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Morgan & Morgan is a leading personal injury law firm dedicated to protecting the people, not the powerful. We take pride in the fact that we do not represent insurance companies, hospitals, or other large corporations. We have limited our law practice to the representation of the people, covering a wide range of personal injury and consumer protection cases.Learn more about us
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At Morgan & Morgan, our attorneys are proud of the positive feedback we've received over the years regarding the quality of our work and commitment to our clients' needs. If you are looking for an attorney, hear what our former clients have to say.
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With decades of experience, more than 600 lawyers, and a support staff of over 2,900 employees, our firm has helped more than 100,000 clients nationwide. In their efforts to protect the people, not the powerful, our attorneys have established themselves among defense attorneys and insurance providers alike as leading trial lawyers.
We Fight for Our Clients
We have obtained groundbreaking verdicts in areas such as tobacco litigation and single-day recoveries totaling more than $92 million; however, our success is not measured only by our results.
We have garnered coverage from prominent news outlets as well as recognition from renowned legal publications.
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Many Morgan & Morgan attorneys have been designated “Super Lawyers” and have received the esteemed AV rating, the highest level of legal professional excellence, obtained only by peer review.
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What Our Clients Say
At Morgan & Morgan, our attorneys are proud of the positive feedback we’ve received over the years regarding the quality of our work and commitment to our clients’ needs. If you are looking for an attorney, hear what our former clients have to say.
"I was T-boned and called for help. Paralegal Theresa Presley and attorney Clay Mitchell took over everything. I didn't even have to drive to them (I was injured). They did every single thing behind the scenes, from my perspective. I got twice as much as expected from my settlement AND they sent me to the absolute best doctor I could have ever asked for. They were professional, warm, assuring, informative, and continued to exceed what they had promised. Thank you. I would never go elsewhere. I wish I could give 10+ stars."
Morgan & Morgan, America’s largest personal injury law firm with over 600 attorneys and thousands of support staff, continues to grow. We’re proud to announce our merger with Boston personal injury law firm Mitcheson & Lee, LLP.
Like Morgan & Morgan, Mitcheson & Lee is known for developing strong attorney-client relationships and taking an active role in the cases they pursue. Their attorneys are dedicated to getting the best results for their clients, no matter what it takes.
Mitcheson & Lee attorneys handle a wide variety of personal injury cases including car accidents, medical malpractice, slip and falls, wrongful death, product liability, and bicycle accidents.
Attorneys Garrett Lee and Luke Mitcheson have both been named Super Lawyers® Rising Stars™on multiple occasions. The firm, thanks to their leadership, has recovered significant compensation for its clients, including a $1.75 million settlement for an auto accident victim earlier this year.
Morgan & Morgan is excited to work together with Mitcheson & Lee as we continue to fight For The People of Boston.
If you have a personal injury claim, be sure to fill out our free, no-obligation case evaluation form.
After years of lawsuits and negotiations, farmers whose livelihoods were impacted by Dicamba herbicide are finally receiving justice. A number of them had faced serious financial losses to their yields season after season because the herbicide had a propensity to drift and damage their crops.
Although Monsanto and BASF — a chemicals corporation — developed Xtend crops, which were genetically modified to be resistant to dicamba herbicides, dicamba remained highly lethal to crops that were not genetically modified. To make matters trickier, dicamba is prone to vaporizing, or volatizing, and drifting through the air, affecting crops miles away from its site of application. When it drifts, crops in the vicinity can be seriously harmed, and farmers could suffer yield losses, which means they lose a lot of money.
After the Xtend crop system was brought to market in 2016, the number of complaints of crop damage caused by off-target dicamba exploded. Thousands of farmers have made such complaints over the past few years — what was once a rare occurrence has now become all too routine.
Farmers Demand Justice
After facing economic losses due to dicamba’s effect on their crops, affected farmers are banding together to file lawsuits. These lawsuits usually target the Dicamba manufacturer, not the farmers who applied the product.
In November 2017, Morgan & Morgan attorney Rene Rocha filed a motion asking for the coordination of these lawsuits as a multidistrict litigation, or MDL. Coordination through an MDL allows complex cases with a large number of plaintiffs, like this one, to be prepared, negotiated, and litigated in a more streamlined way.
With today’s announcement of a $400 million settlement, long-suffering farmers will finally receive financial compensation for the damage they have experienced.
“This settlement is the result of years of hard-fought litigation,” attorney Rene Rocha said. “It will provide much-needed relief to thousands of farmers who have been affected by off-target dicamba, and resolve disputes that have roiled agriculture for the better part of a decade.”
Farmers Still Suffering Losses
Not all farmers whose yields were harmed by Dicamba have filed a lawsuit.
The signs of Dicamba crop damage include:
- Twisted leaves
- Upward cupping on leaves
- Narrow, strap-like leaves on the youngest growth
- Aboveground roots on the stems of some annual flowers
A farmer who has suffered from dicamba damage at any time between 2015-2020 may be eligible to participate in this settlement. You can find out if you qualify by giving us a call for a free, no-obligation consultation.
