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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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Falling Into Holes: Funny In Cartoons, Dangerous In Real Life

By Stephen M. Barbas |

In the movies or in cartoons, when a character falls into a giant hole, it’s usually pretty comical. But in real life, holes can be very dangerous, and crippling. Holes in real life normally aren’t the type of holes that are large enough for our entire body to fall into—helpfully those are few and… Read More »

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Where Will You Sue? The Answer Can Be Complex

By Stephen M. Barbas |

When you file a personal injury case, you may not give much thought about where to file the case. And in many cases, it’s not even an issue. If you fall in Walmart, or your doctor commits malpractice against you, or your loved one is neglected in a Florida nursing home, it’s obvious that… Read More »

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Understanding Florida’s Impact Rule

By Stephen M. Barbas |

When you are in an accident of any kind, it is expected that you won’t just sustain physical injury, but that there will be some emotional trauma as well. Pain, suffering, anxiety, depression, and many other cognitive problems can arise. Courts give value to, and recognize these injuries, because it’s natural to think that… Read More »

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Can A Non-Parent Agree To Arbitrate A Minor’s Injury Case?

By Stephen M. Barbas |

Arbitration provisions in contracts can be punitive and difficult for accident victims. They may restrict victims’ abilities to present or get the evidence they need to prove their case, and almost always, arbitration provisions take the case out of the hands of a judge and jury, and give it to an arbitrator. Arbitration provisions… Read More »

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