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Expert Testimony Isn’t Always Admissible

By Stephen M. Barbas |

There are almost unlimited fields where expert witnesses are needed in personal injury cases, because of the varied ways that people can get injured. Even a “standard” car accident can call for human factors experts, mechanical experts, or engineers. This is not even counting the medical experts that may be needed to prove a… Read More »

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Why Naming a Fabre Defendant is Important to Recovering Damages

By Stephen M. Barbas |

In a personal injury case, it may seem to make sense to sue each and every party that could be liable for your injuries. However, in many cases, potentially liable defendants are overlooked, and not sued. This can lead to serious consequences for an accident victim. Apportionment of Liability It’s important to first understand… Read More »

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Is “Accident” The Best Way to Describe a Car Crash?

By Stephen M. Barbas |

In law, words matter. Entire cases have hinged on the meaning of a single word, and the language used in legal cases can convey a lot of meaning to the public and to juries. That’s why some people are starting to question whether the use of the word “accident” when it comes to car… Read More »

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Can Your Employer Punish You for Making a Workers’ Compensation Claim?

By Stephen M. Barbas |

There are many people who refuse to get treatment after an injury on the job. They may have their own reasons, although few reasons are valid given how important it is to get help for yourself as soon as possible. One reason which sounds like it has legal validity, is the fear of an… Read More »

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Estate Planning Basics: What Do I Need for a Secure Estate?

By Stephen M. Barbas |

Individualized estate plans are critical for the successful transfer of finances and assets after you have passed away. Most needed documents – like wills, trusts, and powers of attorney – should be drafted, signed, and finalized according to your wishes well before any medical condition might impede your capacity to make decisions. Working with… Read More »

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Can I Receive Social Security Disability Benefits After an Injury?

By Stephen M. Barbas |

Social Security disability is a government program with specific eligibility requirements. In order to receive Social Security disability benefits, you must have a physical or mental impairment that prevents you from performing work. This disability must have been ongoing for at least one year or must be expected to lead to death. These eligibility… Read More »

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What to Do After a Work-Related Injury

By Stephen M. Barbas |

If you are an employee in Florida, it is more than likely that your employer is required to have workers’ compensation insurance if you injure yourself on the job. If reported and filed a workers’ compensation claim can help you recover lost wages and pay for medical expenses associated with the injury. Included in… Read More »

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What is the Statute of Limitations for Filing a Personal Injury Claim?

By Stephen M. Barbas |

In Florida, the statute of limitations, or the period within which you must file any lawsuit related to a claim for personal injuries, is up to four years. However, each case is different and different types of claims may require specific legal actions to be taken at different times. If you or a loved… Read More »

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Florida Supreme Court rules on Workers’ Compensation

By Stephen M. Barbas |

In 2016, the Florida Supreme Court decided two cases that have lasting effects on the state’s workers’ compensation system. Some people are questioning the rulings of the state’s highest court, but one study found that the changes instituted by actually align Florida more closely with other states’ workers’ compensation plans. The Workers’ Compensation Research… Read More »

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Can Warm Weather Increase Bicycle and Pedestrian Accidents?

By Stephen M. Barbas |

During the spring and summer months, warmer weather creates more opportunities for people to spend time outdoors. From cycling to running, more people spend more time outside, which may increase the possibilities of pedestrian accidents and injuries. While it is important for cyclists and runners to be constantly vigilant near highways and roads, that… Read More »

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