Morgan & Morgan is proud to fight on behalf of America’s farmers, and we want to fight for you too. So call today; we’re ready to go to work.
With protesters across the country getting arrested for exercising their Freedom of Speech, there has been a massive influx of donations to bail funds over the past ten days.
The Orlando-based Community Bail Fund, founded by Matt Morgan in February, is no exception. It’s now raised more than $200,000 in bail funds: $100,000 in donations, and $100,000 matched by the Morgan family. The family will continue matching donations until the fund hits the $250,000 mark.
In an interview with WFTV’s Karla Ray on Wednesday, Morgan discussed how devastating something as simple as not making bail can be.
“The impacts of that across your entire life are overwhelming,” he said. “You’re not going to go to work, so you’re going to lose your job. You’re not going to be able to pay your rent, so you lose your housing. Most times you’re going to take a quick plea deal, which is going to be on your record for life and make it really difficult for you to get a job in the future.”
Bail funds raise money to post bail for low-level, nonviolent offenders so they can get out of jail while they await trial. Morgan says the Community Bail Fund has now helped release 100 people from jail. That’s 100 people who could have lost their jobs or homes if not for the fund.
Many people consider the bail system to be unfairly punitive to low-income people. In the WFTV segment, Aramis Ayala, State Attorney for the Ninth Judicial Circuit Court, said, “Poor people should not just be sitting in custody pre-trial, when wealthier people who may have done more violent crimes are walking amongst us.”
Ayala also cited over-policing and jailing people for low-level crimes such as petty theft, trespassing, or drug possession as being counterproductive. “When you are over-policing and increasing the possibility of incarceration for low-level crimes, you increase the possibility of having encounters, and therefore violent encounters, and in this case that we’re seeing nationally, deadly encounters with law enforcement for nonviolent type things.”
One such encounter, the murder of George Floyd by four members of the Minneapolis Police Department, has sparked outrage and calls for criminal justice reform. Thousands of Americans have protested in all 50 states, and many have been arrested for breaking curfew or for unlawful assembly.
As a result, bail funds have seen a flood of donations from people who want to aid protesters and support their cause from afar. The Minnesota Freedom Fund raised $20 million in just four days, so much that it started diverting donations to other organizations.
The Community Bail Fund hasn’t hit seven figures yet, but the funds it’s raised have been significant, perhaps even life-saving. You can donate to the fund here.
Like everything else in 2020, holiday shopping is going to be more challenging than usual.
This surge of internet shopping will undoubtedly encourage cybercriminals to step up their efforts to steal consumer information. The holidays are already one of the busiest seasons for data breaches, and hackers’ methods are always getting more sophisticated.
As an online consumer, protecting yourself is your first line of defense. With so many additional transactions this year, it’s a good time to review some basic guidelines for safe online shopping — both for over the holidays and the rest of the year, as well.
Use a Credit Card
While debit cards offer convenience, they are not as secure as credit cards for online transactions. Credit cards provide extra protection against fraud, and by law can only hold cardholders accountable for up to $50 in fraud cases while the case is resolved.
Debit cards directly access the user’s bank, so fraudulent activity could wipe out a shopper’s checking or savings account. And while most banks do offer protection against unauthorized transactions, it can take up to a month to resolve, leaving victims vulnerable at the worst time.
Protect Yourself Online
Although hackers will try hard to steal information this holiday season, by taking a few simple precautions you can protect yourself against many online attacks. Before you click to make a purchase, be sure to:
- Make sure you’re on a legitimate, secure website. Check that your website is the one you think it is, and not an imposter site with a slightly misspelled name. Also, make sure the website starts with “https,” not just “http.” The “s” at the end means that you are on a secure, encrypted website.
- Never click on a pop-up ad. While they may be offering excellent bargains, cybercriminals often employ bogus pop-ups to trick customers into giving out their financial information. Always place orders on a legitimate website, never a pop-up ad.
- Research the source. It’s exciting to find new websites offering bargains, but sometimes their offers are too good to be true. Do your research before entering credit or debit card numbers on a site you’ve never heard of. They could be a hacker phishing for financial information.
Secure Your Computer
Security is not just about keeping safe on websites. Your computer itself needs to be secure in order to ensure that your online shopping is safe and private. Be sure to:
- Keep your browser up-to-date. Web browsers are always updating their products to safeguard against security threats. If you’re using an older version of a browser, you may be vulnerable. Always click “yes” when given the option to update your browser.
- Make sure your device is free of viruses and malware. Some viruses maintain a low-key presence on computer hard drives, quietly collecting data and sending it to hackers. Make sure you use updated antivirus software to keep your computer clean.
- Don’t auto-save passwords. While it’s very convenient, auto-saving passwords on your computer makes it easier for hackers to access your financial information. Try using a password manager to diversify and safeguard your passwords.
Stay Secure in Real Life, Too
While most online fraud begins on the internet, it can also start in the real world. Shoppers can secure themselves against cybercriminals by adhering to these safe practices:
- Don’t shop while using public WIFI. Never enter personal information over a public network. They are among the simplest to hack and make for easy targets for cybercriminals. Use a personal or secured network instead.
