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Florida’s Eggshell Plaintiff Doctrine Protects Victims

By Stephen M. Barbas |

We seem to have a belief that certain accidents cause certain kinds of injuries. But the reality is that everyone reacts differently to similar accidents. Someone who is able bodied and strong may do better after a slip and fall than someone who is frail, with brittle bones. Some of us are just more… Read More »

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Court Refuses to Hold FPL Liable for Nursing Home Deaths

By Stephen M. Barbas |

When hurricane Irma struck south Florida, many residents lost power. But the loss of power wasn’t just an inconvenience for some Florida residents—it was a matter of life and death. Those in many nursing homes, including one particular nursing home, were stuck inside the home, in sweltering, oppressive Florida summer heat. Tragedy in a… Read More »

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Lacerations Can be Serious Workplace Injuries

By Stephen M. Barbas |

When we think of injuries in the workplace, we often think about injuries to bones, or limbs. If someone mentioned a laceration, you may automatically equate laceration with a minor injury, that could not be expected to keep you out of work for very long. But a laceration is not “just a cut,” and… Read More »

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Statistics Prove It: Boating Can Be Dangerous

By Stephen M. Barbas |

Driving a car is dangerous, and there is a high likelihood of injury. But riding a boat is fun, recreational, and generally harmless. At least, that’s what people tend to think. Because of the fun associated with boating, it’s easy to forget they’re still vehicles, able to do a good amount of damage if… Read More »

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Can a Minor be Liable for Negligence?

By Stephen M. Barbas |

When you are injured, the assumption is usually that it is an adult that injured you. In the cases of slip and falls, or car accidents, that is usually the case. But minors can cause injuries also. Younger children can do reckless things just because of their age, and teenagers are old enough to… Read More »

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Seat Belts Save Lives

By Stephen M. Barbas |

It seems like we hear over and over again about the importance of wearing seat belts, and using safety seats for young children. Yet, it seems like every day, more and more people ignore using such simple devices. Using Seat Belts Saves Lives According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the leading cause… Read More »

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Common Questions About Workers’ Compensation

By Stephen M. Barbas |

You may think that you know a lot about workers’ compensation. Many people do, even if they aren’t workers’ compensation attorneys. But there are still things to learn, and things that you may not have known about workers’ compensation. Here are some of the more common things that people ask their attorney about workers’… Read More »

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Getting Workers’ Compensation For Injuries After or Before Work Hours

By Stephen M. Barbas |

When the country shut down because of COVID, more and more Florida workers found themselves working from home. Many restrictions have been lifted, but many employers have continued to allow employees to work from home. With so many people now working from home (or perhaps, a hybrid of home and in office work), it… Read More »

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Dram Shop Laws: When a Bar is Responsible for a Drunk Driver’s Behavior

By Stephen M. Barbas |

Florida law punished people who get behind the wheel drunk, and cause accidents, both through criminal law, and civil, personal injury laws. But oftentimes, the responsibility for an accident is not just the person who drove intoxicated, but the business, bar or establishment that served the drink to the person. From a bar or… Read More »

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Car Accidents on the Job: Personal Injury or Workers’ Compensation?

By Stephen M. Barbas |

We often talk about workers’ compensation and car accidents separately, because an entirely different system of medical treatment, benefits, payments, and damages are available in both. They are governed by separate laws and statutes. But what happens when they intersect—specifically, what happens when you are involved in a car accident on the job? Car… Read More »

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