Below is a list of Jim Dodson Law's newsletters. We provide information on a variety of different topics including upcoming events, new law updates and current news. Enjoy and if you would like to receive our monthly newsletter in the mail please sign-up here. And if you're a cyclist we have a monthly cycling newsletter with lots of great information for Florida cyclists.
- May 2022 Cycling Newsletter
In the May Cycling Newsletter, Jim talks about four different types of bicycle helmets with a five-star rating from the Virginia Tech Helmet Lab. He also discusses when you should replace your bike helmet. And, you won't want to miss the tasty and easy-to-make recipe for Greek Sheet Pan Chicken.
- April 2022 Newsletter
In the April 2022 Newsletter, Jim talks about the myth of multitasking when it comes to distracted driving. With smart phones, the temptation to be more productive through multitasking while driving has given rise to enormous potential for real danger. Jim also discusses the 80/20 Rule and how we need to identify and focus our efforts on the 20 percent of what we do each day that is producing 80 percent of what we enjoy in life.
- April 2022 Cycling Newsletter
In the April Cycling Newsletter, Jim talks about how much fun he had seeing his friends and riding in the Mardi Gras Pizza Fondo event in Sanford, Florida. He is also asking for recommendations for a fun gravel ride trip, perferably somewhere in the West near Utah. And, you won't want to miss the super healthy and vegan recipe for Lemony Roasted Asparagus.
- February 2022 Newsletter
In the February 2022 Newsletter, Jim talks about the anxieties most of his clients have when they start seeing the accumulation of medical bills after an accident. He discusses how he eases their fears by letting them know exactly how the medical bills are paid and how many times they are greatly reduced. He also shares his thoughts on the correlation of optimisim and living a longer life.
- February 2022 Cycling Newsletter
In the February 2022 Cycling Newsletter, Jim talks about two potential impacts of not stopping at stop signs or going in front of a driver exiting a parking lot or driveway. He also shares an inspiring story about a 99-year-old gentleman who won a silver medal in a global cycling competition. And, now that the weather is cold, you won't want to miss the recipe for Over-the-Rainbow Minestrone.
- December 2021 Newsletter
In the December Newsletter, Jim shares is family's Christmas traditions and you will also get to enjoy learning about some of his team's, client's and fellow cyclist's holiday traditions. And you won't want to miss Jim's mom's cranberry salad recipe.
- November 2021 Newsletter
In the November Newsletter, Jim shares an inspiring story about a a 100-year-old World War II bonbardier’s courage and a marine researcher’s faithful quest. You'll also want to check out the Harvest Chicken Casserole recipe. And, all of us at Jim Dodson Law want to wish you a Happy Thanksgiving.
- November 2021 Cycling Newsletter
In the November Cycling Newsletter, you will find a free download of the Best Mountain Bike Trails By Friends of the Florida Bike Guy. And, you won't want to miss the recipe for the 5-Ingredient Energy Bars which make an excellent snack to pack when you go out on your next ride.
- October 2021 Newsletter
In the October Newsletter, Jim talks about how you need to be sure that your auto insurance company is aware of all the possible drivers in your household. And, you won't want to miss the beautiful story and poetry about how "there is nothing permanent except change."
- October 2021Cycling Newsletter
In the October Cycling Newsletter, Jim talks about the completion of the East Central Regional Rail Trail which links Green Springs Park in Deltona to the downtown area of Titusville. You will also find a link to our Gravel Rides eGuide which has some of the best gravel rides in Florida. And, you won't want to miss the yummy recipe for the Easy Vegetarian Chili.
- September 2021 Newsletter
In the September Newsletter, Jim talks about the paradox of vulnerability and how Helen Keller's life was a true example of vulnerability. He also discusses how an insurance company has the right to have the policy holder submit to an Examination Under Oath (EUO) when making a UM claim.
- August 2021 Cycling Newsletter
In the August Cycling Newsletter, Jim tells a modern-day adventure story of the 29-year-old Australian professional cyclist, Lachlan Morton's epic feat in the Alt Tour. He also shares a new cycling accessory that will help make you more seen when out riding. And, you won't want to miss the Mexican Quinoa Stuffed Peppers recipe.
- June 2021 Cycling Newsletter
In the June Cycling Newsletter, Jim talks about how much he and his wife Pam enjoyed the St. Johns River to Sea Loop ride they did a few weekends ago. This loop connects Augustine, the Kennedy Space Center, Deland, Enterprise and New Smyrna Beach. To take a break they lunched at the Osteen Diner which he said has the best hush puppies he's ever had.
- May 2021 Newsletter
In the May Newsletter, Jim talks about how common it is for insurance to hire private investigators to follow and video injury clients. He also shares a very inspiring story about how words have power. And you won't want to miss the very healthy and yummy Salmon Spinach Salad.