- Pay with a digital wallet. If you want to pay in person with your bank account but don’t want to use a debit card, try a digital wallet. Services like Apple Pay, Google Pay, and Paypal directly access your bank account with added encryption for security.
- Watch out for real, physical hackers. Some cybercriminals get information by simply reading your PIN number over your shoulder at an ATM. Also, watch out for skimmers, which are devices attached to ATMs and other card readers that collect users’ financial information.
Watch for Data Breaches
Sometimes, in spite of all the precautions individuals take, information leaks anyway. Companies holding sensitive financial information can have data breaches, often leaving millions vulnerable to fraudulent transactions.
If you think this happened to you, Morgan & Morgan can help. We have filed some of the biggest data breach lawsuits in the country, including those against Equifax and Yahoo.
If you suspect you may be the victim of a data breach, fill out our no-obligation case evaluation form and we will investigate.
So, before you go cybershopping for the holidays this year, take a minute to make sure that everything is as secure as possible. It will help keep you filled with good cheer, and not on the phone disputing fraudulent purchases.
General Motors must recall and repair nearly 6 million pickup trucks and SUVs which have potentially dangerous Takata airbag inflators, according to an announcement from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).
The NHTSA denied GM’s petition to avoid the safety agency’s previous Takata airbag recalls. These recalls are the largest and most complex vehicle recalls in U.S. history, involving 19 vehicle manufacturers and over 60 million Takata airbag inflators in tens of millions of vehicles in the United States alone.
The recalls are due to a design defect in the Takata airbag. Takata used volatile ammonium nitrate as a propellant to create a small explosion to fill airbags in a crash. The propellant, however, deteriorates after long-term exposure to heat and humidity. This can cause the airbag to over-pressurize and rupture, causing shrapnel to penetrate the airbag and enter the vehicle.
The NHTSA says that, to date, these rupturing Takata inflators have resulted in 18 deaths across the United States and hundreds of injuries, including lacerations and other serious consequences to occupants’ face, neck, and chest areas.
The NHTSA analyzed engineering and statistical analyses, aging tests, and field data on the airbags before arriving at a decision to recall.
“Based on this information and information provided to the petition’s public docket, NHTSA concluded that the GM inflators in question are at risk of the same type of explosion after long-term exposure to high heat and humidity as other recalled Takata inflators,” the agency said in a prepared statement to the media.
GM has 30 days to give NHTSA a proposed schedule for notifying vehicle owners and starting the recall.
You can check to see if your vehicle has been recalled by going to the NHTSA’s website and keying in your 17-digit vehicle identification number.
Contact Morgan & Morgan
At Morgan & Morgan, our attorneys are currently filing lawsuits on behalf of individuals injured by Takata’s defective airbags. If you were injured in a crash, you may not even realize your injuries were caused by Takata’s airbags. If your airbag deployed and you sustained cuts or lacerations, you can hold the company allegedly responsible for your injuries accountable.
During a free case review, we will explain your legal options and help you decide the best course of action. Because we operate on a contingency-fee, there are no upfront costs or hourly fees. We only get paid if we win for you.
When you hire Morgan & Morgan, we will fight for full and fair compensation. With more than 600 attorneys, we have the resources to take on the biggest bullies in America, and we have a proven track record with over $7 billion recovered for our clients
The world’s largest BBQ chain is the latest business to be hit with a major data breach. A recent report from cybersecurity firm Gemini Advisory revealed that Dickey’s BBQ Pit had credit and debit card numbers stolen for over a year. Three million customers nationwide and around the world were affected.
High Volume, Long-Term Data Theft
The financial data was stolen from Dickey’s BBQ Pit from July 2019 to August 2020. Hackers seized the information from cards that still used outdated magstripe technology, stealing debit and credit card numbers from 156 of 469 locations of the BBQ chain.
While all businesses should regularly do audits to prevent these types of data breaches, this breach wasn’t discovered until the stolen cards appeared on the darkweb. The numbers were advertised on the illicit marketplace Joker’s Stash, with a median price of $17 per card.
What Should Customers Do Now?
Anyone who patronized Dickey’s from July 2019 to last August could be a victim. If you used a credit/debit card at Dickey’s BBQ Pit, notify your financial institutions to inform them of the possible breach.
Furthermore, Dickey’s customers should keep a close eye on their financial accounts and tell their banks or credit card companies immediately if they notice any irregularities. Also,
now might be a good time for everyone to replace their old debit and credit cards. Newer cards feature technology with better protection against hacking.
Morgan & Morgan Can Help
Unfortunately, this is not the first data breach at Dickey’s. Gemini Advisory also reported that the restaurant was hit with a ransomware attack in 2015 and paid hackers $6,000. They should have been on their guard, but they weren’t – and now their customers are paying the price.
If you were a victim of this data breach, you may be eligible for compensation. At Morgan & Morgan, we have successfully fought for data breach victims for years, and were named Consumer Protection Group of the Year by Law360 for our successful class action lawsuits against Yahoo and Equifax. To find out if you may have a case, fill out our free, no-risk case evaluation form today.
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