companies want to settle car collision injury cases when there is clear liability and the injuries are real and demonstrable through diagnostic tests. However, we always seem to differ with valuation of a claim. That is, Read More +