- April 2021 Cycling Newsletter
In the April Cycling Newsletter, Jim shares his experience of riding in two CAAM Event rides: Mardi Gras Pizza Fondo and the CAAM 200k both of which were held in Sanford, FL. Jim also talks about the other cases our personal injury law firm handles as well as how he has been doing presentations for bike clubs, shops and meet up groups. And, don't skip over our big announcement of the launching of our new website: www.TheFloridaBikeGuy.com
- February 2021 Newsletter
In the February Newsletter Jim talks about how we can better serve you in 2021 and the cases our law firm handles. He also shares an inspiring book he read called The Five Regrets of the Dying which reveals the top five regrets people had as they neared their life’s end. And, if you like good soup this time of year, check out the recipe for "The Best Ever Tomato Soup".
- December 2020 Cycling Newsletter
In the December Cycling Newsletter Jim talks about how effective bicycle helmets are at mitigating a concussion. He also shares how he and his clients communicate after a cycling crash. And, you won't want to miss the introduction to our new Associate Attorney, Joe Lamb.
- September 2020 Cycling Newsletter
In the September Cycling Newsletter Jim talks about an interseting article he read in The Atlantic about "the success addiction". He also shares his research on buying an e-bike and what kind of e-bike you can get in different price ranges. And, you won't want to miss one of Jim's favorite recipes... Mediterranean Lentil Soup.
- July 2020 Newsletter
In the July Newsletter Jim shares some tips on how to deal with the "unrelenting anxiety" that most of us are experiencing during this time. And, he also reminds us about why having uninsured motorist protection on your auto policy is so important. He discusses two cases he settled recently that illustrate this point.
- June 2020 Cycling Newsletter
In the June Cycling Newsletter Jim talks about how avid cyclists need to be on the lookout for "Covid" or amateur cyclists because there are a lot of them out on the road now because of the pandemic. He also shares the most common bicycle accident injury the firm sees. And if you're looking for a healthy burger to make, definitely check out the recipe for the Any Bean Burger... you won't regret it!
- February 2020 Newsletter
In the February Newsletter Jim talks about how Florida drivers need to have two basic additional coverages you should have on your auto policy: collision coverage and UM. And, if you don't already know, you should know the new Florida law on cell phone use while driving. And, definitely check out the Vegetarian Chili recipe... it doesn't disappoint!
- February 2020 Cycling Newsletter
In the February Cycling Newsletter Jim talks about why drivers in Florida only receive a slap on the wrist in a fatal cycling crash. He also talks about how even though it's legal to ride your bike on the sidewalk, it's not necessarily safe to do so. And, check out who won our Bike Shop of the Month!
- January 2020 Cycling Newsletter
In the January Cycling Newsletter Jim talks about how cyclists can stay safer on the road by using and wearing items that make them more visible. He also shares the most common and most dangerous maneuver a cyclist makes and how to better handle it. And you won't want to miss the recipe for the Mango Date & Oat Bars... they are a great on-the-go snack for cyclists!
- January 2020 Newsletter
In the January Newsletter Jim talks about the "power of believing" and how it can help you achieve your goals in 2020. He also shares his thoughts on e-bikes. He explains that despite what many avid cyclists think, e-bikes offer real exercise benefits and they are a lot of fun to ride.
- November & December 2019 Cycling Newsletter
In the November & December Cycling Newsletter Jim talks about electric bicycles and how it really isn't cheating. And, you won't want to miss the inspiring story about cyclist, Susie Wyss who was diagnosed with MS eight years ago but was determined to live an active life. You can actually see Jim's interview with her here.
- September 2019 Cycling Newsletter
In the September Cycling Newsletter Jim explains the importance of taking photographs as soon as possible if you are ever involved in a cycling accident due to construction. He also shares some important tips and advice when you are first starting out as a cyclist. These tips could be helpful to any friends you know who are just beginning their cycling adventures.
- September 2019 Newsletter
In the September Newsletter Jim talks about how drivers need to be aware of sharing the road with cyclists. He also explains how medical bills and other costs are paid after an agreement is reached and what the accident victim should expect after their case is settled. And, you won't want to miss the super healthy and yummy Overnight Oats recipe!
- August 2019 Cycling Newsletter
In the August Cycling Newsletter Jim talks about roundabouts and how cyclists are adversely affected by them. He also shares a recent case result of a cycling client who was injured by a child on her bicycle. This case was interesting because the girl who injured him lived out of state and it was the parent's homeowners' insurance that covered the claim. And, you won't want to miss the Extra Crispy Summer Veggie Pizza recipe!
- July Newsletter
In the July Newsletter Jim shares a devastating story of a man who killed a cyclist but he was not at fault. He goes on to describe the driver's feelings and how it greatly changed his life. And, you don't want to miss our Disney World Ticket Giveaway. We are giving away two Park Hopper Passes that will allow you to explore four theme parks in the same day. Deadline to enter is September 6, 2019.
- May & June 2019 Cycling Newsletter
In the May & June Cycling Newsletter Jim shares a study that was done that showed that recreational cycling is not nearly as dangerous as reported. And did you hear the good news that Florida finally passed a law that makes texting and driving a primary offense? This will be effective on July 1st and let's hope that it's vigorously enforced.
- May 2019 Newsletter
In the May Newsletter Jim shares the inspiring stories of Gene Dykes, Benoit Samuelson, and Fred Beans. He also discusses important information and the seriousness of concussions. And, find out if you should really decline those insurance options at the car rental counter.
