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Who is Liable for Swimming Pool Injuries in Tampa?

By Stephen M. Barbas |

Summer is a great time to sit out by the pool and enjoy the warm weather, especially in a water-friendly state like Florida. Unfortunately, having a pool in one’s backyard also comes with responsibility for potential dangers. Three children a day lose their lives in swimming pool accidents, and it only takes a few… Read More »

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How to Win Workers’ Compensation Benefits for Repetitive Motion Injuries

By Stephen M. Barbas |

When office workers begin to experience back pain after years of toiling away at a computer; or when cashiers complain of carpal tunnel after decades of completing the same scanning motion over and over again; or when construction workers accrue bad joints and are unable to lift heavy objects after so many years in… Read More »

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Workers’ Compensation for Occupational Disease

By Stephen M. Barbas |

When someone gets sick with, say, lung cancer, brain cancer, or musculoskeletal disorders, many people assume that the illness is due to his or her lifestyle. After all, lung cancer is also associated with smoking too much. Brain cancer can be hereditary, and a musculoskeletal disorder could be the result of a sporting incident… Read More »

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What Damages Can I Recover in a Bicycle Accident Case?

By Stephen M. Barbas |

Despite the fact that Florida has some of the best bicycling safety initiatives in the country, it continues to lead the country in the number of annual bicycling fatalities. To be sure, 2015, the most recent year for statistics, saw 818 bicycling fatalities nationwide, a 12 percent increase from the previous year; 150 of… Read More »

PRESENTATION: FLORIDA SB 376 AND THE RECENT CHANGES TO SECTION 112.1815

By Stephen M. Barbas |

A Presentation to the Hillsborough County Bar Association, Workers Compensation Section by L. Gray Sanders, Esquire May 21, 2018 On Tuesday, March 27, 2018, Gov. Rick Scott traveled to Tampa, only a few blocks from where we are having lunch today, to the Tampa Firefighters Museum. There, he attended a ceremony along with Chief… Read More »

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Is Fault Automatic in Rear-End Collision Cases?

By Stephen M. Barbas |

You may have heard that when there is a rear-end accident, the person doing the rear-ending is always at fault. While this is true in most rear-end collision cases, it is not always the case. If you were involved in a rear-end collision in Tampa or Petersburg, you may be worried about what that… Read More »

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Liability for Teenage Drivers

By Stephen M. Barbas |

According to the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles, there were 16,127 accidents involving teen drivers between the ages of 15 and 17 in Florida in 2016. 3,544 teen drivers were injured and 27 were killed. All these numbers are up from previous years. These numbers do not account for the number… Read More »

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Fatigued Truck Drivers is Still a Huge Cause for Concern

By Stephen M. Barbas |

According to the Large Truck Crash Causation Study conducted by NHTSA (National Highway Traffic Safety Administration) and the FMCSA (Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration), the number one reason behind trucking accidents is fatigued and overworked drivers. Though the organizations that conducted the study were quick to note that most accidents involve more than a… Read More »

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Admitting Fault Is Not Always Indicative of a Guilty Verdict to Come

By Stephen M. Barbas |

If you were involved in a car accident in which the other driver admitted fault, you may assume that you have your case in the bag. After all, what better evidence is there than the other driver’s word? According to Florida courts, apparently, the at-fault driver’s testimony is not enough to obtain a guilty… Read More »

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Tips for Ensuring a Smooth Deposition in Your Workers’ Compensation Claim

By Stephen M. Barbas |

If you are injured at work and file a workers’ compensation claim, receiving the compensation you need to recover in comfort is not as simple as proving your injuries. More likely than not, you will be required to answer a series of questions under oath. This type of Q&A session is referred to as… Read More »

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