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Teen Driving Perils

By Stephen M. Barbas |

If you have a teen who has just acquired a driver’s license, chances are you are experiencing a bit of anxiety. There is good reason for apprehension as you turn over the car keys to a new driver: statistics relate some alarming facts about driving behavior and accident rates. If your teen is involved… Read More »

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Workplace Fatalities

By Stephen M. Barbas |

You kiss your spouse good-bye as they head out the door to work, never in a million years anticipating that the day will end with a chilling visit from someone in a dark suit telling you that a tragic accident occurred, and your loved one is dead. Fatal Occupational Injuries  Studies indicate that roughly… Read More »

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Driving Mode: Getting to your Destination Safely

By Stephen M. Barbas |

Distracted driving has long been a source of consternation for first responders, who arrive at the scene of accidents due to cell phone use on a regular basis across the country. But finally, there is an intervention that just may make a difference: driving mode applications on cell phones. The Problem With Cell Phones… Read More »

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Florida’s Wrongful Death Act

By Stephen M. Barbas |

If you have lost a loved one to a sudden and unexpected event, you are no doubt dealing with an abyss of emotions. In addition to the cruel absence of that person in your daily life, you may also have to face a dramatic loss of income to support your family. No one likes… Read More »

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Early Retirement and Social Security Disability

By Stephen M. Barbas |

Let’s say you were gainfully employed for 30 years or so, and then retired at age 55.  At age 57, you experience a debilitating accident, the effects of which have extended well over 12 months. Are you eligible for Social Security Disability? Many people find the Social Security rules and application processes cumbersome and… Read More »

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Social Security Income Benefits vs. Social Security Disability Insurance Benefits

By Stephen M. Barbas |

If you or a loved one suffers from a severe disability, there are federal programs available that have the potential to assist with the financial burden. Unfortunately, the majority of claims are denied upon the initial submittal. It is therefore essential to understand the application criteria for individual assistance programs before undertaking such an… Read More »

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Unique Challenges facing Senior Drivers

By Stephen M. Barbas |

If you have an elderly family member, and have growing concerns about whether or not that person is safe behind the wheel, you may have valid concerns. Being informed about the special challenges facing your senior loved ones is an important step to keeping them safe. If an accident does occur, it may be… Read More »

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Fast Tracking Your Social Security Disability Case

By Stephen M. Barbas |

When you require government assistance due to a disability, nothing can be more frustrating than the bureaucracy and subsequent wait that accompanies your application for Social Security disability (SSD) payments. Many applicants are disheartened to learn that the process to secure funds can take months, or even years. Only under very limited circumstances can… Read More »

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Social Security Benefits for a Mental Disability

By Stephen M. Barbas |

If you or a loved one suffers from a mental disability that severely limits functioning, you may be entitled to Social Security benefits. If medical documentation supports a diagnosis that limits the ability to function without care or to work and earn a living, filing a claim may be worthwhile. Conditions that may Qualify… Read More »

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On the Other Side of Personal Injury: When Burglars Sue You

By Stephen M. Barbas |

We’ve all heard the stories about burglaries gone wrong: the criminal enters a home or business, only to find a property owner unwilling to submit to the criminal and more than willing to take care of business using whatever means necessary. Cases like these happen now and then, and we hear stories of lawsuits… Read More »

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