- April 2019 Cycling Newsletter
In the April Cycling Newsletter Jim shares the inspiring story of Bee Alink who created the Alinker cycle that is changing the lives of people who have MS, Parkinson's, neuropathy and balance issues. He also discusses the importance of Bio Motion and using rear facing ankle lights when cycling to increase your visibility. And, you won't want to miss the recipe for the Easy Rocky Road Bars... yummy!
- February 2019 Newsletter
In the February Newsletter Jim shares the inspiring story of 92 year-old speed walker Heather Lee who is still breaking records. He also discusses how an eyewitness to an accident can actually hurt an injury case. And, you won't want to miss the cranberry orange bread which is quite good for breakfast.
- December 2018 Cycling Newsletter
In the December Cycling Newsletter Jim talks about how homeowners insurance companies shield themselves from responsibility to cyclists when dogs cause crashes. He also explains why it's so important for Florida cyclists to join the FBA. And, learn how you can cut your odds of being hit in half by following three simple steps.
- November 2018 Newsletter
In the November Newsletter Jim shares a recent study about how NOT exercising can exponentially increase one's chance of premature death. Find out how far the Jim Dodson Law luggage tag made it. And you won't want to miss the yummy holiday recipe for Pumpkin Ice Cream Bars.
- October 2018 Cycling Newsletter
In the October Cycling Newsletter Jim talks about the importance of good sleep and the many critical functions it controls like our ability to lose weight, how we age and so much more. And in case you haven't heard, you can join Jim every Thursday at 10 a.m. EST on Facebook Live where he interviews people in our cycling community and talks about topics of interests to cyclists of all levels.
- August 2018 Newsletter
In the August Newsletter Jim talks about how Google is focusing on combining driverless vehicles with on-demand ridesharing and how that will affect all of us. He also shares a story of how riding a bicycle changed a man's life. And you won't want to miss the summer recipe for the low-carb Caprese Zoodles.
- August 2018 Cycling Newsletter
In the August Cycling Newsletter Jim shares a study from the Journal Wind Engineering and Industrial Aerodynamics about a "not so secret cycling performance enhancer." You will also ind out where Jim and his son took a mountain biking trip too. And, the FBA has some exciting news about eBikes.
- June 2018 Cycling Newsletter
In the June Cycling Newsletter Jim shares the inspiring story of Karen Darke who suffered a dramatic life-changing event but refused to let it define her. And in case you missed, Jim's Facebook LiveStream you'll want to readthe short article on how to choose a great tail light for your bike. And, find out how your GPS is accurate but only to a certain point.
- June 2018 Newsletter
In the June Newsletter Jim talks about the shocking evidence of recent brain injury studies. Attorney Jennifer Jones, who works for us, recently completed a report on these findings. If you would like to check it out, you can download it for free on our website. Also, you won't want to miss the super yummy and healthy recipe for the 15 Minute Chicken Bowl.
- May 2018 Cycling Newsletter
In the May Cycling Newsletter Jim tells the inspiring story of Dean Otto who became aware of his purpose in life after a serious setback. And in case you missed it last week, Jim is now Livestreaming on Facebook every other week where he will be talking all things cycling.
- April 2018 Newsletter
In the April Newsletter Jim shares his thoughts on "living a full life in spite of some risks." He also talks about two recent cases of interest, one of which should be a reminder to drivers to pay attention on the road. And you, won't want to miss Jim's recipe for a healthy and delicious "go-to mid-day snack."
- March 2018 Cycling Newsletter
In the March Cycling Newsletter Jim talks about the dangers of the cycling sport and whether or not it's a reason to "tiptoe safely through life." There is also an interesting story about David Byrne's, singer of the Talking Heads, cycling adventures around the world while he is touring. And, find out who are Best Bike Shop of the Month is for March.
- March 2018 Newsletter
In the March Newsletter Jim talks about the importance of teaching children how to express sincere gratitude and how it can help them thrive in life. Also, did you know that you could still owe on your car after it's been totaled? Find out what type of insurance could cover you in case the unexpected happens. And, you won't want to miss the recipe for the super healthy and yummy brussel sprout salad that is an excellent dish to take to your next neighborhood cookout.
- January/February 2018 Cycling Newsletter
In the January/February 2018 Cycling Newsletter Jim talks about how it is a changing world for cyclists and cycling. And, you won't want to miss the happy story about a little girl who received a brand new bicycle from our firm with the help from Chainwheel Drive's thoughtful crew in Clearwater.
- January 2018 Newsletter
In the January 2018 Newsletter Jim talks about the leading causes of car crashes in the U.S. and how we as drivers can do better. There's also a short piece about Tim Ferriss's new book, Tribe of Mentors which is very inspiring and a fascinating read. And you won't want to miss the healthy recipe for Jim's favorite breakfast that his nutritionist friend encouraged him to try... almond pancackes.
- December 2017 Cycling Newsletter
In the December Cycling Newsletter Jim shares the inspiring story of Tracy Draper who not only fulfilled her dream of cycling across America but wrote a book about it called Live It. And, find out more about Michele Ross, Jim's associate who has been a great asset to the firm. This month we also had the privilege of partnering with iRide Bicycles and giving away bikes to three young children who recently lost their St. Petersburg home in a tragic fire.
