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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 »


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 »


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 »


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 »


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 »


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 »


Are You Liable for Your Own Pedestrian Accident Injuries?

By Stephen M. Barbas |

If you were hit by a car when crossing the street or if a driver ran into while you were walking along the shoulder, it can feel like the accident was your fault. After all, cars belong on the road, and walkers or bikers should be on the lookout for them, not the other… Read More »


Your Rights When a Dog Bites

By Stephen M. Barbas |

Dog bites can be serious, but unfortunately, they are often not treated so. Dog owners mistakenly believe that if their dogs bite, it is for a good reason. Maybe the victim was antagonizing the canine, or the person bit was a trespasser. As a result, many dog owners do not take responsibility for their… Read More »

Shifty Burdens, Triggering Events & Two-Tiered Analysis

By L. Gray Sanders |

Please take the time to read Shifty Burdens, Triggering Events & Two-Tiered Analysis in the Workers Compensation Section of Hillsborough County Bar Association Periodical authored by Partner L. Gray Sanders.  


Know Your Rights in a Tampa Bicycle Accident Case

By Stephen M. Barbas |

According to the Tampa Bay Times, Florida’s bike fatality rate is the highest in the nation and, at 0.57 per 100,000 individuals, is more than double that of the nation’s overall biker fatality rate. Even more alarming is the fact that while the rest of the nation (save for Wyoming) has managed to decrease… Read More »

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