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When Can You Get Punitive Damages In An Injury Case?

By Stephen M. Barbas |

The civil justice system is intended to make you whole for losses that you have suffered as a result of an accident. It is supposed to put you in the same position that you were beforehand, using money as a way to try to compensate you for financial, emotional and physical damages. It is… Read More »

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New Rule Could Slow Down Punitive Damage Cases

By Stephen M. Barbas |

A recent change of a relatively obscure court rule could have big effects on accident victims- especially those who are looking to collect punitive damages. The new rule change makes it easier for Defendants to appeal awards of punitive damages. But the big change is that they can now do that in the middle… Read More »

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Hit And Run Accidents Are All Too Common

By Stephen M. Barbas |

When you are a pedestrian hit by a car, the initial assumption is that you can and should sue the driver of the car that hit you. That’s generally true—assuming you know who actually hit you. Because in a lot of accidents, the drivers flee the scene of the accident, making the accident a… Read More »

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Is It Negligence Or Malpractice? It Makes A Difference

By Stephen M. Barbas |

When a doctor does something wrong, it is a medical malpractice claim. When an average layperson does something wrong and causes you an injury, it is just an ordinary negligence claim. But is it really that simple? Sometimes it can be more difficult than you think to tell the difference. Why the Difference Makes… Read More »

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