- November 2017 Newsletter
In the November Newsletter Jim shares the reasons we should be thankful. And, learn more about attorney Michele Ross's background and her energetic and optimistic personality. You also won't want to miss the adorable story about Jim and Pam's grand-dog Maisey... she is thankful too!
- September 2017 Cycling Newsletter
In the September Cycling Newsletter Jim shares his concern about mounting a camera to your bicycle helmet and how it could result in a serious injury if the worse happens. He also shares the story about Wally Kurz, an 80 year old cyclist who just set a new ascent record (for his age group) up Mt. Washington. And, find out who our winner was for the Florida Bike Guy's Bike Shop of the Month.
- August 2017 Newsletter
In the August Newsletter Jim tells the story of Gertrude Mokotoff (98) and Alvin Mann (94) who recently got married. The moral of their story is to "never act your age" and it certainly is one worth reading. You'll also want to find out about our scholarship winner, Hannah R. who sustained a traumatic brain injury after being hit by a distracted driver who was going 60 mph. And, don't miss our recipe for avocao hummus... it could be the next trendy appetizer you make for your next get together.
- July & August 2017 Cycling Newsletter
In the July & August Cycling Newsletter Jim tells the story of Leo Rodgers, an amputee cyclist who has a very inspiring story. You also might be interested in the small piece about the Coast to Coast Connector that just opened as an extension of the Pinellas Trail... there are volunteer opportunities to ride the trail and report any problems there might be. And, learn about our Bike Shop of the Month contest. You can nominate your favorite local bike shop to win a prize and be featured in our newsletter and on our website.
- June & July 2017 Newsletter
In the June & July Newsletter Jim talks about how to become a goal directed person. He also shares some very important safety tips for the casual bike rider. And, you won't want to miss the blueberry scone recipe.
- June 2017 Cycling Newsletter
In the June Cycling Newsletter Jim shares the story about Amanda Coker, an amazing female cyclist that recovered from a traumatic brain injury who then later shattered both the men's and women's records for most miles cycled in a year. You will also want to read the small piece about Robert Marchand, a 105 year-old Frenchmen who just set a record for his age for covering 14.08 miles in one hour on a velodrome near Paris.
- May 2017 Newsletter
In the May Newsletter Jim talks about what to do when you are confronted with an issue that requires "actual thinking". He also shares how two personal injury cases were affected by an event that happened after the injury. One of the cases was affected by a surgical complication and the other one was affected by surveillance of our client by the insurance company.
- May 2017 Cycling Newsletter
In the May Cycling Newsletter Jim talks about how important it is to call out hazards ahead when riding in a group... it could literally save someone's life or keep them from sustaining a serious injury. He also shares important information about how to get your bike repaired or replaced after being in a crash. And be sure to check out the little piece on how creating a vision of your goal can change your life.
- April 2017 Newsletter
In the April Newsletter Jim shares the words of inspirational speaker Matt Kelly... "the measure of your life will be the measure of your courage." You will also find out how Michele went above and beyond for a client who was getting the run around for the property damages on her vehicle.
- April 2017 Cycling Newsletter
In the April Cycling Newsletter Jim talks about how insurance companies will often times try to give the injured cyclist an early settlement after a bicycle accident. Find out why they do this and what you should do if this happens to you. He also shares an inspiring story about Jackie Yost, a local 88 year-old who was just inducted into the USA Triathlon Florida Region Hall Of Fame. And, there's a really yummy and healthy recipe for flax-oat bars that you can take on your next ride.
- March 2017 Newsletter
In the March Newsletter Jim talks about how our lives can change if we change our habits. He also shares the firm's March Happenings... Jim Dodson Law has been very busy with three lawsuits filed this month. Jim himself spoke to a bike club in The Villages about how cyclists can be wrongly blamed for an accident and he also gave a presentation at a Shift St. Pete meeting, a grassroots organization working on pedestrian and cycling safety in the community.
- March 2017 Cycling Newsletter
In the March Cycling Newsletter Jim shares a recent study done on the safety of cycling helmets. The overall results proved that there wasn't much difference between a $20 helmet and one that cost of $200. He also talks about another study done that seems to correlate the use of smart phones with a spike in crashes and insurance rates. And, if you love sweets but are trying to cutback on your sugar, don't miss the oatmeal raisin cookie recipe.
- February 2017 Newsletter
In the February Newsletter Jim talks about the importance of having UM on your auto policy and how it protects you not only as a driver of a vehicle but as a cyclist and a pedestrian. He also shares an inspiring article from Success magazine about "13 things mentally strong people don't do." And you won't want to miss Jim's favorite smoothie recipe.
- January 2017 Newsletter
In the January Newsletter Jim shares his thoughts on how to live a better life in 2017. We also celebrated our 8th year of Bikes for Kids for Christmas in December which was once again a big hit with smiles all around. And, find out what attorney Michele Ross is doing in the community to help Spanish speakers learn English.
