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The Judge And The Jury: Who Does What?

By Stephen M. Barbas |

In your personal injury case, you may hear your injury lawyer talk both about a judge and a jury. We’re taught that we have a right to a jury, and that a jury of our peers will make decisions about our case. Yet, in trial, there is still a judge, and as your case… Read More »

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Do Temporary Workers Get Workers’ Compensation In Florida?

By Stephen M. Barbas |

When we talk about workers’ compensation and who is entitled to benefits, we usually are talking about full time, permanent employees. But what about temporary employees? Do temporary employees get workers’ compensation benefits? Joint Employers While a regular, full time employee has one employer (at least, one oer job), a temporary employee sometimes has… Read More »

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Governor Vetoes Repeal Of PIP Laws

By Stephen M. Barbas |

Florida has once again failed to reform its personal injury protection (PIP) laws. This time, the legislature actually did pass a full repeal of the law, but the governor has vetoed that repeal, leaving PIP laws in place, at least for now. What is PIP? PIP is the insurance that every driver in Florida… Read More »

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Help! The Judge In My Case Doesn’t Like Me!

By Stephen M. Barbas |

Whenever things don’t go someone’s way during a personal injury trial, often, the victim or the Defendant is quick to say “the judge is biased!” Of course, that is rarely ever the case, but for a layperson who is unfamiliar with the legal system, it is an understandable reaction. That said, the law has… Read More »

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What Is An Open And Obvious Condition?

By Stephen M. Barbas |

Sometimes, dangerous conditions are hidden and hard to see, and they cause injury to us when we slip and fall on them. But other times, conditions that are dangerous, are more visible. In fact, they often can be plainly seen. Can you sue if you are injured after falling on something that is in… Read More »

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Do Seasonal Employees Get Workers’ Compensation?

By Stephen M. Barbas |

If you have short term work, and you are injured on the job you may be wondering whether you qualify for workers’ compensation coverage, or whether your employer must provide you such coverage. The initial question to ask is what kind of employee you are, if your position does not employ you for the… Read More »

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Workers’ Compensation And The Family Medical Leave Act-Which Takes Precedence?

By Stephen M. Barbas |

In a workers’ compensation case, an employer will often have the option to offer an injured worker light or altered duty, to provide the worker the chance to work and make money, without having to return to the worker’s normal job duties which he or she may not be able to do because of… Read More »

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Internal Bleeding: Hidden, But Very Dangerous

By Stephen M. Barbas |

When you are injured and start to bleed, you see it. There is blood, and it gets everywhere…right? Well, not always. Sometimes, you can suffer from what is known as internal bleeding. Because the bleeding is inside, it certainly is not readily noticeable, which can make it all the more dangerous if it is… Read More »

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How Much Of A Personal Injury Settlement Is Taxed By The IRS?

By Stephen M. Barbas |

So you’ve settled your personal injury case. What is yours is yours, minus attorneys fees or any medical expenses that you owed, which had to be paid back to the doctors. But what about the IRS? After all, a settlement is money, and any time money is involved, the IRS will want its share…. Read More »

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Boating Accidents: Stay Safe In The Water

By Stephen M. Barbas |

What Causes Accidents? Boating accidents can be caused by a number of factors. Many studies have things like lack of attention, operator inexperience, or unlawful speed, as being leading causes of boating injuries and deaths. A boat doesn’t have to sink, and you don’t have to be thrown from a boat to be injured…. Read More »

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