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Things That Should Be Admissible In Trial, But Aren’t

By Stephen M. Barbas |

In a personal injury case, you tend to think that anything that could help prove your case, you should be able to use in trial. But that’s not exactly how it works. Actually, there are a lot of things that aren’t admissible in trial, that you would think are, or should be. Here are… Read More »

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Inferences And Assumptions In A Personal Injury Case – What’s Allowable?

By Stephen M. Barbas |

When you are in a personal injury case can the jury make assumptions? That is, would a jury be allowed to infer something? Do you need hard, solid evidence to prove every aspect of your case? Sometimes, you don’t. Sometimes, the jury can make reasonable inferences in your case. Reasonable Assumptions Let’s assume that… Read More »

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Can A Judge Change Or Alter The Amount Of A Jury’s Award?

By Stephen M. Barbas |

Let’s say that you go to trial, and the jury enters an award for you. You aren’t happy with the award—maybe you think it’s too low (that is, not enough or sufficient compensation for your injuries). On the other hand, maybe the defendant thinks what the jury awarded was too much—that the verdict should… Read More »

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What Happens If The Defendant In Your Case Files For Bankruptcy?

By Stephen M. Barbas |

So you’ve looked at all the possible defenses that the defendant may assert against you and balanced the strengths and weaknesses of your case, and you are moving forward to the trial in your lawsuit. Maybe you even rejected a settlement offer, confident that your personal injury trial will yield a better result. And… Read More »

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Understanding PIP Setoffs In Your Car Accident Case

By Stephen M. Barbas |

When you are in a car accident, your personal injury protection (PIP) insurance will pay about $10,000 towards your lost wages or medical bills (the amount may vary, depending on which you apply these to, and whether you have a deductible or not). This is generally very helpful to people in car accidents, as… Read More »

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