- December 2016 Cycling Newsletter
In the December Cycling Newsletter Jim talks about how there are varying opinions on which bicycle seats are the most comfortable, the split seat or something more traditional. He also shares four of the most common questions we get from clients about injury claims. And, we hope you enjoy our little segment on one of our favorite things of the year... This was our 8th year celebration of Bikes for Kids which was once again a big hit.
- November 2016 Cycling Newsletter
In the November Cycling Newsletter Jim talks about the Oscar-winning comedian Robin Williams and his devotion to cycling and his amazing bike collection... who knew? He also shares a story of a cycling friend and client he just lost at a young age and how it was so moving to see the cycling members of the club she was in showed up en masse for her service.
- November 2016 Newsletter
In the November Newsletter Jim shares the wise words of his five year old granddaughter and how it can inspire us today... "if you believe in yourself you can do whatever you want to do." You'll also want to read the article on how important UM insurance is to have on your policy when considering 40% of Florida drivers don't have insurance! We have also included another yummy recipe for the holidays... Pumpkin Bran Muffins.
- October 2016 Cycling Newsletter
In the October Cycling Newsletter Jim shares an exciting way you can "ride the stage" of the Tour de France where you can enjoy finishes from a triple decker bus supported by first class cuisine, local wine and beers. And, we just announced our 8th Annual Bikes for Kids for Christmas and we are calling on you to help us nominate five lucky kids between the ages of 5-12 who are deserving of a brand new bike but whose parent or guardian lacks the resources to make it happen. If you know someone email Kati at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- September 2016 Newsletter
In the September Newsletter Jim gives advice on "how you know if you need a lawyer after a car crash." And, we also announce our college scholarship for brain injury victims. So far, we've received unbelievably moving applications. If you know someone who should apply tell them to go to www.jimdodsonlawscholarship.com. Deadline is November 30th.
- August 2016 Cycling Newsletter
In the August 2016 Cycling Newsletter Jim shares the inspiring story about Matt Long who overcame a tremendous tragedy and who created the I Will Foundation. There's also a great article on "how you know if you need a lawyer after a bicycle crash." And, you won't want to miss the Guiltless French Toast recipe... it's a great way to start your day before your ride.
- July 2016 Newsletter
In the July 2016 Newsletter Jim talks about the moral dilemma of self-driving cars which brings up a lot of questions about how the manufacturers will build their logic systems. He also shares more information on his associate Michele and how she is fluent in Spanish which has opened up more possibilities for our firm to handle more cases. If you know someone who is in need of a Spanish speaking attorney, we can help.
- July 2016 Cycling Newsletter
In the July 2016 Cycling Newsletter Jim talks about carbon bike manufacturing and shares things about it that you probably never knew. Like, did you know that the carbon used in every single bike comes from just five different manufacturers? And, you won't want to miss our FREE giveaway... a cardholder you can put on the back of your cellphone. It makes carrying your license and credit cards so convenient.
- June 2016 Newsletter
In June's 2016 newsletter Jim shares the reasons why we shouldn't be using the word "accident" when someone is involved in a vehicle crash, pedestrian collision or another situation where someone is injured because of someone else's negligence. He also talks about how the Fitbit could be a lawyer's tool to prove a case. And, we are also excited to announce our May 2016 Scholarship Winner... Congratulations Alexis!
- June 2016 Cycling Newsletter
In June 2016 Jim talks about Bill Walton, former NBA star and his love for cycling even though he is really slow on the bike. There is also a great piece on high intensity short duration interval workouts... not having enough time is no longer an excuse for not working out. And you'll want to checkout the CAAMEvents.com website. It's a great site for cyclists wanting to know where the next rides are and all the details about them.
- April 2016 Newsletter
In April 2016 Jim talks about how we need to start now to make our dreams a reality. If you are looking for a new doctor, you will definitely want to check out the list of five things you should look for when choosing a doctor because it has been found that a small percentage of the same doctors have been responsible for most of the malpractice claims and complaints. And, we are very excited to announce that Michele Ross passed the bar this month and is the newest member of the Jim Dodson Law team... Congrats Michele!
- March 2016 Cycling Newsletter
In March 2016 Cycling Newsletter Jim shares the story of Bill White and his creation of Bike Week in Twin Bridges, MT. You'll also want to check out the section on what to do if you're ever in a bicycle accident. Be sure to read this list of things to do because it could save you a lot of headaches if the worst was to happen.
- March 2016 Newsletter
In March's Newsletter Jim talks about attitude and the importance this plays in our every day lives because it not only affects are thoughts and feelings it affects all of our actions as well. You will also want to read the article on why you should carry rental car reimbursement on your auto policy. And, if you've eaten at The Columbia Restaurant then you have probably had their famous 1905 Salad... we included the "secret" recipe in this month's newsletter so you can now make it and enjoy it at home!
- February 2016 Cycling Newsletter
In February's Cycling Newsletter Jim shares Patty Huff's story, a retired cyclist he met at a Florida Bicycle Association meeting... you will be amazed and inspired to find out how many miles and where she has cycled. And if you are a renter, you will definitely want to check out the article on why you should have renter's insurance because if you don't already have it, it could cost you a bundle!
