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Common Accidents On Construction Sites

By Stephen M. Barbas |

It’s no secret that construction sites can be some of the most dangerous places to work and that construction accidents account for a large number of workplace accidents. These accidents can result in workers compensation claims, and third party injury claims. But how do people get injured on construction sites, and what are the… Read More »

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What Does An Insurance Adjuster Do In Your Injury Case?

By Stephen M. Barbas |

When you have an injury and you make a claim for your injuries, you will most likely negotiate with an insurance company. But an insurance company is just that: a company, not a human. The actual human being that you will be communicating with will be an adjuster. What the Adjuster Does An adjuster… Read More »

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Welcome Invitee Or Trespasser: Which One Were You When You Were Injured?

By Stephen M. Barbas |

When we are injured on someone else’s property, we often just ask whether the property owner is negligent—that is, whether the property did or didn’t do something that it should have. It’s easy to forget another question: Who are you? In other words, what is your relationship to the property owner? Because that can… Read More »

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What Questions Should You Ask Your Injury Attorney?

By Stephen M. Barbas |

If you are in an accident there are a lot of ways that you can find a personal injury attorney. Eventually you may settle on one, or even a few, to see which you will choose to represent you. However, you may not know what questions to ask a prospective attorney, or what things… Read More »

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Can A Non-Parent Bind A Child To Arbitration?

By Stephen M. Barbas |

Most people know that minors can’t sign contracts on their behalf that are legally binding. Rather, they need to have parents or legal guardians sign agreements for them. That’s why many businesses will have parents or guardians sign hold harmless agreements, which often also contain provisions that waive the right to go to court,… Read More »

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Keeping Your Home Safe For Others

By Stephen M. Barbas |

Although you may read a lot about when you can sue, and what to do when someone’s negligence causes you an injury, what you may not read a lot about is how you can prevent injuring others. You may be a business owner, but even if you aren’t, and you just casually have people… Read More »

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Stairs Can Be More Dangerous Than You May Think

By Stephen M. Barbas |

It just so happens in life that there are things that we use or do every day, usually without any problem. Because of that, we tend to overlook how dangerous they actually are. One of those things is the stairwell, or stairs, which, if not properly maintained or taken care of, can lead to… Read More »

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Court Finds Pool With Two Shallow Ends Could Be Dangerous

By Stephen M. Barbas |

As a general rule, homeowners and residences with pools are not liable to people who are injured in their pools, so long as the injury is from the normal, common usage of the pool, and so long as there is nothing hidden or unusual about the pool that would make it dangerous. The logic… Read More »

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Be Wary About Using Litigation Funding Companies

By Stephen M. Barbas |

When you have a personal injury case, you may not be in a position to wait long enough for your case to resolve, whether that is by settling, or by going to a trial. That’s why the idea of litigation funding may be a good idea. However, looking closer, litigation funding can be very… Read More »

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Traffic Deaths Are Up…But Why?

By Stephen M. Barbas |

In the first part of 2020, many of us stayed home, didn’t go to work, and didn’t go out anywhere—we were shut in because of the pandemic. So you would expect that traffic fatalities would have decreased in 2020. Actually, over time, with more technology and sensors in our cars than we’ve ever had,… Read More »

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