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Do You Need a Serious Injury to Recover Compensation After an Accident?

By Stephen M. Barbas |

Unfortunately in our world, there are a lot of ways to get injured, and that means, there are a lot of injuries that people can sustain. Some are catastrophic, life-altering and permanent injuries. Others are not—they may be temporary, not that debilitating, and lead to a complete recovery, and of course, there are a… Read More »

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Is a Computer Analyzing Your Injury Case?

By Stephen M. Barbas |

Let’s say that you are injured in an accident. You, through your injury attorney, present your case to the other side (or the other side’s insurance company). You expect that there is a team of humans at that insurance company or Defendant, that is evaluating your claim. You expect that they are looking at… Read More »

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Your Rotator Cuff can be Injured in an Accident

By Stephen M. Barbas |

When we think of injuries that people sustain in car accidents our thoughts often go to back injuries or neck injuries. We don’t give much thought to shoulders, especially in car accidents which wouldn’t seem to affect shoulders. But shoulders—and specifically, our rotator cuff-can be especially susceptible to injury in a typical car accident…. Read More »

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Why You Shouldn’t Settle Your Case With the Other Driver at the Scene of the Accident

By Stephen M. Barbas |

In many kinds of car accidents, people who cause those accidents, will make offers, there on the spot, to pay for some or all of the damages of the other driver (the victim). This can be a tempting (and easy) offer to accept. But be wary, because accepting an offer for money at the… Read More »

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Sovereign Immunity: How and When You Can Sue the State

By Stephen M. Barbas |

We often hear in the news about people who sue the government, or how the government owes people money when a government agency is found to be negligent and to have caused a victim’s injuries. But we often take that fact for granted—because in many countries, it is actually forbidden to sue the government…. Read More »

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The Dangers of Recreational Drones

By Stephen M. Barbas |

Drones: They’re a fun and unique activity. But they also can be dangerous. Although more and more people have and use them, and although they are sold in almost every hobby or toy store you can find, drones aren’t just your average toy. They are high speed machines that often are poorly controlled, and… Read More »

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Minivan Safety Isn’t What You Think it Is

By Stephen M. Barbas |

There are some vehicles that we drive, that we just assume are safe. That assumption may not actually be based on any fact or reality, but we just have a sense that one type of vehicle is safer than another kind. The “Safe” Minivan This is the case with the minivan. Designed and marketed… Read More »

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Safety in Venues With Large Crowds and Crowd Surge Injuries: What Goes Wrong?

By Stephen M. Barbas |

With all the events that happen that involve large crowds, from concerns to sporting events, we often overlook the security that goes into those events—and how easily things can go out of control, and end up injuring people when the proper security measures aren’t in place. Deaths at the Travis Scott Concert Nowhere was… Read More »

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Why is Qualified Immunity so Controversial?

By Stephen M. Barbas |

Whenever there are incidents of police brutality in the news, or situations where police use excessive force, you often hear a lot about something called qualified immunity. The immunity is so controversial that it even gets mentioned in presidential and political debates. But what is it, and why is it so important—especially in police… Read More »

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Knee Airbags? Don’t Get Too Confident if They Are in Your Car

By Stephen M. Barbas |

If you are in a vehicle you are probably aware of most of the most popular safety features that are in those vehicles. But one safety feature you may not be aware of, are what are known as knee airbags. What are Knee Airbags? As the name implies, knee airbags are just airbags but… Read More »

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