- February 2016 Newsletter
In February's Newsletter Jim talks about "our amazing imaginations" and how we all have this same intellectual gift that we all should use. Jim also shares some very good information on how having surgery at a smaller hospital may not be a good idea even if there are better payment incentives. And you won't wan to miss the Dodson family recipe... Baked Spaghetti Pie!
- January 2016 Cycling Newsletter
In January's Cycling Newsletter Jim tells the story of Dianne Franz, a retired school teacher who cycled in all fifty of our beautiful states. She was 71 years young when she finished. And you'll definitely want to pay attention to the bicycle quick release recall that is for several brand name bikes. There is a serious potential safety hazard if your bicycle has one of these, so be sure to check it out.
- January 2016 Newsletter
In January's Newsletter Jim talks about the "Amazing Power of Gratitude" and how thinking about the things you are grateful for each day can have an immense positive impact on your life. You will also get to see the big smiles on all the kids that received a brand new bicycle this year from our annual Bikes for Kids for Christmas program... this is one of our favorite times of the year!
- December 2015 Cycling Newsletter
In December's Cycling Newsletter Jim discusses bicycle racks covering your license plate and whether or not you can get a ticket for it... you might be surprised to find out what the law is. He also shares a great article on raised bike lanes and how Florida should really consider them.
- November 2015 Newsletter
In November's Newsletter Jim talks about "success", what it means to everyone and shares Earl Nightingales definition. You'll also want to read the article about Mackie Shilstone, who has been the trainer of some amazing athletes like Serena Williams and Payton Manning. And, on behalf of Jim Dodson Law we want to wish everyone a Happy Thanksgiving... don't miss Jim's Mom's Cranberry Salad recipe because it's delicious!
- October 2015 Newsletter
In October's Newsletter Jim shares a consumer report about how auto insurance companies calculate their premiums. We think you might be very surprised to find out how. You'll also find an interesting article about how decisions don't mean anything without true commitment. And, this month it is Halloween! If you are taking your little ones out for trick-or-treating be sure to read over our "Pedestrian Tips for a Safe Halloween".
- October 2015 Cycling Newsletter
In September's Cycling Newsletter Jim shares an article from Bicycle magazine that warns cyclists to make sure they are not buying imitation bicycle components that could be a hazard when riding. We also are proud to announce our 7th Annual Bikes for Kids for Christmas where we will be giving away five brand new bicycles. If you have a child you would like to nominate, you have until November 30th. Click here for more details.
- September 2015 Newsletter
In Septembers's Newsletter Jim shares a story of what can happen if you "dream big". And, you might be surprised to find out that you can now get a second opinion from a medical doctor online. And you won't want to miss the tomato, avocado and corn salad recipe that had the whole family coming back for seconds.
- September 2015 Cycling Newsletter
In September's Cycling Newsletter Jim shares an informative piece on what SPF means and why as Floridians we should know the different types of rays and how we can best protect ourselves with the proper sunscreen. And you won't want to miss our special offer for our new Florida Bike Magazine that literally just came off the press... get your FREE copy today!
- August 2015 Newsletter
In August's Newsletter Jim shares he and Pam's childhood summer memories. He also talks about how the world is drastically changing with the use of cellphones and online businesses. You might be surprised about how many people will actually be self-employed in the future. And, you don't want to miss the yummy blueberry crisp recipe.
- August 2015 Cycling Newsletter
In August's Cycling Newsletter Jim shares an interesting article from The Wiggle that tells the story of how cyclists in San Francisco protested on how stopping at stop signs and stop lights would frustrate drivers even more. And find out what one "raving fan" has to say about Jim Dodson Law setting her cycling case.
- July 2015 Newsletter
In July's Newsletter Jim shares an interesting article in Time Magazine that suggests ways to live longer. He also discusses the out of pocket expenses for medical bills if you are in a bicycle accident. And if you love breakfast food, you won't want to miss Jim's Challah French Toast Recipe with raspberry preserves.
- July 2015 Cycling Newsletter
In July's Cycling Newsletter Jim talks about his first trip he took to Italy this summer and how his visit to the 400-year-old Santuario Madonna del Ghisallo church will be something he will never forget. He also shares some "poor and dangerous" choices cyclists have been making on Gulf Blvd. according to a concerned citizen who emailed him. And, you won't want to miss the Mango Date & Oat Energy Bar recipe... instead of buying them, now you can make them yourself!
- June 2015 Newsletter
In June's Newsletter Jim shares the story of Army Sgt. Ryan Pitts delivering the commencement address about his observations on courage. You will also learn that jury misconduct is more common than you probably think. And if you are a lover of avocados, you will definitely want to check out the Grilled Provolone & Veggie Basil Sandwich recipe.
- June 2015 Cycling Newsletter
In June's Cycling Newsletter Jim talks about the idea of changing the conversation of "people riding bikes". As a cyclist, you also might want to hear Jim's thoughts on the "3 foot rule" and how it may apply to other riders passing other cyclists on the road. And, you won't want to miss the exciting news the Dodson family received over the last month!
