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Be Smart, And Safe On A Bicycle

By Stephen M. Barbas |

The year 2020 was a year of contradictions when it came to accidents. Just as people started to stay at home and business closed because of Pandemic related shutdowns, so too did accidents of all kinds, go up. Included in that statistic are accidents involving bicyclists. Cycling Accidents Are on the Rise The National… Read More »

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Your Car’s EDR Can Tell You What Happened In A Car Accident

By Stephen M. Barbas |

What if we told you that your car had a device in it that tracked almost every move you make with the vehicle? It knew when you used the infotainment system, how fast you were going, when you applied the brakes, and how fast you took curves or turns. You’d probably think that was… Read More »

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Golf Carts Are Being Used In Ways That Can Be Dangerous

By Stephen M. Barbas |

When we think of relatively safe sports, golf is probably close to the top of the list when it comes to safety. But it’s not the sport of golf that creates dangers–it’s often the use of the golf cart, and the fact that nowadays, carts have now become as much for transportation and recreation,… Read More »

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When Can You Get Punitive Damages In An Injury Case?

By Stephen M. Barbas |

The civil justice system is intended to make you whole for losses that you have suffered as a result of an accident. It is supposed to put you in the same position that you were beforehand, using money as a way to try to compensate you for financial, emotional and physical damages. It is… Read More »

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New Rule Could Slow Down Punitive Damage Cases

By Stephen M. Barbas |

A recent change of a relatively obscure court rule could have big effects on accident victims- especially those who are looking to collect punitive damages. The new rule change makes it easier for Defendants to appeal awards of punitive damages. But the big change is that they can now do that in the middle… Read More »

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Hit And Run Accidents Are All Too Common

By Stephen M. Barbas |

When you are a pedestrian hit by a car, the initial assumption is that you can and should sue the driver of the car that hit you. That’s generally true—assuming you know who actually hit you. Because in a lot of accidents, the drivers flee the scene of the accident, making the accident a… Read More »

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Is It Negligence Or Malpractice? It Makes A Difference

By Stephen M. Barbas |

When a doctor does something wrong, it is a medical malpractice claim. When an average layperson does something wrong and causes you an injury, it is just an ordinary negligence claim. But is it really that simple? Sometimes it can be more difficult than you think to tell the difference. Why the Difference Makes… Read More »

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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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