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The Basics Of Personal Injury Protection Insurance

By Stephen M. Barbas |

Many years ago, the Florida legislature realized that when people are in car accidents, they need access to medical attention quickly, and to some extent, they may also need some of the money they are losing by being out of work. That’s why they created personal injury protection insurance, or PIP. What is PIP… Read More »

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What Is Informed Consent?

By Stephen M. Barbas |

When you go to the doctor, you may notice that you sign an awful lot of forms. One (or more) of them that you may not have paid much attention to is what is known as informed consent. What Are Informed Consent Forms? That’s because Florida law requires that before any doctor performs any… Read More »

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Liability For Foreign Objects In Your Food

By Stephen M. Barbas |

When we eat food, we expect that we will only find food in our food. Or at least, the items in your food that are supposed to be there. When something else is in our food that isn’t supposed to be there, the risks can be anywhere from being simply “grossed out,” to being… Read More »

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Another Brightline Accident Calls Train Safety Into Question

By Stephen M. Barbas |

There has been another death involving the railway system Brightline. The recent death begs the question of why, if train on pedestrian accidents are so rare, there seem to be so many occurrences of these kinds of accidents when it comes to Brightline. Woman is Killed by Brightline Train The recent accident involved a… Read More »

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What Are Subsequent Remedial Measures?

By Stephen M. Barbas |

When your attorney starts to build your case, he or she will need to get as much evidence as possible. But getting all the information that is needed can sometimes be tougher than it seems–especially trying to get a key piece of evidence that you know will convince the jury that the Defendant is… Read More »

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Summary Judgment Can End Your Injury Case Before It Gets To Trial

By Stephen M. Barbas |

If you can’t settle your personal injury case, and you have to go to trial, you will have a neutral jury hear your case, and decide whether you should recover compensation and if so, how much. At least, that’s how it is supposed to work. In fact, there is no guarantee that your case… Read More »

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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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