- May 2015 Newsletter
In May's Newsletter Jim shares his thoughts on the trait of persistence. You will also find out why your No Fault Insurance company has the right to make you go to a doctor of their choice after an accident but why you should contact a lawyer before you do so. And, you won't want to miss the Crunchy Peanut Asian Slaw recipe which is a tasty dish you can take to your next summer BBQ.
- May 2015 Cycling Newsletter
In May's Florida Cycling Newsletter Jim tells the story about Nancy Janus, a professor at Eckerd College who was in a tragic bicycle accident in 2012. Jim is excited to announce that he has joined the Florida Bicycle Association Board of Directors where he will get to share his ideas and vision for safe cycling in our Florida communities.
- April 2015 Newsletter
In April's Newsletter Jim shares the story about John Goddard who is hailed as the World's Greatest Goal Achiever. You will also learn why the jury can't be told about the police report. And, you won't want to miss the Yummy Roasted Green Bean recipe that is another Dodson family favorite.
- March 2015 Newsletter
In March's Newsletter you will learn about a hit and run accident that one of our very own staff members was in and what she had to go through with the insurance companies. You will also find out why the other lawyer was so impressed with my client. And, you won't want to miss Frenchy's Grouper Reuben Sandwich recipe... it's one you'll want to add to your menu at home!
- March 2015 Cycling Newsletter
In March's Florida Cycling Newsletter find out why lying costs Lance Armstrong $10 million. Jim also shares the reasons why he likes representing cyclists. And, if you're looking for some upcoming local rides and cycling events, we have included six that are coming up this month and next month.
- February 2015 Newsletter
In February's newsletter Jim shares three stories of three very inspirational people. You'll also find out how we surprised two unsung heroes on February 6th which was Florida Crossing Guard Appreciation Day. And, you won't want to miss the Maryetta's Oatmeal Bread recipe that has been a Dodson household favorite for many years.
- February 2015 Cycling Newsletter
In February's Florida Cycling Newsletter Jim tells the inspiring story about Keane West, the hand cyclist who holds the Guinness Record for the longest distance ridden. You'll also want to read the article and get behind the safety bill that will go in front of the Florida House of Representatives this term. And, if you're looking for some upcoming local rides and cycling events, we have included three important ones we will be participating in next month.
- January 2015 Newsletter
In January's newsletter Jim shares a story about how honesty and integrity still matter even in the small things. You'll also want to read the Bikes for Kids story. It was another bright Christmas where six children each received a brand new shiny bicycle. And you won't want to miss the delicious New Year's soup recipe.
- January 2015 Cycling Newsletter
In January's Florida Cycling Newsletter Jim tells the story of Kim Campanella, a bicycle shop owner that refused to give up. You'll also want to read the amazing story of Jens Voigt who shattered the record for riding the longest distance in one hour. Jim also shares his sixth annual Bikes for Kids story. It was another bright Christmas where six children each received a brand new shiny bicycle.
- December 2014 Newsletter
In December's newsletter Jim shares stories of his family's Christmas traditions. He also talks about a decision to fire a lawyer and when it may or may not be in your best interest to do so. And you won't want to miss the Sweet Potato Casserole recipe that makes a great dish for the holiday season. On behalf of Jim Dodson Law we would like to wish everyone a Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah and a happy, healthy and prosperous 2015!
- December 2014 Florida Cycling Newsletter
In December's Florida Cycling Newsletter Jim shares the story of Ray Putnam, The Hammer... an 87 year-old cyclist! He also discusses why every cyclist should have Uninsured Motorist Insurance on their auto policy. And you won't want to the miss the special offer inside for our new Florida Bike Magazine.
- November 2014 Newsletter
In November's newsletter Jim talks about how his son Mark had "sage advice" even as a high school sophomore. He also shares his gratification to our printers, West Coast Graphics, who print our newsletter every month. They do such a great job, are always very timely and even deliver them straight to our door! On behalf of Jim Dodson Law we would like to wish everyone a Happy Thanksgiving.
- October 2014 Newsletter
In October's newsletter Jim talks about the three weddings he attended in the month of September and how each of them were different yet the same. You can also find out how to keep your estate private after you die so your nosy neighbors and friends don't know what all is in it. And, we are getting closer to the holidays which means we are looking for you to nominate your child or a child you feel is deserving of a new bike from Jim Dodson Law's Bikes for Kids for Christmas giveaway.
- September 2014 Newsletter
In September's newsletter Jim shares "timeless advice from a father"... reading samples of what Dr. William Rice, senior Pastor at Calvary Baptist Church, had to say to his son on his high school graduation. You will also find out why Jim doesn't think the 3-Foot Rule is enough for the safety of cyclists. And, you won't want to miss Jim's Mom's Everyday Meatloaf recipe.
- August 2014 Newsletter
In August's newsletter Jim talks about "how to make something happen" and the steps to getting it done. You will also find out why doctors in the 19th century warned of a threatening medical condition they called "bicycle face" as the main reason women should refrain from pedaling. And, you won't want to miss the crispy oven fried pork chops recipe which is a Dodson family favorite.
