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 +

Help! Someone Just Crashed Their Car into Mine! What Should I Do?

Being a personal injury lawyer, I can’t tell you how many times I’ve gotten calls from friends and relatives who were just in a car accident and they have no idea what to do. I’m hurt! What should I do? First, let common sense rule: If you’re hurt, call 911 and don’t worry about anything else. Stay in your car and let the paramedics assess your situation. Then maybe call a friend or family member and advise of the crash and injury. Nothing else is Read More +

My Catastrophic Case

Imagine driving an 18 wheeler pulling a tankful of pool chemicals on I-75 southbound to Miami. It’s 3 a.m. because you hate driving in daytime traffic, and if you timed it right, you’ll arrive in Miami at dawn. Of course, it’s dark except for the street lights disbursed along the highway – and traffic is very light given the hour. As you approach a lane merging onto 75 near Ft. Myers, you see the vague outline of……..is that a mini-van without its lights on? In Read More +

Did You Know….Juries Never Hear the Word “Insurance” in an Injury Trial?

I hate to admit it, but every once in a while those big billboard lawyers have a good point in their barrage of TV commercials that they seem to pop out like toast. A recent one has a lawyer saying a jury will never hear about the existence of car insurance in a car crash trial as they deliberate about injuries and damages. It’s true. Mostly. When we file suit for our client, the defendant is always the other driver and car owner. It’s almost Read More +