- July 2014 Newsletter
In July's newsletter Jim shares the definition of the 80/20 Rule and how you can apply it to your life in positive ways. You will also find out why a recent client decided to hire Jim Dodson Law over a much larger law firm. And, you won't want to miss the Menor's Ferry ginger cookie recipe that is sure to put a smile on any kid's face.
- June 2014 Newsletter
In June's newsletter Jim shares the best commencement address he heard this year by Parker Mantell. We are also pleased to announce that Jim has been recognized as a 2014 Florida Super Lawyer... way to go Jim! And, you won't want to miss the jicama slaw recipe that is a favorite in the Dodson household especially during these hot summer months.
- May 2014 Newsletter
In May's newsletter Jim announces his new School Crossing Guard Program. You will also learn how to avoid five costly mistakes that people make after they've been in a car accident. And, you won't want to miss Jim's "all-time favorite" cookie recipe. It's quite delicious and very easy to make!
- April 2014 Newsletter
In April's newsletter Jim talks about how your mindset can limit your life. You will also get to meet Kati, the sweet southern voice on the other end of the phone when you call our office. And, you won't want to miss Pam's Cheesy Spinach Quiche recipe that is to die for.
- March 2014 Newsletter
In March's newsletter Jim follows up on the discussion of Goals and the Power of Belief. He also talks about the Google Dashboard and how it tracks every click you make. And, you don't want to miss our Watch 4 Cyclists contest where you can win a $25 Gift Card to Bonefish.
- February 2014 Newsletter
In February's newsletter Jim talks about Goals and the Power of Belief. He also discusses his involvement with MADD and his new guide, Florida DUI Crash Victim Guide. And, you won't want to miss the easy to make recipe that you can give to someone special this Valentine's Day.
- January 2014 Newsletter
In January's newsletter we share the inspiring story of Terry Fox and his Marathon of Hope. Jim also talks about Spice, Moon Rocks, Scooby Snax and other synthetic marijuana and how it can impair someone's driving. We also have another contest this month where the winner will receive the best-selling book, The Go-Giver.
December 2013 Newsletter
In December's newsletter Jim talks about the humble beginnings of the Rockefeller Christmas tree. Jim also talks about using a designated driver over the holidays and how Tow-And-Go might be a better option. We also share very easy to make recipe for the holidays that you can enjoy with your friends and family.
- November 2013 Newsletter
In November's newsletter Jim talks about Sara Blakely, a local success story and celebrity. Jim also discusses how Pinellas County has reinstated DUI checkpoints. He also shares one of his favorite Thanksgiving recipes his Mother used to make.
- October 2013 Newsletter
In October's newsletter we announce our Drunk Driving Campaign. Jim also discusses how important it is for your child to wear a bicycle helmet and how it can literally save their life. Jim Dodson Law is giving away ten helmets to the first ten people who call our office.
- September 2013 Newsletter
In September's newsletter we tell the story of a family's devastating loss because of a drunk driving accident. Jim also discusses what is considered an "open and obvious" condition in a fall accident and who is responsible for a student's safety on the way to school.
- August 2013 Newsletter
In August's newsletter we talk about self-driving cars and states that have passed laws to allow them. Jim also discusses the civil claim against George Zimmerman that awarded Trayvon Martin's family an amount close to one million. There is also a free giveaway for Morgan Murphy's cookbook, Off the Eaten Pat - Second Helpings.
- July 2013 Newsletter
In July's newsletter we announce Jim Dodson Law's new program Cars for Moms. Jim also discusses the importance of writing down all the details of an accident right after it happens because you may not be able to recall it when it's most important for your case.
- June 2013 Newsletter
In June's newsletter we tell a Father's Day story about Dick Hoyt and his endearing love for his handicapped son. You can also win a $50 gift card by submitting ideas for our new Jim Dodson Law Bicycle Magazine.
- May 2013 Newsletter
In May's newsletter Jim talks about whether or not you need to immediately call an attorney after an accident. We also discuss the importance of carrying uninsured motorist coverage on your auto insurance policy and if you need more information you can request a free copy of Jim's book, Uninsured Motorist Coverage - Don't Leave Home Without It.
- April 2013 Newsletter
In April's newsletter we tell the story of young and promising cyclist, Taylor Phinney. Jim also discusses what it means to have a lawsuit and when someone's case might involve one. We are having a contest for a $50 gift card for sharing the best memory of your Mom for Mother's Day.
- March 2013 Newsletter
In March's newsletter we share ideas on how to make your day the most productive. Jim also discusses accidents involving a phantom vehicle and why it is important to carry UM on your auto insurance policy. And, have you ever wondered what to do if you drop your cell phone in water? We have answers that could save your phone from dying.
- February 2013 Newsletter
In February's newsletter we share six tips on how to stop procrastinating. Jim also discusses what driver's are suppose to do when passing cyclists. We also proud to announce that we will be a sponsor for the Pedaling for Pink cycling event.
- January 2013 Newsletter
In January's newsletter we share our success of our 4th Annual Bikes for Kids for Christmas event. Five wonderful kids received a brand new bicycles. Jim also discusses the new change to PIP and how it is negatively going to effect us.